Share your Tips and “War Stories”
The Professional Standards Committee workshop at this year’s NAP Convention will be “Avoiding Professional Responsibility Pitfall—Best Practices.” The four members of the committee certainly have their own tips and techniques to share with the attendees. But we know that many of the attendees also will have valuable tips and techniques to share as well.
To make the workshop more interactive, the Professional Standards Committee is requesting that members who plan to attend bring and be prepared to share their own tips and techniques for avoiding professional responsibility pitfalls.
Another possible source of tips might be “war stories” from anyone who has been the subject of a professional responsibility complaint and is willing to share the story. This could include such matters as things you did before or during a meeting that helped with your defense against the charges, things that in hindsight you wish you had done differently, or anything else that you think would be helpful to your fellow parliamentarians. Please be assured that if you choose to share any such information with the committee, we will make sure to keep your identity confidential unless you, on your own initiative, reveal it during the workshop.
If you have examples of contracts, letters of engagement, or other written items that you have developed, or if you are willing to share your “war stories,” you may send then (suitably redacted) to before the convention. Even if you do not plan to attend, the committee welcomes you to send anything that you think may be useful to your fellow parliamentarians.
Weldon L. Merritt, PRP, Chairman
Professional Standards Committee