WT-ATD Board Position, Past President

Guidance Document

Position Summary

The Past President serves in an advisory role to the President, President Elect, and chapter as a whole, and provides guidance and expertise as a knowledgeable member of the board.  He/She advises on past practices and operations in accordance with the chapter bylaws.  Upon request, he/she assists officers in performing their duties. The Past President role is filled by the Board President from the prior year.

Time Commitment

The service term for this position is 1 year. 

Estimated Monthly Time Requirements

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours;
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 3 hours;
  • Communicating with administrative office and/or others: 1–2 hours; 



    • Serves as acting president if both the president and president elect are unavailable
    • Supports the president and president elect in achieving chapter goals
    • Advises chapter officers on relevant issues


      • Participates in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the chapter
      • Participates in succession planning, including recruiting new board members
      • Ensures that successors for all positions are identified and properly trained in advance of assuming the position

      Chapter Excellence Awards.

        • Prepares submissions for Chapter Excellence Award nominations, if applicable

        Board Role.

              • Attends all monthly membership and board of directors meetings
              • Attends the ATD International Conference and Exposition and ATD Chapter Leadership Conference (ALC) as a representative of the chapter


          • Member of ATD and chapter
          • Ability to build, motivate, and lead a team of volunteers
          • Ability to plan, organize, and evaluate chapter activities
          • Effective verbal communication, diplomacy, personal interaction, and problem-solving
          • Ability to lead committees, delegate tasks, and monitor progress

            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 encouraging the enhancement and advancement of our Chapter. The preceding is a rather simple list of some of the things our Chapter asks the Vice President of Communication 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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