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AHRD Call for Nominations

AHRD Call for Nominations:

Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 18, 2011

The AHRD Board of Directors, guided by the leadership of the President, enacts the vision and directs the activities of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). This year, AHRD members will nominate and elect three new Board members and a new President-Elect. We need your help to find the best candidates for these important positions – people who will lead our ever-growing and ever-changing Academy with vitality and vision.

Board Member Nominations:

Any member of the AHRD, including former Board members, is eligible to be nominated to serve on the Board. Self-nominations are also accepted. AHRD has a strong commitment to diversity in its general membership and to the diversity of the membership of its Board.

Those considering having their names placed in nomination should consider their time commitment for Board assignments. Each member of the Board is given at least two assignments, which include serving on a Board committee and as Board liaison to an Academy committee. Board members are elected for a three-year term and are expected to attend the Board meetings during the annual conferences in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and one additional Board meeting each year of the three-year term, which are scheduled in the fall and at various locations. Board members are expected to cover their own expenses for attendance at scheduled Board meetings.

President-Elect Nominations:

Current and former Academy Board members are eligible for nomination for President-Elect. Any AHRD member meeting this criterion can be nominated or can self-nominate. The term of President-Elect is for two years followed by two years as President and two years as Past-President. The President-Elect serves as the Conference CEO for the annual conferences during that two-year term. Please consider stepping forward to serve the Academy in this critical leadership role. The President-Elect is reimbursed for some expenses for attendance at scheduled Board meetings.

Expected Time Commitments:

  • 1 and 1/2 hour Board meeting by phone each month

  • 3 hours of Board work per week between Board meetings (5 hours for President-elect)

  • 2 and 1/2 day in-person Board meeting in the Fall

  • 1 to 2 day in-person Board meeting in conjunction with the AHRD conference

Nominations Procedure:

All nominees must adhere to following election guidelines.

Nominations for Board members and President-Elect should be sent to Jerry W. Gilley by October 18, 2011. Nominations will close on October 19, 2011. Whether you nominate yourself or someone else, all nominees must provide a written statement that includes both their biographical information and vision for the Academy, including how they would like to contribute in their role as a Board member or President-Elect. 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 Jerry W. Gilley, Chair, AHRD Nominating Committee, via email (jgilley@uttyler.edu). A reply e-mail 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/or contact Jerry Gilley at 903.566.7328.

All AHRD members will receive instruction for completing their ballot, which will be found at the AHRD website in late October. The AHRD election process will be completed by December 1, 2011 and new Board members will be introduced to the Academy at the AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas February 29-March 4, 2012.

The Election Committee looks forward to receiving your nominations.

AHRD Election and Nominating Committees

Jerry W. Gilley
Selena Blankenship

Academy of Human Resource Development

1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252, St. Paul, MN 55114 USA
Phone: 1+(651)290-7466 • Email: office@ahrd.org
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