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May 1999, Vol. 11, No. 5
In This Issue
NAPM has a long history of providing significant support and opportunities to educators and schools. Even so, many of us across the country, NAPM members and leaders, as well as those in academe, are unaware of the opportunities available to academe through NAPM membership. This article responds to inquiries for help in recruiting and keeping faculty and students as NAPM members. The question is how to expand NAPM involvement at all levels within academe to enhance the education process and create opportunities for students, academicians, and NAPM members. This article will highlight what NAPM does, and then discuss the needs of faculty, students, academic institutions, affiliates, and membership.
Creating a Volunteer Skills Bank
A volunteer skills bank is an invaluable tool that can save time and provide you with an instant "reference library" of expertise. The first step in creating your bank is to have a clear understanding of the various operational areas within your organization. Through this analysis, you will identify the skills necessary to effectively manage your various programs.
Industry- and job-specific discussion forums are now available on the NAPM Web site (www.napm.org). The following NAPM Groups and Forums are sponsoring discussion forums:
1999 Summer Workshops
The following is a list of dates and locations for 1999 Summer District Workshops.
NAPM Seminar Schedule
Below is the list of NAPM seminars for July 1999. For seminar details, please refer to inserts published in Purchasing Today® or contact NAPM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401.
The last program in the 1998-99 NAPM Satellite Seminar Series - "Legal Perspective: Protecting Your Organization by Understanding Your Rights and Obligations" - will be broadcast on Thursday, June 3, 1999.
In the last couple issues of Newsline, you have read about various membership recruitment activities at the national level that will benefit membership growth for all of us, national and affiliates. Now as recruitment materials are developed, you will receive copies of the item with your issue of Newsline as well as a brief description of how the recruitment piece will be used.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
The following is a clarification of the article that first appeared in the January Newsline.
The college credit recommendation, made by The Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, as stated in The Directory of The National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction, was recently reevaluated as follows.
Please submit your Annual Affiliate Officers Update Form - included with the issue of Newsline you received in the mail - to Christine Hudgins at NAPM headquarters by June 21, 1999. If you have any questions, or require extra forms, contact Christine at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3070.