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Streamlining National Speaker Processes for Chapters

BY: APA Staff | 02/25/19

APA is introducing new policies and resources for chapters who request a National Speakers Bureau member to speak at their meeting or event. Recently, two Regional Advisors discussed these updates in a webinar, which is now available on demand.

Request a Speaker Online

Quickly submit your request for a National Speaker with the new online form. Remember, all speaker requests must be submitted at least 45 days in advance. 

New Speaker Expense Procedure

All expenses for APA staff and approved National Speakers Bureau member speakers, excluding hotel, will be managed by the APA. 

The updated policy and procedures ensure chapters are aware of all potential expenses before any costs are incurred. Once all costs have been reviewed and approved by the chapter, a small deposit will be required when a speaker is booked to cover the initial costs for travel and other expenses. A final invoice with remaining costs will be sent after the event concludes.

In the on-demand Chapter Leadership Webinar—Speaker Updates," Regional Advisors, Michelle Clawson, CPP, and Dave Wakeling, CPP, explain the new expense process step by step and provide handy resources.