Conversations & Community

Monthly community conversations to connect, support, & learn.

Free to all NATSAP members!

NATSAP is pleased to provide an open community discussion platform to bring all of our members together. Join us for an engaging community forum with our Member Services Committee and occasional guest speakers. Contribute to the discussion on hot topics in our field and share ideas on how to navigate through issues specific to programs and schools, individual professionals and other concerns.

The meeting is open to all NATSAP members and there is no fee to attend. Pre-registration is required.

To protect members and access to this meeting, the link to the meeting will be sent the day before the event.

No CEs will be rewarded for this event.

Requirements

  • Only registered participants will gain access to these conversations.
  • Attendees MUST be a CURRENT NATSAP program/school, affiliate, or individual professional member.
  • Attendees MUST be able to use Zoom Meetings.
    • Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from their Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click the join link.
    • You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom.
  • Attendees MUST be signed into Zoom in order to participate. You will not be able to access your Zoom session link unless you are signed in.

 

Ground Rules

  • Be kind and respectful of one another.
  • When not speaking, please mute yourself so that others may be heard.
  • This is a public discussion, not a debate. The purpose is not to win an argument, but to hear many points of view and explore many options and solutions.
  • Everyone is encouraged to participate. You may be asked to share what you think, or we may ask for comments from those who haven't spoken. It is always OK to "pass" when you are asked to share a comment.
  • No one or two individuals should dominate a discussion. If you have already voiced your ideas, let others have an opportunity. When you speak, be brief and to the point.
  • When you speak, state your name and where you live. It is helpful to know who is speaking as well as where they live in the community.
  • One person speaks at a time. Refrain from side conversations. Pay attention to the person speaking. If you think you will forget an idea that comes to mind, write it down.
  • Listen to and respect other points of view.
  • Do your best to understand the pros and cons of every option, not just those you prefer. Be as objective and fair-minded as you can be.
  • Seek first to understand, not to be understood. Ask questions to seek clarification when you don't understand the meaning of someone's comments.

 

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