There are currently three vacancies for this committee. Applications due Thursday, March 1. Learn more and apply.
The Leadership Development Committee seeks individuals who have demonstrated interest and experience in personal leadership as well as leadership in others, especially at the Association or component levels. Leadership experience can include:
- Leadership experience in a practice or work setting
- Leadership experience in an APTA volunteer capacity
- Leadership experience in a non-APTA volunteer capacity (for example, civic group or other professional society or non-profit organization)
The Leadership Development Committee has 1 in-person meeting a year, usually in October, and has no more than 6 virtual meetings (webinar meetings).
Terms of Appointees
- Committee members will serve 3-year terms; no individual shall serve more than 2 consecutive terms.
- The APTA Nominating Committee member will serve a 1 year term. The Nominating Committee member can serve more than 1 consecutive term and must be a current Nominating Committee member throughout his/her term on the Leadership Development Committee.
Proviso: The 3-year terms extension will be implemented as follows, so that by 2019 there will be 3 classes of committee members, each serving 3-year terms:
- In 2018, all 3 vacancies will be appointed for 3-year terms.
- In 2019, there will be 2 vacancies appointed for 3-year terms.
The Leadership Development Committee provides strategic advice, counsel, and options to the Board of Directors regarding initiatives to identify and support emerging and existing leaders to strengthen and support the vision and mission of APTA and its components..
The Board of Directors’ determined charge for the Leadership Development Committee is to:
- Champion engagement on APTA’s Leadership Development online community by updating leadership development resources and encouraging more interaction among members on the community;
- Collaborate with APTA Nominating Committee and component nominating committees to support interested candidates for elected office;
- Provide updates to Association and component leaders on current and emerging issues with volunteer engagement and leadership in the non-profit sector;
- Identify strategies to enhance use of the Volunteer Interest Pool at the National and component levels;
- Encourage and educate APTA members, components, and other stakeholder groups to use APTA leadership core competencies (self, functional, people, vision) as a foundation to develop leadership at all levels of the association;
- Collaborate with other stakeholders, including components, to assess the feasibility and viability of a leadership academy for current and emerging physical therapy leaders; and,
- Report to the Board of Directors, annually and as needed.
The Leadership Development Committee will conduct its work with the Association Organizational Values in mind and in the context of 1) APTA's mission, vision and strategic plan, and 2) the potential for its work to have implications related to physical therapist assistants, women, diversity, and risk management.
BOD Chair: Kip Schick, PT, DPT, MBA
Staff Liaison: Dena Kilgore, director, components, governance and leadership
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Size of Appointed Group: 1 Board Chair, 8 members 1 of which is a member of the APTA Nominating Committee, and the APTA President as ex-officio (APTA bylaws: Article IX, Section 3, A and Article X, Section I, A)
For additional information regarding this and other APTA volunteer opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.