Lunch and Learn

Access Lunch and Learn Continuing Education form.


MEMBERS ONLY – Lunch & Learns will be available on-demand for all NAAP members.  You can view past education sessions directly from our website by accessing the “eLearning” area.  

This Month’s Lunch & Learns:


Tuesday, August 22, 2017 1pm ET, 12noon CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE

Topic:  Anatomy of a Care Plan

This session will provide attendees with tips for successful care planning in conjunction with the MDS 3.0 assessment section F 0500.  Attendees will be provided example care plans and other supportive documentation samples.  It is vital for the Activity Professional to be abreast of our ever-changing profession and have confidence in the documentation they are writing and activities they are providing.


  • Expound on MDS compliance in activities.
  • Review and obtain step-by-step care planning with the MDS as a guiding tool for quality planning.
  • Understand how to apply the step-by-step process into their current care planning processes.
  • Hear how the new regulations impact care planning.

Vanessa Emm is a Certified Activity Consultant/Instructor/Educator by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals (NCCAP), a Consultant through the National Association of Activity Professionals Credentialing Center (NAAPCC), and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Trainer through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP).  Vanessa currently serves as the Operations Manager for the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP).Vanessa has been in the long-term care field for the past 15 years.  She currently works as an Activity Consultant to facilities throughout Northern Nevada.  She has presented at national conferences, state conferences and workshops.  Vanessa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Gerontology from Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Biology and additional training in research and grant writing.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1pm ET, 12noon CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.

Topic: Why Becoming National Certified is Important – Brenda Scott

This session will cover the trends toward the need to be nationally certificated for Activity Professionals. Certification speaks to your professionalism and is obtainable. Learn the components needed and the benefits of being credentialed.

Brenda Scott has 30 years experience within the Activity Profession. She continues to be active in her local and state associations and been a NAAP member since 1990. She served on several NAAP Committees and was on the NAAP Board from 2006-2010. She was on the research committee for another certification option and is the Office Manager for the NAAP Credentialing Center.


Here are some general instructions for Lunch & Learn: These sessions will always take place as follows:  Lunch & Learn on the second Tuesday of the month at 1pm ET, 12noon CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.   You must remain on the session the entire 60 minutes to qualify for the CE’s.  After the session you must complete the Summary Form which can also be found below on this page.  Send (email) it  directly to the NAAP Office.  This summary MUST be a minimum of 100 words on what you learned from the session.  Please be sure to include your signature. After completing this process you can plan to receive your continuing education certificate in approximately 2 weeks.  If it does not arrive or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email  Reminder that CEs are only given to current NAAP Members.  Non-members have the option of receiving CEUs with payment for live sessions only.

All Lunch & Learns are available for rebroadcast on the eLearning on this website FOR MEMBERS ONLY.   This is one of the many benefits of your NAAP Membership.  You will need your username (generated with membership) and password (you control) and then you can listen and submit your review for CEUs.

During live sessions, if you are not a NAAP member and wish to receive the one (1) hour of continuing education credit you will need to submit $35 via credit card on the form.

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