Practicums offer intensive practical experience with Parliamentary Procedure. Over a period of several days, novices and parliamentary experts share, study and practice parliamentary procedure. Participants learn to help organizations expedite meetings, reach decisions and save time. This is the place to find solutions to those disturbing problems you may have encountered in all types of meetings.
In 1980 the first practicum at a college campus was held at the College of William and Mary. In 1996 AIP officially named the practicum the Floyd M. Riddick Memorial Practicum in honor of the practicum’s founder, Floyd M. Riddick, who served as Parliamentarian for the United States Senate. In 2010 AIP renamed the Practicum traditionally held in June in the Baltimore – DC area, the AIP East Coast Practicum.
In January 1982, the first California Practicum was held in the Davidson Center at the University of Southern California. The practicum moved to the California State Polytechnic University – Pomona in January 1990 and honored Richard E. Lucas, CPP-T, who provided many years of volunteer support. In 2010 AIP renamed the Lucas Practicum traditionally held in January in the southern California area – the AIP West Coast Practicum.
Both Practicums are held annually to stimulate and enrich all who are interested in the correct use of Parliamentary Procedure.