Michigan State Association of Parliamentarians
Michigan State Association of Parliamentarians

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENTARIANS

Home page  at www.parliamentarians.org

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About the National Association of Parliamentarians

NAP LogoThe National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) is a dynamic, growing organization concerned with the practical problems parliamentarians face today. NAP is the oldest and largest professional non-profit association of parliamentarians in the world. NAP's primary objectives are teaching, promoting, and disseminating the philosophy and principles underlying the rules of deliberative assemblies. 

The goals of NAP are to:

  • encourage its members and the general public to learn the principles and practice of democratic decision-making;
  • help teachers instruct people of all ages—from public and private school students to active professionals to retirees involved in their communities— in parliamentary procedure at all levels;
  • promote collaboration and professional development among parliamentarians; and
  • provide widely recognized, authoritative accreditation of parliamentarians serving the general public.

Organized in 1930, NAP is recognized as the premier professional non-profit association of parliamentarians. Today, NAP has a membership of nearly 4,000 parliamentarians throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. Among NAP's members are hundreds ofProfessional Registered Parliamentarians, accredited as meeting the highest level of proficiency in the practice of parliamentary procedure.

NAP also works in a partnership with several youth organizations to develop and enhance educational programs that prepare participants for a future as leaders.

Find out more about the products and services that NAP provides in support of its objectives by exploring the NAP Web site using the menus on the left side of your browser window.
 
     

 

Want to Become a Member?

To become a member of MSAP you must also belong to the National Association of Parliamentarians.  However, anyone interested in parliamentary procedure is welcome to join a local unit as a provisional member. For more information, use our contact form or feel free to contact one of the local units directly. We look forward to hearing from you!

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