WT-ATD Board Position, Board President

April, 2016

Guidance Document

Position Summary

The President has executive responsibility to provide the vision, structure, culture and environment to enable the Chapter to meet the mission and goals created as a team. The President role is traditionally filled with the President-Elect from the previous year.

Time Commitment

The service term for this position is 1 year. 

Estimated Monthly Time Requirements

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours;
  • Attending membership committee meetings: 1–2 hours;
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 3 hours;
  • Communicating with members and/or others: 2–4 hours;



      • Oversee all CARE requirements and ensure adherence to the requirements.
      • Provide encouragement, support, resources, feedback to individual Board members; especially President-Elect.
      • Validate vision and mission and goal setting.
      • Establish and maintain effective processes and communication to enable the board to serve members effectively.
      • Assure all board and business operations function effectively, to understand member needs and deliver superior service and assure ATD Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) are met.
      • Review the progress of goals, strategies, and projects at monthly Board meetings.
      • Lead effective transition to a new board annually.
      • Lead monthly Board and chapter meetings; participate in other chapter events/committee meetings as available.
      • Lead board and chapter members in affiliating, collaborating and using regional and national resources, including Chapter member companies.
      • Represent chapter professionally and ethically in all business functions/organizational activities. 
      • Works with VP Volunteers to co-host the December Awards program.
      • Attend all monthly chapter meetings and the Annual Leadership Conference (ALC).
      • Write monthly articles for the newsletter

      Board Participation.

      • Attends and participates in monthly board meetings, chapter meetings, ATD International Conference & Exposition, and ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC)
      • Participates in other chapter events, committee meetings and conferences as available
      • Represents chapter professionally and ethically in all business functions/organizational activities
      • Participates in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the chapter
      • Effective verbal communication, leadership, diplomacy, personal interaction, problem-solving and meeting management
      • Ability to lead a committee, delegate tasks, and monitor progress
      • Ability to build, motivate, and lead a team of volunteers
      • Ability to plan, organize, and evaluate chapter activities
      • Demonstrated experience in budget design and accountability desired
      • Demonstrated ability to manage projects
      • Time available to fully participate in chapter and board meetings, and represent the chapter regionally and nationally
      • Member of ATD and chapter

        The preceding “highlights” are not intended to minimize or expand a volunteer’s role on our dynamic and exciting WT-ATD Board. Volunteers are asked to give what we can to encourage the enhancement and advancement of our Chapter. The preceding is a rather simple list of some of the things our Chapter asks the President to consider being a part of.

        Generally, we do request all WT-ATD Board members to (a) consider joint membership, Professional or “Power” membership, with the National organization; (b) attend all WT-ATD Board Meetings and functions (July retreat); and (c) attend all monthly events. The all is italicized because all of us have other responsibilities and realize all may be a stretch at times. Thank you for agreeing to consider a position on our WT-ATD Board and thank you, in advance, for your service, at all levels, to WT-ATD.

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