Upcoming Events

    • 15 Nov 2016
    • 31 Dec 2050
    • Remote

    Please note: Course 4 can only be taken by credentialed parliamentarian in either AIP or NAP or with permission of the education director.

    For more information, email Betsy Hilt at aip@AIPparl.org.

    • 18 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Tampa Airport Westshore Hotel

    Have you ever left a board discussion or meeting and wondered what – if anything – had been decided?

    Do you have some board members who tend to dominate discussions and others who rarely speak up?

    Are you confident about what does, and does not, need to be in the meeting minutes?

    Learn what it takes to run an effective meeting, regardless of the size of the meeting or culture of the organization.

    Register your officers, key staff and yourself today!

    The lead presenter will be Ms. Kay Crews, PRP, CPP, Dallas, TX, President of the American Institute of Parliamentarians, a national organization for professional parliamentarians in North America. Co-Instructor will be Ann Guiberson, PRP, CAE (retired), former President of FSAP, retired CEO of the Pinellas Realtor Organization, and professional parliamentarian. 

    By the end of this workshop you will understand the following:

    • How to maintain order when presiding
    • Ensure everyone has an equal voice
    • The value of using motions and which ones you’ll use most.
    • How to ensure all members know what is being discussed and voted on.
    • The basic types of rules and their ranking order.
    • What does and doesn’t need to be recorded in the minutes and why.
    • When it’s best to engage a professional parliamentarian and how to select the right one.


    • Association executives
    • Presiding – and incoming – officers
    • Corporate secretaries
    • Committee chairs
    • Key management staff
    Registrants may register online or call Betsy Hilt, CAE, at  615-345-9550.
    • 19 Jul 2017
    • 22 Jul 2017
    • Tampa, FL

    You won’t want to miss the unique education and networking opportunities at this year’s Annual Session, which will take place Thursday, July 20, through Saturday, July 22, at the Holiday Inn Westshore Airport Hotel in Tampa, FL. Register now, before the Early Bird rates end on June 15!

    There are so many features for you to enjoy:

    • Business Meetings: From the newest member to pros, business meetings offer an unparalleled living lab experience. Watch parliamentary procedure in action as you’ve never seen it before.
    • Outstanding workshops: Learn from the experts and find hidden treasure you can use again and again.
    • Special Events: Come early and take advantage of two bonus workshops and the evening event on Wednesday, July 19.
    • Bonus Workshop 1: How to Write Things People Will Read
    • Bonus Workshop 2: Who Says What: Comparing Parliamentary Authorities
    • Dinner Cruise on beautiful Tampa Bay
    • Shopping and Dining: Partake in retail therapy with two major malls within a 1.5 mile radius. Both International Plaza and Westshore malls have everything from department stores to boutiques.
    • There are over 65 restaurants in the Westshore area.
    • Gorgeous Beaches: Relax on white sand beaches, collecting sea shells, and basking on two of the top ten beaches in America.
    • Unequaled networking: Take advantage of rubbing elbows and making friends with parliamentarians from around the world. Form lasting friendships and gain access to a wealth of knowledge and experience.

    Be sure to plan extra time and bring the family to enjoy the many attractions that make the Tampa Bay area a beautiful and exciting place to visit. From the sea shore to fascinating museums, to great malls, a variety of restaurants, and major sports venues, there’s always something to do. If that’s not enough, Disney attractions are just 90 miles to the east.

    Early Bird rates end June 15, so register now to join us for a fun and rewarding time!

    Optional Add-On Events:

    Wednesday Bonus Workshop 1:
    Wednesday, July 19, 9 am: "How to Write Things People Will Read" Includes Wednesday lunch.

    Wednesday Bonus Workshop 2:
    Wednesday, July 19, 1 pm: "Who Says What? Comparing Parliamentary Authorities" Includes Wednesday lunch.

    Saturday Guest Banquet Ticket:
    Saturday evening banquet ticket for one guest of an Annual Session registrant.

    Wednesday Evening Dinner Cruise:
    Dinner cruise on the Yacht Starship on Tampa Bay. Includes 3-course meal and after-dinner dancing.

    Download the tentative schedule here.

Past Events

9 Jun 2017 East Coast Practicum
2 Feb 2017 West Coast Practicum 2017

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