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NAAP Webinars

NAAP provides LIVE and PAST webinars that you can receive CEU credit for.  Here is a menu of choices to help you achieve your learning goals:

  1. Our Current Webinar
  2. Instructions for Registration
  3. Non-NAAP Members instructions to receive CEUs Contact the NAAP Office at 913-748-7288 ext. 1
  4. Complete the eLearning form to apply for CEUs

Also, all Webinars will be available on-demand for all NAAP members.  You can view past education sessions directly from our website by accessing the “eLearning” area.  



January Webinar Schedule 


Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10AM PST/12PM CST/1PM EST

Topic:  State of the Activity Profession 


Speaker: NAAP President Amy Laughlin 


Click HERE to register for this Webinar 


Upcoming Webinars:


Webinars that are Now Available On-Demand in the eLearning Library 

Topic:  Social-Based Brain Training Activities for Those Living with Dementia

Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Green

Research offers strong support for the benefits of social engagement for those living with dementia across cognition as well as additional wellness goals to support quality of life. How can we understand these benefits and look to integrate more opportunity for socially-driven interactions in our activities for those living with dementia?
This presentation will review cognitive and other health benefits of social engagement and introduce the social-based brain training model. It will offer practical guidance activities professionals can use to integrate social-based workouts to foster cognitive stimulation training, communication, connection as well as overall well-being for clients living with memory loss.



Topic:  Lessons Post COVID 1 CE

Speaker: Alisa Tagg BA, ACC/EDU, CADDCT, CDP, CDCS

The pandemic has allowed Activity Professionals to see clearer with a new set of fresh eyes for positive resident engagement. Activity Professionals can now grow and cultivate life-enriching experiences that will make quality engagement even better in the senior living setting. In this session, we will review how COVID restrictions impacted the resident engagement experience and discuss the top 5 senior living trends with the Activity Professional in mind.



Topic:  Selling Your Volunteer Program to Leadership 1 CE

Speaker: Paul Falkowski PhD – Gerontology 


What is the actual value of your volunteer program? How do we measure that value? Is it only the hours volunteers donate, or is there more? Is it the stories we tell? Why should your leadership continue to fund your volunteer efforts? What difference do your volunteers make? The purpose of this presentation is to give the manager of volunteers the information and tools needed for creating and delivering meaningful, thorough, and dynamic impact reports that will answer these questions while providing the basis for continued support and funding.
This session starts by addressing the misconceptions and stigmas people in management positions may believe concerning volunteers. Next, there is a discussion concerning the purpose and need for both qualitative and quantitative reporting followed by methods for identifying and measuring desired outcomes. Finally, methods for organizing, analyzing, and presenting findings supported by the data are presented. While data collection at first may seem daunting and maybe not so exciting, it is indispensable for producing credible and eye-popping reports that will give your leadership concrete and valuable information for justifying your volunteer program and clearly demonstrating how your volunteers are helping to meet your organization’s goals and fulfill its mission.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:
1. Discuss various misconceptions concerning volunteers and their ability to fulfill organizational goals.
2. Compare and contrast the complementary roles of qualitative (stories/feedback) and quantitative (statistics) in measuring outcomes.
3. Identify desired measurable outcomes of volunteer involvement and the metrics associated with those outcomes.
4. List various ways to collect and analyze data associated with desired outcomes.
5. Develop and present powerful volunteer impact statements that include both meaningful qualitative and quantitative results.



Topic:  Supporting Residents’ Rights and Quality of Life in a Time of COVID 1 CE

Speaker: Lori Smetanka National Consumer Voice, JD & Jocelyn Bogdan 


It is well known that nursing home residents have rights guaranteed under federal law. Since the COVID crisis began, however, for some it has felt as if residents’ rights have gone out the window. While there have been some waivers to federal requirements that have affected some rights, they are limited, and the rights of residents are largely still in effect and should be honored and respected! During this program, we will review residents’ rights and talk about how we can all ensure we’re promoting those rights. We’ll look at the federal waivers and what they cover (and don’t cover). And we will review the results of a recent report released by the Consumer Voice based on a survey of residents which asked about the impact of COVID on residents’ quality of life. Participants will be asked to share how they have promoted residents’ rights during the pandemic; and strategize around ways to enhance and improve residents’ quality of life.


Topic:  Can People Living with Dementia Read 1 CE

Speaker: Susan Ostrowski MA, MS, CCC-SLP


In this webinar, we will:  Shake up conventional notions about what it means to read and what adult text should look like.  Outline practical, feasible ways to melt away the barriers to reading that many elders encounter.  View and analyze videos of LTC/AL residents independently interacting with books by themselves and with their peers, with minimal staff assistance.  Discuss how age/dementia friendly reading material can foster diversity and inclusion.  Explain how to incorporate safe, social reading experiences during a pandemic.



Topic:  Grant Seeking for Novices 1.5 CE

Speaker: Marie Gress LMSW-Macro

This workshop will walk grant-seeking novices through grant proposal readiness, researching new partnerships, funding
options to consider, proposal sections from cover letter to evaluation, and reporting after the grant period. We’ll talk about writing tips and strategies as well as ethical planning throughout the process.





2. Instructions for Registration:

Live Webinars: Go above and click on the Registration link for the live webinar you wish to register for. If you are not a NAAP member, please call 913-748.7288  Extension 1.  Live webinar fee is $35 for non-members.

On Demand: After the session, you must complete the Summary Form which can also be found below on this page.  Please be sure to include your signature by using your mouse to write your name. Once you have hit “Submit”, scroll down on this page to confirm that your form submitted.  If there are uncompleted areas or problems, it will not submit but will require you to fix the issue.   We suggest you print this off for your records until you receive your CE certificate.

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  A reminder that CEs are only given to current NAAP Members or Non-NAAP members whose payment has been made.

3. Non-NAAP Members instructions to receive CEUs

If you are not a NAAP member and would like to watch a NAAP LIVE webinar  you will need to contact the Office at or call 913-748-7288  Extension 1 at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the webinar.

Can I get a certificate if I am NOT a NAAP member?   Yes!  You can after you complete a webinar complete the eLearning form below.  Please note:  ALL eLearning sessions and certificates are FREE to NAAP members.  This payment is only for NON-NAAP members!  

4. Complete the eLearning form to apply for CEUs

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