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Call for AHRD Board Member Nominations

Wednesday, August 24, 2016  

AHRD is only as strong as its Board. To remain a successful, vibrant Academy, it is essential that we have a diverse Board whose members bring the energy, passion and vision needed to lead AHRD over the coming years. Each year, new Board opportunities emerge to provide members with the chance to serve at this high level within the organization, and the chance to guide, lead, and inspire their peers throughout AHRD.

This year, AHRD members will nominate and elect three Board members, and we need your help to find the best candidates for these important positions.

Any member of the AHRD, including former Board members, is eligible to be nominated to serve on the Board, or to self-nominate. As you reflect on possible nominations, it will help to know that Board members are elected for a three-year term. Those being elected this year will serve on the Board from March 2017 to February 2020. They are expected to attend Board meetings during the annual conferences in 2017-2020, as well as one additional Board meeting each Fall of the three-year term. Board members cover their own expenses for attendance at these meetings. In addition, Board members attend monthly calls, and have at least two assignments each year, which include serving on a Board committee and as Board liaison to an Academy committee.

Nominations Procedure

Whether you nominate yourself or someone else, all nominees must provide a written statement that includes both the candidate's biographical information and vision for the Academy, including how they would like to contribute in their role as President-Elect and President or as a Board member. You are restricted to a total of 250 words for your statement, which includes both your biographical information and vision. If the statement exceeds this word restriction, sentences will simply be dropped from the end of the statement to fit the space limitation. Please note that the use of flyers or the AHRD listserv for the promotion of candidates is prohibited.

Please send nominations and nominee statements to Darren Short (Chair, AHRD Nominations & Elections Committee) at The deadline for nominations is midnight Pacific on October 14, 2016. View a time zone converter. A reply email confirmation will be sent to you indicating that your nomination has been received. If you do not receive this confirmation within 48 hours, please re-send and contact

In November, all AHRD members will receive instructions for completing their ballot. The AHRD election process will be completed by mid-December, and new Board members will be announced in early 2017.

Darren Short

Academy of Human Resource Development

1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252, St. Paul, MN 55114 USA
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