Start End Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Recovery Meeting
8:30 AM 9:00 AM Registration For Professionals Presentation
9:00 AM 12:00 PM Narcotics Anonymous: A Vital Resource In Our Community
12:15 PM 1:30 PM Women in Service Luncheon Men In Service Luncheon
2:00 PM 3:30 PM BMLT How To Plan A PR Presentation Something Finacial
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Websites 101 WSC Progress
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Dinner Break
7:30 PM 10:00 PM Welcome / History Of The Basic Text
10:30 PM 12:00 AM Mentorship & Continuity Game For Training GSR, RCM Young People In NA
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Recovery Meeting
8:30 AM 10:00 AM How We Choose our Trusted Servants? IDT – DRT/MAT How To Build A Nationwide Phoneline (YAP)
10:30 AM 12:00 PM Making Sh*t Happen Through Virtual Workgroup Communications Meditation Book Writing Building Strong Home Groups
12:00 PM 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM 3:30 PM PR Basice And Beyond Rural/Isolatated Communities IDT – Making Service Attractive
4:00 PM 5:30 PM NAWS Update
6:00 PM 7:30 PM Banquet
7:30 PM 10:00 PM Main Speaker Meeting – Speaker Panel From All Three Zones
10:00 PM 11:30 PM Social Media Zonal Discussion The Most Awesome NA Funtion I Ever Attended…!
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Recovery Meeting
8:30 AM 10:00 AM Sponsorship Behind The Walls IDT – Carrying The NA Message And Making NA Attractive Why Do An Area Inventory And What To Do With It Once You Do It?
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Closing Session
11:00 AM ? Southern Zone Midwest Zone Plain States Zone

Survey Results 2018 Multi-Zonal Service Symposium

(Strongly Disagree)
2 3 4
5 6 7
(Strongly Agree)
I would recommend my Area/Region to fund trusted servants to attend MZSSNA IV? 1     1 1 7 24
I learned important skills that will help me carry our message better. 2       3 14 15
The schedule provided me with enough information to make good decisions on which workshops to attend. 2 1   2 3 12 15
  September October November
I would like to see the MZSSNA take place in 9 15 9

I would like to see the follow in a future facility?

  • The facility was fantastic.
  • Breakfast
  • I think this is asking about the facility itself. If so, I think having a restaurant open more hours would be nice. That said, if it was a choice between the excellent AV hookups (Screens at the front and back of the room! Yay!) and the restaurant hours, I think the AV is more important.
  • doing a great job already
  • The facility was wonderful. Having all of the workshops being in the same corridor made it very handy.
  • More about the conference. ex What its purpose who participates and some of the participants views around the world. Why they all important in shaping NA.
  • I’m unsure what this question is asking. If you’re asking what amenities I would like to see in a future facility, I’d say an actual restaurant to have breakfast in. Either that, or a place to eat breakfast that is literally walking distance away.
  • Nothing wrong with a hotel with good wireless and AV.
  • ??? I don’t understand what this is asking.
  • ?
  • I’m confused my wording of this question and it in general
  • I thought the program was great
  • Similar size venue
  • This is a confusing question which I’m not sure how to answer. So, ask your questions to get better info from members.
  • The facility was fine maybe more options for dining for those without transportation. So with the amount of workshops attendees will be able to attend more without leaving facility.
  • lower rates
  • video conferencing, time allocations each day to do group physical activity,(yoga, nature walks, something to get a little sweat going) more meals together meditation workshops
  • More choices for restaurants closer
  • I feel like our hotel meet all of our needs.
  • a starbucks…lol
  • follow or following? The facility for MZSS III served the needs quite well, so keep it up.
  • I need to clone myself so I could attend all of the workshops. ????
  • No input

My Favorite Workshop was? And Why?

  • PR – Great ideas and success stories that I’ve been able to take back to our Area’s PR committee.
  • Basic Text history. I love history
  • BMLT, Website 101. I needed to learn more in these areas, and I was able to make connections with a LOT of people in the field
  • history of basic test.
  • I’m really split between “How to Prepare an NA Presentation” and “Making Sh*t Happen through Virtual Workgroup Communications. The former workshop has motivated me to sign up to do a workshop at the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals. The latter made a huge impact as I’ve already been personally trained by Kevin to use Zoom meetings and we just had our Area PR chairs meet for the first time on Zoom!
  • How To Build A Nationwide Phoneline (YAP). I just really enjoy the IT stuff (I’m an IT guy) and I think the guys working on that stuff are doing great work that can really help the Fellowship.
  • Mentorship… because I learned some ways to help my community… which was outstanding considering I was one of the presenters… smiles… Cindi and Biff did really well.
  • BMLT Clearly explained Extremely helpful presenters Info on how to gain info and help after going home
  • PR Basics and Beyond
  • the IT ones because i’m an IT guy.
  • Tech workshops
  • Outreach.
  • How to build better Home Groups. The group interaction was awesome and we were able to come up with multiple solutions by collectively sharing our experiences.
  • DRT and MRT. It’s important that members understand that while we may not agree with DRT/MRT, it’s important to make all feel WECOME in NA. By allowing members the dignity of their choices and not judging and attacking, the seed may take root.
  • Favorite? The big recovery meeting with 3 speakers. The workshop I got more hope at was the BMLT workshop.
  • MAT/DRT, and PR were very good for me because I’m the PR Chairperson for an Area. We need as much information as possible to inform the public about NA and clarification on NA stance on MAT/DRT for groups because it’s autonomous for groups yet we need to be welcoming to all who have a desire.
  • rural isolated communities – My area is too large geographically and the rural groups are not coming to area
  • BMLT i showed me the how of what goes on behind the scenes of managing our meeting lists and it showed me the fellows in recovery who have followed their passion and that demonstrates , in my mind a strong future for NA
  • Making sh*t happen, because of learning about new ways of using technology.
  • The history of the Basic Text b/c it was new info.
  • nationwide phoneline website 101 making s%$t happen YAP
  • Website 101 – It just happens to be where my current interest lies. Very informative.
  • Building strong home group

My peak experience of the Symposium was?

  • meeting fellow service enthusiasts
  • The history of the Basic Text
  • Basic Text History
  • My peak experience at MZSS is always being able to interact with folks who do service at a local level that I might otherwise never meet.
  • eating out with other people
  • Probably the banquet because at my table was me, a newcomer with 5 days clean from NYC, and then Hammad, the world board member from Kuwait. The newcomer was all over the place, but myself and Hammad were able to be patient and listen to him. Even though all three of us were from all different places, it felt just my homegroup.
  • The interest the others had in learning more about service. how important it its.
  • Getting to see a lot of friends that I don’t get to see often. The meals I got to have with friends, the casual conversations about service in the lobby, etc.
  • Meeting old and new friends
  • Hands on workshops with information and helpful contacts to take home. Women’s Luncheon.
  • The speakers from the different Zones
  • the fellowshiping and meeting new people, building my network. super nice people, well organized
  • Learning new things.
  • Beyond all the stuff I learned, the fellowship was amazing! I met new people and extended my network. And being around other members that are just as passionate about service as I am was the icing on the cake!
  • The History of the Basic Text. It always gives me chills to hear what our members were willing to do to create “Our Book”!
  • I would have to say the whole thing… thoroughly impressed.
  • The passion to want to serve in service work as a whole.
  • The depth of my peers passion for recovery and the strength we have united in our purpose.
  • Zonal discussion late night Saturday
  • was meeting new ppl
  • Learning about YAP… Seeing everyone who has service woodies just like me…
  • I’m getting older, so I peak earlier. No particular experience led to this.
  • The PR Presentation on Friday morning.
  • Meeting fellow service members of NA