Co-Sponsoring Events

During the past few years, Constituent Leagues, member schools, and nursing organizations have co-sponsored faculty development programs with the NLN. Generally, the co-sponsor identifies a need for a specific topic that is of interest to many faculty in their surrounding region and we discuss the process of planning an event. If the co-sponsorship is beneficial both to the NLN and the co-sponsor, we will move forward together to plan the event. We divide the work, the expenses, and any profit after expenses are paid. Below we have provided a sample of potential co-sponsor responsibilities to help you begin thinking about this type of opportunity.

To discuss the possibility of a co-sponsored event, please contact us at

NLN Responsibilities

  • Contract with speaker
  • Process all continuing education (CE) materials:
    • Plan, develop, create the content for the activity
    • Create program evaluation form
    • Provide CE certificates to all attendees
    • Maintain CE files
  • Publicize Event
    • In NLN newsletters and eblasts as appropriate
    • On the NLN’s Events Calendar
  • Pre-register attendees (online registration available)

Co-Sponsor Responsibilities

  • Contract for meeting space
  • Coordinate onsite arrangements (meals, audio visual, lodging, etc.)
  • Publicize program locally
  • Manage travel and lodging arrangements for speaker(s) 
  • Duplicate handouts prepared by speaker
  • Coordinate onsite registration for walk-ins

Mutual Responsibilities

  • Estimate expenses
  • Set program fees
  • Keep records of expenses and payments
  • Develop a marketing plan
  • Approve copy of promotional materials