NAP bylaws establish the organization’s name, purpose, structure, and basic procedural rules. Bylaws are intended to provide a foundation for the organization, changing infrequently. NAP’s bylaws are only amended at Biennial Conventions; the bylaws themselves specify how they may be amended.
NAP’s standing rules establish administrative and operational rules controlled by the members themselves (represented by voting delegates at the NAP Biennial Convention), and that continue in force until they are changed or rescinded.
In 2001, NAP and the American Institute of Parliamentarians jointly adopted a code of professional responsibility for the parliamentary profession. This serves to promote the integrity of practicing parliamentarians in providing services to others, and ensure a consistent approach to professional responsibility across the parliamentary profession.
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