Thirty new employees, 24 from SAAs and 6 from DVA, from around the nation completed NASAA's National Training Institute (NTI) course October 29 in Indianapolis. NASAA President Dan Wellman (IL) and VA Education Service Director Rob Worley welcomed the students to the three-day event, held at the Crowne Plaza-Union Station.
Students completed classes in public laws, accreditation, approval criteria, compliance surveys, and more. NASAA's NTI curriculum, available on the NASAA website, is the basis for the course. Ten NASAA members and two VA staff members provided instruction. The program is coordinated by NASAA's Professional Development Committee, headed by New Jersey SAA Director Charlie Rowe.