AIP 2021 Virtual East Coast Practicum

  • 3 Jun 2021
  • 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • 6 Jun 2021
  • 6:00 PM (EDT)
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AIP 2021 East Coast Practicum (VIRTUAL)

June 3-6, 2021
Eastern Time (ET)

Where the Book Ends

You asked, we heard you – loud and clear. The 2021 East Coast Practicum will be virtual and will be 3½ days in duration. Breaks will be more frequent and longer, based on feedback from previous virtual events.

AIP practicum labs, which provide a safe learning environment, have been increased by 25%. The times for the presiding sessions are being scheduled over the 3½ days at various times. You asked, we heard you – loud and clear. 

Curriculum Director Valoree Althoff, CP, PRP, is excited about the plans to virtually explore the exciting topic of Where the Book Ends. The instructors are Atul Kapur, MD, CPP-T, PRP; and the Honorable Daniel Ivey-Soto, CP-T, PRP, also other guest panelists are being considered. 

We will begin on Thursday June 3st promptly at 2:30 p.m. (EDT); and 11:00 a.m. (EDT) Friday through Sunday June 6th when we will end around 6:00 p.m. (EDT). A social hour is planned at the conclusion of each day.


The presiding sessions divided into three levels consisting of Basic, Intermediate and Advance. If you are wondering, at the basic level, the focus is on the fundamentals, with emphasis on language, cadence, and poise.  

The Basic Level practice scenarios will cover:

- Main Motion

- Single Subsidiary motions

- Amend (including the AMP method of stating amendments)

A: State the amendment

M: State the motion if the amendment is adopted

P: Refocus the assembly on the pending question

- Refer

- Postpone Definitely

- Previous Question/ Close Debate

- Recess

- Taking votes using Zoom "nonverbal feedback," unanimous consent, show

           of hands, by voice, rising.  

The Intermediate and Advance Levels will separate AIPSC from RONR authorities and add the precedence of motions, fluency in processing motions and that the proposed motion is in order.

In addition, the Intermediate Level builds on items already covered to include:

- Point of Order

- Appeal

- Suspend the Rule

- Reconsider

- Incidental motions

- Renewal of motions

- Secondary Amendment

- Filling blanks (AIPSC)

- Table (AIPSC)

The Advance Level practice will focus on greater fluency and presiding judgment. In addition to those things covered in the Basic and Intermediate level, specific motions may include:

- Object of the Consideration (RONR)

- "Stacked motions"

- Bring Back

- Filling blanks (RONR)

- Adopt in Lieu of (AIPSC)

- Table (RONR)


To ensure an adequate number of facilitators for the presiding practices, the registration will be capped at 150 participants with any additional registrants placed on a provisional list. 

Register by clicking the grey "Register" box on the left

Payment by check: checks should be made out to American Institute of Parliamentarians and sent to American Institute of Parliamentarians, 1100 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 350, Schaumburg, IL 60173

CJ Cavin, Esq., CP-T, PRP   Practicum Coordinator                    

Mary Remson, CPP-T, PRP   Assistant Practicum Coordinator

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