Clients, Credentials, and Parliamentarian Procedure Services of Nancy Sylvester

Client, Credentials & Experience


  • B.S. Degree from Indiana State University (Speech Major) Winner of the Jardine Medal - Outstanding Senior Speech Major
  • M.A. Degree from University of Michigan (Communications Major)Rackham Scholar and Graduate Assistantship recipient
  • Certified Professional Parliamentarian (CPP) through the American Institute of Parliamentarians (Highest designation awarded by AIP)
  • Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP) through the National Association of Parliamentarians (Highest designation awarded by NAP)
  • Certified Professional Teacher of Parliamentary Procedure (CPP-T) through the American Institute of Parliamentarians
  • One of approximately thirty-five parliamentarians in the country to hold the CPP-T and PRP designations
  • Selected as the Parliamentarian for the National Association of Parliamentarians (The parliamentarians' parliamentarian!) two times!
    She is the first person who has been selected for this prestigious position two times.
  • Team/Leadership Consultant
  • Professor Emeritus of Speech, Rock Valley College

  • Recipient of the 2001 YWCA Alta Hulett Award for the Professions
  • 1999 Rockford Regional Chamber of Commerce Athena Award
  • Inclusion in the Marquis' Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Women, Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who in the Midwest
  • Chairman of the Board of First Federal Savings Bank
  • Quoted as an expert on meetings in Successful Meetings Magazine
  • Quoted as an expert on meetings in The Meeting Professional
  • Quoted as an expert on meetings in the book Mastering Meetings Discovering the Hidden Potential of Effective Business Meetings, author: 3M Meeting Management Team
  • Quoted as a professional parliamentarian in the New York Times
  • University of Michigan, Rackham Scholar
  • Recipient of the Rock Valley College 1994 Faculty of the Year Award

  • The Guerrilla’s Guide to Robert’s Rules
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Robert's Rules
  • Basics of Parliamentary Procedure
  • Handbook For Effective Meetings
  • Parliamentary Journal -- April 1986, April 1991, January 1992, April 1992, 1993, January 1994, April 1994, April 96, January 1997
  • National Parliamentarian -- First Quarter 1993, First Quarter 1995, Third Quarter 1995, Second Quarter 1996, Second Quarter 1998, Fourth Quarter 1998, Fourth Quarter 1999, Second Quarter 2000, Third Quarter 2000, Fourth Quarter 2000, First Quarter 2001, Fourth Quarter 2001, First Quarter 2002, Second Quarter 2003, Fourth Quarter 2003, First Quarter 2004, Fourth Quarter, 2006, Third Quarter, 2007; Fourth Quarter, 2007; and First Quarter, 2009
  • NAP Professional Development Course
  • Training manuals on many subjects including: Team Effectiveness, Leadership Skills, Facilitation Skills, Communication Skills, and Meetings
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