BAP Regional Meeting and Best Practices


Northwest Regional Meeting
and Best Practices Competition

April 7th – 8th, 2017

Renaissance Seattle Hotel

Seattle, WA

 Because our chapter of BAP is covering a significant portion of each student’s registration fee and hotel costs at the Northwest Regional Meeting, we ask that you make the most of your experience at this year’s Regional Meeting. We ask that you attend all sessions during the conference and do your best to represent Western Washington University and our chapter of Beta Alpha Psi. If you skip out on the conference sessions, we will ask you to refund the costs that our chapter of BAP paid on your behalf.

About the Best Practices Competition

Best Practices are activities created and completed by a chapter to further specific goals identified by the Board of Directors of Beta Alpha Psi and by Deloitte LLP (Deloitte). These activities exemplify the spirit and purpose of Beta Alpha Psi and, if applicable, allow other chapters to emulate those activities.   Information about the Best Practices Competition is available on the Beta Alpha Psi International website at:

Competition Process

Best Practices comprises a two or three-step competitive process:

  1. Chapters submit an abstract (in January). The abstract must meet the guidelines stated in the Best Practices manual.
  2. Chapters present at their regional meeting. Winning chapters (first, second, and third place) receive verbal recognition and a monetary award.  (Our chapter’s Best Practices team won FIRST place at the 2016 Northwest Regional Meeting, and will be competing at the BAP International Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, in August 2016.)
  3. First place regional meeting winners present at BAP International’s Annual Meeting. Winning chapters at the annual meeting earn verbal recognition and an additional monetary award.

Award Process

Winners are determined by a group of judges made up of board and Professional Partners members. Judges act independent of any student, college/university, and chapter affiliation.

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2017 Best Practices Topics

Strategic Planning

How Our Chapter Developed Its Objectives for the 2016-2017 Academic Year:  An important part of leadership comes from developing a vision for how the chapter seeks to build on its past and prepare for its future. Using 2015-2016 as the base year, how were current year [2016-2017] objectives developed?  Moreover, what current-year actions [‘inputs’] contributed to accomplishing these objectives. Further, what results [‘outputs’] are expected to provide feedback [or have provided feedback] regarding the impact on your chapter. Measurability of results [‘outputs’] enhances your assessment of what did or did not work.  Examples of measurability could include changes in chapter membership demographics over time, changes in membership size over time, interactions among competitor student groups in addition to countless others.

Community Outreach

Building a Multi-Cultural Coalition Among Financial Information Professionals-In-Training at Our School. There are numerous ‘groups’ or constituencies among financial information students at your school. Share what your chapter did to strengthen its outreach into various underrepresented student constituencies in your environment. Identify those underrepresented constituencies in your environment. Do not limit your thinking to the most obvious constituencies. This outreach to underrepresented constituencies could extend to high school students who will become the next generation of collegiate financial information students

Leadership Development

Leadership Extends Beyond the Academic Disciplines Pursued by Our Members and the Student Organizations to Which Members Belong. How has your chapter provided service in 2016-2017 to your off-campus and/or university communities? What impact has been achieved to date? How has your chapter’s membership served in leadership roles within these off-campus and/or university communities?  What portion of your chapter was involved in this service?