Workshops

Workshop Presenters

The EAP Education Committee is delighted to present our speakers for our 2022 annual meeting.

While attendees are encouraged to attend all workshops, due to the time zones and personal obligations, attendees can select workshops at their leisure.

All times presented are in U.S. Central Time.

Friday, April 1, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Central Time

Stop, Go or Yield

A fun, interactive parliamentary game that poses parliamentary questions and allows participants to Stop (decline answering the question in order to prevent losing points), Go (answer the question to receive points), or Yield (force another participant to answer). Questions range from basic to advanced and from common to obscure. A quick summary or an in-depth exploration follows each question, depending on the subject matter. 

Tim Wynn, PRP, is a full-time professional parliamentarian who serves clients throughout the United States and is president of the parliamentary consulting company Perfect Rules Inc., which he founded with his brother, Todd. Tim is the head parliamentarian for the United States Conference of Mayors and is currently serving his second consecutive term as National Parliamentarian for the National Association of Parliamentarians. He has served as the editor of the National Parliamentarian magazine and president of the Florida State Association of Parliamentarians.


Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:35 AM – 12:35 PM Central Time

STOP THAT MOTION!

Like you, I have attended hundreds of meetings and have seen a lot of undesirable ideas come to the floor.  This ranges from actions outside the authority of the organization, to destructive ideas and everything in between.  What can we do when motions like this come up?   In this workshop, the presenter will go over some tactics that can be used before and during the meeting to STOP a motion in its tracks.  Even if it is initially adopted, there are still some things that can be tried to STOP a bad idea before it is executed.  Although the presenter will facilitate the discussion, he is confident you have good stories to share as well about how you have STOPPED bad ideas; we will learn from each other!  

Carl Nohr, PRP

HI!  My name is Carl Nohr.  I have gone from dreading meetings to loving them (when they are run well!).   I have attended and chaired hundreds of meetings, large and small.  When I discovered NAP in 2013, I found the gold at the end of the rainbow!  I became an RP in 2017 and PRP in 2018.    I love to participate with people as we share knowledge and discover insights, learning from each other’s experiences.  Join me for a workshop and we will learn together.


Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:35 AM – 12:35 PM Central Time

I Love Lookup!

Looking up items in RONR can be a source of pleasure or pain, and, sometimes, fear, for parliamentarians preparing for the RP exam. Join us for tips and practice on how to make lookup easier and faster, whether you’re a working parliamentarian or just helping out organizations you’re a part of. 

Lee Woodward, PRP

Lee Woodward, PRP is a Texas Registered Municipal Clerk, a Master Municipal Clerk with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, has completed the Texas Certified Public Manager program, and holds the NAP PRP and AIP CP credentials. She is active in Texas Women Leading Government, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO), and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA). She is a graduate of Texas A & M University, College Station, and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Currently, Woodward is the 2nd Vice President of the Texas Association of Parliamentarians (TSAP), President of its Gulf Coast Parliamentarians Unit, President of the Betty S. Green Chapter of AIP, and the Vice President of EAP, as well as being a member of seven additional NAP units and serving on a variety of committees.


Saturday, April 2, 2022, 1:20 PM – 2:20 PM Central Time

How Do I Say, Point of Order? Let Me Count The Ways.

How do I say Point of Order? Let me Count the ways
I can say Point of Order to the edges of Robert’s Rules of Order when a Point of Order reaches out for the seen and unforeseen motions that infringe upon motions already in “motion”.
I can say Point of Order as the Chair needs to be in order when presiding over  a meeting.
Point of Order is by my free choice like those who know Robert’s Rules
Point of Order is by those who don’t know Robert’s Rules but feel like something is wrong …

This is based on Sonnet 43 in her collection Sonnets from the Portuguese 43 (1853) by Elizabeth Barret Browning

Traci Bransford-Marquis, PRP

Traci Bransford-Marquis, PRP, has practiced law for over 20 years in New York, Texas, and Virginia. She received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and her LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law. As a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas, Ms. Marquis represented the United States in defending federal agencies in civil litigation and in prosecuting civil and criminal cases. She is also a professional registered parliamentarian (PRP) with the National Association of Parliamentarians.

Currently, Ms. Marquis serves as the 2022 NAP NTC Workshop Coordinator, 2022-2026- Chair, NAP Professional Responsibility and Member Discipline committee, 2020-2023 – NAP Bylaws Committee, first legal ex-officio and now as a member. Previously she served in the following capacities: 2020-2021- NAP Legal Services Committee, 2020-2021- NAP Style, Editing and Punctuation Committee,2020-2021 – EAP Nominating Committee, Chair,2021- GGEU Virtual Monitor,2019—GGEU Nominating Committee,2019-2021 – GGEU Treasurer. In 2018, she joined GGEU and in 2016-17, she passed the membership test of NAP and joined The Parliamentarians of Greater New York Unit.

Currently Ms. Marquis serves as executive producer for a film project and a television project and is co-managing partner of an asset management firm.


Saturday, April 2, 2022, 1:20 PM – 2:20 PM Central Time

“Order in the Meeting!”

Disruptions are just as constant as change. Although members are expected to be of honorable character and know how to “play nice in the sandbox”; this doesn’t always occur. One may ask, “As the presiding officer, what can I do to keep order in my meetings?” This workshop will help learners to address this question and navigate this sensitive but important topic.

Allison David

Allison David, MD, PRP, has been a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) since 2018; a professionally registered parliamentarian since 2020. Dr. David also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. 

Dr. David provides workshop trainings for local professional organizations within New York City.  She currently serves on the executive board of the Parliamentarians of Brooklyn, NY (PBNY) and the Marian J. Martin Blue and Gold Gavel Electronic Unit (MJMBGGEU). Additionally, Dr. David serves as Chapter Parliamentarian for the Eta Nu Sigma Alumnae Chapter, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.