Professional Development Committee

Seena Haines
Vice President of Professional Development
[email protected]

Committee Subgroups:

  • Online Journal Club
  • Podcast Development
  • Patient Education Tools
  • Academy Connections

Vice President of Professional Development

The Vice President (VP) of Professional Development oversees the Professional Development Committee, a standing committee of NAP, with oversight for ongoing professional development activities for members of all fourteen academies. The Vice President is passionate about advancing interprofessional professional development for members of NAP throughout the year, which capitalizes on the momentum and excitement from NAP’s annual forum, strategic initiatives, and NAP’s membership. Interprofessional professional development should be of high quality using available technologies to focus on meaningful topics that reflect the mission, vision, and goals of NAP and members’ needs in areas including practice, public policy, and research. As a Vice President, both thought leadership and fiscal accountability is required personally and of their committees to NAP’s goals, budget, and strategic plan.

Vice President of Professional Development Qualifications

  • Time commitment: minimum 2 years
    • *Weekly workload averages 3-4 hours per week
  • Preferred experience and involvement with professional development and continuing education activities (Interprofessional professional development work a plus)
  • Familiarity with varied technologies available for providing year-round learning
  • Prominent standing in the field of interprofessional healthcare, scholarship and/or education
  • Well-rounded perspective of the interprofessional healthcare field
  • Ability to identify upcoming trends and think strategically about long range future directions of professional development for NAP members
  • Ability to facilitate and engage a dedicated group of individuals in developing a comprehensive roadmap for NAP’s professional development to include year-round professional development and interprofessional CEs
  • Excellent group communication, coordination, and leadership skills

Vice President of Professional Development Duties

  • Communicates, coordinates, and contributes to professional development initiatives within NAP’s strategic plan and collaborates with others as needed.
  • Initiates and facilitates conversations with the committee on ways to increase continuing education offerings for NAP’s fourteen academies.
  • Leads the committee on topics for professional development during the year and assigns work to subgroups (Shared Work Groups) as needed to develop content and present the offerings.
  • Develops short- and long-range strategic roadmap for implementing NAP’s professional development.
  • Convenes regular meetings with the Professional Development Committee and Shared Work Group(s)/committees to advance their work agenda.
  • Facilitates and leads the majority of committee meetings.  Plans for absences and communicates so as to ensure continuity of the committee’s work when unable to attend.
  • Works collaboratively with other VPs and Committees as needed to advance NAP’s Professional Development agenda.
  • Actively contributes to the leadership team of NAP as an Executive Committee member.
  • Willingly accepts responsibility and accountability for work and deadlines associated with this position.
  • Communicates with President and Executive Director as needed.
  • Serves on the NAP Executive Committee and Council and attends/participates in meetings and conference calls (the Executive Committee holds monthly conference calls, and the Council holds a minimum of two conference calls per year plus two face-to-face meetings annually).  Face-to-face meetings do not include the option to attend virtually or by conference call.
  • Provides the Executive Committee with regular and timely updates regarding the status of professional development within NAP, including successes and challenges that warrant discussion.
  • Serves as the Executive Committee liaison to the Forum Planning Committee to support their work and keep the Executive Committee updated, which requires attendance at all committee meetings.
  • Provides a quarterly report to the NAP Council on the activities of the Professional Development Committee with status outcome updates.
  • Provides an annual report at the annual business meeting.
  • Provides a 2-year summary report on the outcomes achieved by the Professional Development Committee in fulfilling their charge and responsibilities.

Updated June 15, 2022