Chapter Leadership Guidebook

Advice and Resources for Establishing and Maintaining a Successful NSPRA Chapter

Cover of Chapter Leadership Guidebook

Based on input from chapter leaders, NSPRA leaders compiled a Chapter Leadership Guidebook (Revised 9/2008)  to serve as an easy-to-use resource tool. This dynamic resource will be constantly updated so that it is a relevant tool for chapter leaders. In order to keep it current, we hope that all of our chapters will contribute best practices and programs to add to the ideas already included.

This revised Chapter Leadership Guidebook includes materials that will help current and incoming chapter officers learn more about NSPRA, the role of our state chapters, and the timelines, tasks and responsibilities of chapter leaders.

The Guidebook offers the following:

  • Tips on recruiting chapter members, meeting and program planning, recognitions and awards, keeping members engaged and active, and developing a fiscally sound state association.
  • Information about becoming more active at the national level, including hosting an NSPRA Seminar and running for the NSPRA Executive Board.

As you read through the Guidebook, please note sections where your chapter can submit best practice/program ideas and sample materials to share with others. NSPRA’s Membership/Professional Development Task Force is collecting new materials to include and keep the resource fresh and useful.

Please send your information electronically to Associate Director Karen Kleinz, APR, at

The following documents are referenced in the Guidebook and may be downloaded for chapter use:

The following documents are samples of prior chapter conference/meeting agendas:

Please send NSPRA your current chapter conference agendas to post when available! 

We hope that this Chapter Leadership Guidebook and web page assist you in your important role as an NSPRA chapter leader. Send us your best ideas and let us know how we can improve this resource and make it even better!