Professional Development Committee

Lynn Williams
Vice President of Professional Development
[email protected] 

Committee Subgroups:

  • Online Journal Club
  • 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, to provide oversight for ongoing professional development activities for members of all 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 4-6 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

  • Communicate, coordinate, and contribute to professional development initiatives within NAP’s strategic plan and collaborates with others as needed.
  • Initiate and facilitate conversations with the committee on ways to increase continuing education offerings for all NAP’s academies.
  • Lead 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.
  • Develop short- and long-range strategic roadmap for implementing NAP’s professional development.
  • Convene regular meetings with the Professional Development Committee and Shared Work Group(s)/committees to advance their work agenda.
  • Work collaboratively with other VPs and Committees as needed to advance NAP’s Professional Development agenda.
  • Actively contribute to the leadership team of NAP as an Executive Committee member.
  • Willingly accepts responsibility and accountability for work and deadlines associated with this position.
  • Communicate with President and Executive Director as needed.
  • Serve on the NAP Executive Committee and Council and attends/participates in meetings and conference calls (the EC holds monthly conference calls, and the Council holds a minimum of two conference calls per year plus two face-to-face meetings annually).
  • Contribute to the NAP annual report at the annual Forum and business meeting.
  • Provide a summary report on the outcomes achieved by the Public Policy Committee in fulfilling their responsibilities upon request of the current NAP President and executive Director.