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Call for Nominations for the NAMEC Board of Directors

19 Feb 2020 11:40 AM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

Please note: The deadline for submission is March 6, 2020

This is a call for nominations to fill open seats on the NAMEC Board of Directors. Candidates should indicate which position they are running for in their nomination submission:

  • 3 Director positions (two 3-year terms and one 2-year term)
  • 1 Secretary position (3-year term)
  • President-Elect (1-year term, plus 2-year term as President)

Duties of Directors

  • Directors must be willing to, at minimum, attend 1 face-to face board meeting per year (usually held during the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Annual Conference), participate on Board conference calls (approximately monthly) and participate with standing and ad hoc committees as requested by the President
  • Directors must be willing to Chair standing and ad hoc committees as requested by the President
  • Directors should also be willing to serve as an officer of the organization (officers are elected by the membership from the members of the Board)

Duties of Secretary

  • The Secretary will be responsible for maintaining records of NAMEC business and NAMEC Board of Director meetings
  • The Secretary will be responsible for overseeing the NAMEC Board of Directors and Officers election process
  • The Secretary will be responsible for overseeing the Annual NAMEC Best Practice Awards process
  • The Secretary must be willing to, at minimum, attend 1 face-to face board meeting per year (usually held during the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Annual Conference), participate on Board conference calls (approximately monthly) and participate with standing and ad hoc committees as requested by the President
  • Nominees for Secretary must be drawn from the current NAMEC Board of Directors and Officers

Duties of President-Elect

  • The President-Elect will serve as a liaison between the NAMEC Board of Directors/Officers and NAMEC Committee Chairpersons
  • The President-Elect will identify and recruit individuals to serve as Committee Chairpersons and Committee members
  • In the absence or disability of the President, the duties of that office shall be performed by the President-Elect
  • The President-Elect must be willing to, at minimum, attend 1 face-to face board meeting per year (usually held during the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Annual Conference), participate on Board conference calls (approximately monthly) and participate with standing and ad hoc committees as requested by the President
  • The President-Elect must be willing to serve a 3-year term (1-year term as President-Elect followed by 2-year term as President)
  • Nominees for President-Elect must be drawn from the current NAMEC Board of Directors and Officers

 

Qualifications of Nominees

  • Those nominated should be employed by a NAMEC member organization in good standing and have at least 3 years experience in the CME industry
  • All nominees should possess leadership ability, a high degree of personal and professional integrity, and the ability to recruit members to the organization and volunteers to support our activities
  • In addition, the organization encourages individuals with one or more of the following characteristics, which have been identified as critical skills/qualifications for Board members:
  • Familiarity with changes in healthcare and medical education, particularly the role of CME in improving the quality and safety of patient care
  • CME regulatory expertise
  • Experience related to MEC public relations and/or advocacy
  • Strong skills in business, marketing, and/or communications
  • Knowledge of adult education principles

Nomination and Election Process

  • To be eligible for nomination, candidates must be members of organizations that meet the definition of “full voting”
  • Any representative of a “full voting” organization may make a nomination, including a self-nomination.
  • Candidates must submit the following information to the NAMEC Business Office, info@NAMEC-assn.org by March 6, 2020
  • A biographical sketch of no more than 350 words
  • A “statement of philosophy” pertinent to the goals and mission of the organization of no more than 350 words
  • The Nomination and Elections Committee will review the submissions, prepare the slate of candidates, and email a ballot to the “primary” member of each “full voting” organization. 
  • All ballots (1 from each member organization) must be cast on or before March 20, 2020
  • The results of the election will be announced on March 23, 2020

Candidates should expect an email acknowledging receipt of their submission from the NAMEC business office. If an acknowledgement is not received, please call 205-824-7612 to ensure your submission is received.

NAMEC Board of Directors’ and Officers’ Code of Ethics

NAMEC board members have an obligation to do more than just meet legal standards. NAMEC board members are expected to meet standards of conduct as well. All board members must agree to uphold the NAMEC Board of Directors Code of Ethics statement upon election to the Board.

NAMEC Board of Directors’ and Officers’ Code of Ethics statement

As a member of the NAMEC Board of Directors I will:

  • Ensure that my fiduciary duty to NAMEC is the foundation for all of my actions as a Board member
  • Represent the interests of all members served by NAMEC
  • Refrain from using my service on the NAMEC Board primarily for my own personal advantage
  • Keep confidential any information so designated by the Board of Directors
  • Approach all Board issues with an open mind, listen respectfully to the opinions of my Board colleagues, and make decisions based on the best interests of NAMEC and its members
  • Act with the authority of NAMEC only when such authority is delegated to me by the Board or the bylaws
  • Sign or e-mail an agreement attesting to this policy

All interested candidates should forward their biographical sketch and statement of philosophy to the NAMEC Business Office by March 6, 2020.

Email: info@NAMEC-assn.org

Website: http://www.NAMEC-assn.org

If you have questions regarding the nominations process or the duties of Officers and Directors, please contact Rich Keenan at rkeenan@achlcme.org or Kurt Boyce at kboyce@appliedcme.com.

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