Professional Accredited Parliamentarian Credential (PAP)

THE PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITED PARLIAMENTARIANQUALIFICATION SEMINAR

THE SEMINAR INSTRUCTORS BELOW COLLECTIVELY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE FOR OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS! They have conducted hundreds of workshops, trained teams, written opinions, served as meeting parliamentarians, and written bylaw revisions. They are well qualified to work with FFA members and their advisors.

PRIMARY INSTRUCTORS:

DR. JAMES CONNORS (BS, MS, PhD Michigan State University)

  • Professional Accredited Parliamentarian (The Society for Agricultural Education Parliamentarians)
  • Member of the National Association of Parliamentarians
  • Executive Secretary-Treasurer for the Society for Agricultural Education Parliamentarians.
  • Former Superintendent for the Arizona FFA Parliamentary Procedure CDE
  • Superintendent for the Idaho FFA Parliamentary Procedure CDE
  • Superintendent for the national FFA Parliamentary Procedure CDE
  • Former Michigan FFA state officer (Vice-President)
  • High school Agriculture Teacher from 1984 to 1989
  • Associate Professor and Department Chairman of Agricultural and Extension Education, University of Idaho

 

SHANE DUNBAR (BS, Washington State University, MEd, Seattle University)

  • Professional Accredited Parliamentarian (The Society for Agricultural Education Parliamentarians)
  • Professional Registered Parliamentarian (The National Association of Parliamentarians)
  • Licensed Parliamentarian (Parliamentarians Licensing Authority)
  • Parliamentarian for the Society for Agricultural Parliamentarians.
  • Judged national FFA parliamentary procedure CDE and collegiate ATA contest
  • Trained 1st and 3rd place national gold medal teams
  • Retired Agriculture Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Vocational Director. Currently the owner of the Parliamentary Procedure Instructional Materials Center in Washington State
  • FFA Alumni Life Member

 

AL GAGE

  • Professional Accredited Parliamentarian (The Society for Agricultural Education Parliamentarians)
  • Professional Registered Parliamentarian (National Association of Parliamentarians)
  • Licensed Parliamentarian (Parliamentarians Licensing Authority)
  • Certified Parliamentarian  (American Institute of Parliamentarians)
  • Judged national FFA parliamentary procedure CDE
  • President for the Society for Agricultural Parliamentarians.
  • Trained 1st, 2nd and 4th place national FFA gold medal teams
  • Former Arizona FFA state officer (President)
  • Owner of Welcome Home Realty in Arizona

BILL BUTCHER (BS, Michigan State University)

  • Professional Accredited Parliamentarian (The Society for Agricultural Education Parliamentarians)
  • Judged national FFA parliamentary procedure CDE
  • President for the Society for Agricultural Parliamentarians.
  • Trained 2nd place and three other national gold medal teams.
  • Former Michigan FFA state Region IV officer (Vice-President)
  • Former High School Agriculture Teacher. Currently the owner of Red Barn Greenhouses in Michigan
  • FFA Alumni Life Member

REQUIREMENTS

1. Applicants must be certified as an Accredited Parliamentarian (AP) by the Society for Agricultural Education Parliamentarians (SAEP).

2. Payment of $75 (non-refundable) by check to the Society for Agricultural Education Parliamentarians (SAEP) by October 1, 2014.

Mail to:
Shane Dunbar
SAEP Accreditation Chairman
P.O. Box 13753
Mill Creek, WA 98082
3. Submission of an Application Form for the Professional Accredited Parliamentarian Qualifying Seminar by October 1, 2014. For an Application Form, contact Shane Dunbar, dunbar@northwest.net.

4. Completed ONE of the following:

  • Taught twenty clock hours of parliamentary procedure
  • Trained two Parliamentary Procedure Teams for competition at the District, State, or National level (if the same team competes at two levels, this will meet the requirement).
  • Completed a 3 credit semester college parliamentary procedure course that involves student participation
  • Served as a professional parliamentarian for twenty hours.

5. Completion of a three-hour Professional Qualifying Seminar (PQS).

  • Seminars are held on even-numbered years at the National FFA Convention.
  • The 2014 seminar will be held from 6:00 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Galt House Hotel, Louisville.
  • A minimum of three applicants must enroll in order for the seminar to be offered.
  • A maximum of 15 applicants will be accepted for the seminar.

6. Completion of Pre-Seminar and Post-Seminar assignments (see below).

PRE-SEMINAR ASSIGNMENTS:

  • All assignments must be completed independently using the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised as the parliamentary authority.
  • Applicants will research up to fifteen parliamentary procedure questions and be prepared to discuss them at the seminar.
  • Applicants will write one formal parliamentary procedure opinion from a scenario provided.
  • The parliamentary procedure pre-seminar questions, an opinion scenario, sample opinion will be emailed to applicants after the non-refundable $75 payment by check (made out to the “SAEP”) and application form are received (see #2 and #3 above).

POST-SEMINAR ASSIGNMENT:

Applicants will independently complete a seminar evaluation and an “open-book and notes” test and submit them to Shane Dunbar.

SEMINAR TOPICS:

  • Review of pre-seminar assignments (questions and opinion).
  • Writing parliamentary opinions.
  • Judging parliamentary procedure competitive events for all Career and Technical Student Organizations.
  • Serving as a bylaw consultant.
  • Serving as a parliamentarian for meetings and conventions.
  • Serving as a presiding officer.
  • Training a parliamentary procedure team.
  • Other appropriate topics.
  • Seminar summary
  • Seminar evaluation
  • “Open book and notes” written test.

CERTIFICATION:

Applicants will be awarded a Certificate of Professional Accreditation and will be designated as Professional Accredited Parliamentarians (PAP) upon completing the requirements.