Food for Thought

by Abigail Solazzo

We are excited to announce new and updated tools and resources to help simplify and streamline the prior approval application process for chapters for the upcoming volunteer year starting in June 2020. While the finalized documents will not be available until that time, we want to give our chapter leaders a ‘sneak peek’ of what is to come.

Speaker Directory (formerly known as the speaker resource guide) – The new, user-friendly speaker directory will allow chapter leaders to sort through ANFP approved speakers, by topic, state, type of CE awarded (GEN, SAN, and Ethics) and will also include biographies.

Sample Completed Applications – ANFP will provide samples of completed applications for chapter leaders to reference as they complete their own. This will ensure the submitted application is completed in its entirety and includes all required supporting documents in the correct format.  

Speaker Recommendation Form – Chapter leaders will have the opportunity to recommend speakers to national and other chapters. These recommendations will be added to the speaker directory. Speaker recommendations can include speakers that presented at chapter meetings or other industry workshops, conferences or seminars.

Event Planning Grid – This template allows the meeting/program chair to keep all information and details related to the meeting including speaker checklist, food & beverage details, daily schedule with room assignments and audiovisual needs, etc. in one place for easy reference and organization.

Top 10 – A list of top ten tips for meeting planning and presenting will also be available to help chapter leaders stay organized and prioritize these crucial components of the meeting.

In the coming months, please look for more information, tools, and resources that will be available to use and reference during at the start of the new volunteer year, in June 2020.