WT-ATD Board Position, President Elect

Guidance Document

Position Summary

The President Elect assists the chapter president in performance of chapter management duties, automatically succeeding to president. He/She participates in the recruitment of board members to lead the chapter in the succeeding year.

Time Commitment

The service term for this position is 3 years. 

Year 1, President Elect

Year 2, President

Year 3, Immediate Past President

Estimated Monthly Time Requirements

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours;
  • Assisting President, learning chapter operations, developing board for coming year: 10–15 hours;
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 3 hours;
  • Communicating with administrative office and/or others: 2–4 hours; 


    Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE).

        • Oversees the yearly CARE reporting requirement and functions as the main point of contact for ATD on all CARE-related communications
        Supports President.
        • Assumes duties of president when he/she is absent from board meetings or chapter meetings
        • Assists the president with chapter organization and management, clarifying board/committee responsibilities and encouraging the best use of chapter resources
        • Supports the president in overseeing sound financial status of chapter by monitoring monthly budget reports
        • Works with the president to establish productive relationships with ATD affiliates and chapter member 

        Succession Planning.

        • Leads succession planning to include recruiting new board members, managing the chapter's succession process, and chairing the nominating committee
        • Succeeds to president upon expiration of president's term or upon resignation, incapacity, or death of president; assume duties of president when president is absent from board meetings or chapter meetings/functions


              • Monitors/reports results of needs assessments and satisfaction surveys and conveys member suggestions to board and membership. Uses results to support strategic planning and goal-setting for succeeding year
              • Leads the chapter's vision, mission, and direction planning process at annual transition meeting, and is prepared to communicate and gain chapter member commitment

              Chapter Recognition.

                • Leads the chapter awards committee in identifying candidates for local and national recognition, assuring proper award nomination documentation is submitted.

                Board Role.

                  • 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


                            • Member of ATD and 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 

                        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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