NMSAP Smart Meetings 2021

The New RONR and the Virtual World

April 10, 2021  8:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Registration: Early Bird: $40 for public/$30 for NAP members
After April 7: $50 for public/$40 for NAP members

Concurrent sessions are offered. All courses are appropriate to any level of experience and are presented by NMSAP members, in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 12th Edition.


      8:30 – 9:30 Session 1:

     Course A:      Parliamentarian 2.0 by Adam Hathaway, PRP

                             In the same way parliamentarians are traditonally expected to advise on meeting proceedings, convention operations, and procedural strategies, parliamentarians of today are expected to be equally conversant with these same concepts in a virtual setting. Attendees will learn best practices for preparing themselves and their organizations for meeting in the virtual world.                              

     Course B:      Virtual Meeting Technology by CJ Cavin, JD, PRP 

                             Virtual meetings are here to stay and having a professional image while working with clients and organizations in a must. This workshop will discuss the technology and equiptment you need to look your best during your next virtual meeting!

  • 9:40 – 10:40 Session 2:

     Course A:     Scratching the Surface: An Overview of RONR Changes by Valoree Althoff, PRP

                            The 12th edition made some dramatic changes in formatting and structure. We will highlight the main changes you need to know before getting into the fine details. 

     Course B:      Voting in the Virtual Platform by Steve Balke

                             Voting electronically has its challenges and restrictions. Learn how to do this successfully within your organizations rules.

  • 10:50 – 11:50 Session 3:

     Course A:     An In-depth Review: Changes in RONR 12th Edition by Tanya "Tan" Johnson, PRP

                            Are you still referencing the 11th edition of RONR? This workshop will highlight the most notable motion changes in which the 12th edition differs from the 11th. 

     Course B:     Meetings in the Age of Pandemic by The Honorable Daniel Ivey-Soto, JD, PRP

                            Did your organization have to make difficult decisions during the pandemic in order to maintain functioning? Learn some tips to get you back on track. 

  • Interested in being a NAP member to learn more? Contact Valoree Althoff, PRP, NMSAP President (please click here).

Educational publications will be available for sale through parliamentarians.org.

The link for downloading the Registration Form to mail in can be accessed below. Members utilize the "NMSAP Member Registration Form" and potential members/community attendees utilize the "Smart Meetings Registration 2021."

If you have any questions about registration, contact NMSAP President, Valoree Althoff, PRP, using our online form (click here).