Program of Work

NAPE collage 166x246 custom Program of WorkEach year, NAPE’s Executive Committee incorporates the concepts of leadership, facilitation, and accountability into its Program of Work for the coming year.


  • Engage in advocacy of key equity issues, particularly gender equity, in education.
  • Hold a national Professional Development Institute.
  • Develop public awareness materials for equity in education, with an emphasis on gender equity.
  • Develop partnerships with organizations with similar missions.


Provide technical assistance and resources to develop and administer policy, strategies, and programs to eliminate gender bias and to support statewide leadership on a variety of equity and educational issues including:

  • sex role stereotyping
  • sexual harassment
  • standards, assessment, and accountability
  • educational reform
  • transition to the workplace
  • services for members of special populations (including single parents, pregnant women, displaced homemakers, individuals with disabilities, individuals from economically disadvantaged families, and individuals preparing for nontraditional training and employment)
  • assistance for individuals with other barriers to educational achievement including individuals with limited English proficiency
  • tech-prep, apprenticeships, equity issues in rural and urban settings
  • counseling and guidance
  • career awareness and implementation of federal education and workforce development legislation.


Provide technical assistance and resources for data collection and accountability requirements related to equity in federal education and workforce legislation; and program evaluation and implementation of equity standards and measures.

NAPE’s 2013-2014 Program of Work

(Note: Proposed work of Finance, Nominating, and Bylaws Committees not listed)

Public Policy and Advocacy Committee

  • Issue monthly Public Policy Updates
  • Monitor Perkin’s reauthorization process by attending hearings and meetings with committee staff
  • Continue to monitor OVAE Perkins Reauthorization Blueprint policy development
  • Open public policy sections of the website to the public
  • Develop white papers on public policy issues of importance to members
  • Conduct a webinar for PDI participants to prepare for Public Policy Day

Professional Development Committee

  • Develop post–Professional Development Institute (PDI) workshop
  • Develop workshop stream for new PDI attendees (Perkins 101)
  • Develop Wednesday night option at PDI for relaxed networking

Member Services and Marketing Committee

  • Provide leadership to the Executive Committee to assist with recruitment and retention of state and affiliate members
  • Build an ROI campaign to recruit and retain state and affiliate members
  • Facilitate opportunities to establish NAPE affiliate membership

Awards Committee

  • Formalize Emerita Award
  • Develop Group Award