Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure: Dynamics of Leadership, is offered online. This introductory course is designed for leaders who want to conduct quality meetings that result in decisions, not more meetings. Students who complete the course will earn 14 continuing education units (CEUs).
Successful completion of the final exam for this course also permits you to apply for membership in the National Association of Parliamentarians without further testing.
Frequently Asked Questions N.A.P.
How do I contact Independent Learning for information on the course?
We recommend reading through this FAQ. Then, if you still have questions, please contact Student Services at:
Toll-free telephone: 1-877-UW-LEARN (895-3276)
TTY toll-free telephone: Via 711 relay
How do I register?
You can register by choosing Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure: Dynamics of Leadership in the IL course catalog.
Who takes this course?
This introductory course in parliamentary procedure is designed to help leaders, managers, and others involved with organizations to have more productive meetings.
What are the knowledge areas covered in the course?
- Basic Principles and Procedures
- Introduction of Business
- Classes of Motions
- Business Meetings
- Main Motions and Resolutions
- Ranking Motions — Subsidiary
- Ranking Motions — Privileged
- Non-Ranking Motions — Incidental Motions and Motions That Bring a Question Again before the Assembly
- Boards and Committees
What is the cost of the course?
What is the cost of materials for the course?
The following information is provided for perspective. Keep in mind that it is approximate: The textbook, Robert's Rules of Order: Newly Revised, costs approximately $35.00, plus shipping.
For specific price information please contact Follett, our virtual bookstore, at 866-243-0077, or visit the Web site at http://www.uwilshop.com/.
How do I get the course materials after registering?
To order course materials, please contact Follett, our virtual bookstore, at 866-243-0077, or visit Follett.
If I have any questions about the course, may I phone or email my instructor directly?
Students may email their instructor at any time. Contact by telephone depends on the individual instructor. Contact Independent Learning at 1-877-UW-LEARN (895-3276) if you have questions about contacting your instructor.
Does the course run on a semester basis?
No, you may register for the course at any time. You have a year from the date of registration to complete your course.
What is the National Association of Parliamentarians?
The National Association of Parliamentarians developed this course for IL. NAP is a professional association for individuals interested in the study of parliamentary procedures and the promotion of democratic decision making. Further information about NAP may be found at the NAP Web site.
How does one become a member of NAP?
Membership in NAP normally requires an examination however, course participants who successfully complete Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure: Dynamics of Leadership are invited to join the NAP without further testing.