One of the best ways to engage your chapter membership is by hosting NIGP courses right in your back yard. NIGP Instructors present the profession’s body of knowledge using an interactive, case study-based style, making the learning process immediately engaging and relevant. These one-two- and three-day classes are limited in size to ensure plenty of small group and individual activity. One of the best ways to approach your chapter’s educational needs is to design a yearly training schedule. This can be done by surveying your members and planning a year out educational calendar.
NIGP has put together resources to help you, the chapter, run a successful course so your members get the most out of their education experience. Below you will find all the necessary tools to host an NIGP course.
1. All Chapters must have signed a NIGP Chapter Seminar Agreement prior to hosting an NIGP course. Please be sure to print a copy of the form for your records before you submit the form.
2. NIGP Chapter Reference Guide gives you a step by step process to follow to successfully host a course
3. One of the first steps is to survey your members to find out what their educational needs are
4. Stay current with all of the NIGP Course Descriptions by accessing our course catalog. Here you will find class topics, prices and minimum student numbers
5. The Course Check List is a great timeline check list for Pro-D’s and Seminar Coordinators to use
6. Once you have surveyed your members and decided what courses you would like to offer, fill out the Chapter Seminar Request/Logistic Form and submit to NIGP so we can seek out instructors
7. All NIGP hosted seminars will need to utilize the Centralized Registration Services. Should you have questions on the Centralized Registration Services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. . If you are a chapter using Chapter Manager, check out
How to Post a Class on the chapter website.
8. To assist with your marketing efforts contact email@example.com for a listing of national members in your area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with sending out blast emails to your state. Make sure to market on your website, at conferences and meetings. Also, work with other chapters in your region to market and/or coordinate courses.
9. Once on-sight all attendees need to fill out the Course Registration Forms. The forms will be in the shipment sent from the NIGP office.
10. All attendees must sign in for each day of class. The sign-in sheets are also sent from the NIGP office. The instructor is required to sign the form at the end of each class day.
11. To see your class as well as other chapter courses on the NIGP website search the
Course Schedule for face-to-face courses either by topic, state or presenter