Workshops

Workshop Presenters

The EAP Board of Directors and Education Committee are pleased to present our upcoming presenters for the annual meeting and educational conference. While attendees are encouraged to attend all workshops, due to the timezones and personal obligations, attendees can select workshops at their leisure. Times presented are in U.S. Central Time.

Friday, March 23, 2018

7:30PM – “Managing Debate”

Parliamentary procedure is built on a careful balance of rights. While the rules of debate tend to favor the individual and a sizable minority, this workshop will explore the steps that can be taken to keep debate in check.

Kirk Overbey, PRP, became an RP in 1996, and a PRP in 2005. He has worked extensively with youth groups, mostly as a judge for team competition, and serves on the NAP youth committee. Kirk has served on several national committees of the National Association of Parliamentarians and is a past president of the Texas State Association of Parliamentarians. Kirk enjoys working with his clients and teaching workshops to all who will listen. He holds master’s degrees in engineering and business.


Saturday, March 24, 2018

11:00 AM – “Making and Managing Multiple Motions”

Learn how a single compound motion can contain several independent proposals intended for a single vote, such as a consent agenda, convention standing rules, or a series of resolutions or bylaw amendments. And learn how to separate independent parts to be considered separately and the intricacies of Division of a Question.

Paul McClintock, PRP, CP-T, lives in Everett, Washington, near Seattle. He has served NAP on the board, as webmaster, and on several committees. Paul has been District 7 Director, WSAP president, president of several units, and founder of the Electronic Unit of NAP (eNAP). Paul currently serves eNAP as president and EAP as parliamentarian. He has served local, state, national and international clients as a professional presider, parliamentarian, instructor, bylaws consultant, and in writing parliamentary opinions. Paul also helps maintain parliamentary websites at eparliamentarians.org, wsap.us, tiny.cc/enap, pointoforder.org, paulmcclintock.com and meetingtips.org.

2:00 PM – “From Crickets to Drama–Managing the Nominating Process”

Nominating new leaders can be one of the most drama-filled events in the life of an organization. Or it can be a non-event with barely a flicker of interest. Where’s the happy medium? We’ll explore nominations and see if we can strike a happy medium.

Ann Guiberson, PRP, is a past president of NAP and has been an NAP member for 27 years and a PRP for 26 years. Ann is currently the editor of the Florida Parliamentarian and the FSAP webmaster. She is also the Secretary of the NAP Educational Foundation, a trustee of the Dahms Foundation, and a member of the board of directors for the American Institute of Parliamentarians. Her favorite parliamentary things to do are presiding and teaching. She finds the subject of nominations to be fascinating because she has presided over nominations, been the subject of nominations, and is currently trying to avoid being nominated.

3:05 PM – “The Audacious and Responsible One: What A Single Member Can Do!”

There are many actions that a single member can undertake in a meeting. In most cases these actions cause an improvement in the current meeting situation. When members are familiar with these procedures, members can use them confidently and audaciously.

Lucy Hicks Anderson, PRP, is the chartering president of Green Gavel Electronic Unit. She is a past president of the Texas State Association of Parliamentarians. For National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP), she currently serves as Chairman of the Association Relations Committee. Lucy is Western Area Parliamentarian for The Links, Inc. Past service for NAP includes member of the Bylaws Committee and member of the Ethics Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of American Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP). Since becoming credentialed in 2006, Lucy has served as presiding officer and parliamentarian for local and national non-profit and community service organizations.