Attention Association and Unit Leaders —
What You Need to Know to Be Effective in Your Role

Leadership Conference Program Guide

This virtual conference is a must-attend for all current – and prospective – association and unit leaders. Held virtually via Zoom, this highly interactive conference will provide you a better understanding of:

  • your roles and responsibilities as leaders
  • what you can expect from NAP
  • best practices in hybrid meetings
  • the many benefits of mentoring
  • effective ways to recruit and retain members
  • how you can prevent meeting boredom

Come prepared not just to listen, but to participate as well. Share ideas and experiences with other association and unit leaders. This interaction is what will make this event a rewarding experience for all who attend.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2022 (All times CDT)

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Leadership Conference Coordinators Beverly Tatham, PRP; Tamara Harris, PRP
Meet the members of the NAP Board of Directors and your District Directors.
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. NAP President Update
President Wanda M. Sims, PRP
Learn about new initiatives designed for NAP’s associations and units and how they will benefit our members.
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Roles & Responsibilities: Fiduciary
 Carl Nohr, PRP
Examine the fiduciary responsibilities you have as leaders of your organization.
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Roles & Responsibilities: Fiscal
Evan Lemoine, PRP
Review leaders’ fiscal responsibilities such as budgeting and 990 tax filings.
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Roles & Responsibilities: Disciplinary
Helen McFadden, PRP
How to deal with improper conduct that occurs outside of association and unit meetings. What you need to know as leaders to mitigate your organization’s liability and ensure fairness to your members.
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Hybrid Meetings and Best Practices
C.J. Cavin, PRP
Hybrid meetings are our present and foreseeable future. We will discuss how to do them well regardless of the size of your association or unit.
4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Recap
Leadership Conference Coordinators

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2022 (All times CDT)

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Your NAP Connection
NAP Staff
Get acquainted with the NAP staff and the services and resources they provide, including key dates and deliverables.
11:35 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Member Retention and Recruitment
Theljewa Garrett, PRP
Discuss strategies for recruiting and retaining members. Share your own experiences and ideas.
1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The Power of Mentoring
Darlene T. Allen, PRP
Helping members navigate their NAP membership experience and their personal goals can make a difference. Explore how it could work in your association or unit.
2:55 p.m.-4:10 p.m. Finding Balance: How to Avoid Meeting Boredom
Deborah Underwood, PRP; Freddie Colston, PRP
Discuss how to create balance for your members that will energize them and the organization. Share ideas on how to be more engaging and creative when providing parliamentary education.
4:10p.m.-4:40 p.m. Wrap Up
Adam Hathaway, PRP
4:40p.m.-5:00 p.m. Closing and Final Remarks