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APCDA Committees, Work Groups, and Task Forces

APCDA Standing Committees

Bylaws and Policies Committee is responsible for drafting proposed wording for bylaws and policy changes.  It drafts amendments to the Bylaws and reviews the final wording of amendments presented by the membership at the Annual Meeting to ensure their consistency with the style and substance of the Bylaws. It also drafts revisions to the Policies and Procedures Manual to address issues that arise over time.

Membership Committee is responsible for promoting membership in APCDA, welcoming new members, and supporting continuing members. It will review procedures for processing applications via the website software and recommend improvements.  Promoting membership may include outreach to new groups of members, identifying new member benefits or marketing existing member benefits, or providing presentations to groups of potential members.

Newsletter Committee is responsible for soliciting articles from directors and members for each issue of the newsletter.  It will edit and format these articles to follow the newsletter format.  It will make recommendations to the Board related to improvements in the newsletter.

Nominations and Elections Committee is responsible for identifying a slate of candidates which includes at least 2 candidates for each open elective position.  It will canvass members for names of suitable nominees. A member may be nominated by any member of good standing or may self-nominate. It will be responsible for assuring that the nominations and elections procedures are followed in accord with the Bylaws. The Director of the Nominations and Elections Committee will be the Past President.

Program Committee is responsible for planning and executing professional development activities for members of APCDA. It will identify topics that are important to the membership, venues that are accessible to the membership, and schedule events at times when members can attend. It should be the goal of the Professional Development Committee to schedule a minimum of one conference and one other event each year.

Public Relations Committee is responsible for developing a strategy to build awareness of APCDA in our region and the world.  It is responsible for composing informational materials and announcements about APCDA events and services; assuring that our presence on Social Media is current and vibrant; recommending policies relating to the publications of the Association to the Board; and recommending changes in the media policies, marketing plans, and proposals for new publications or products to the Board.

Research Committee is responsible for conducting research projects for the benefit of APCDA using APCDA members.  It will identify such projects and bring them before the Board for approval.  It will identify qualified members to conduct this research and publish the results of the research through APCDA.

To volunteer for one of these, please see the Contact Us page.  

Work Groups and Task Forces

Note:  Both Work Groups and Task Forces are temporary and goal-driven.  Work groups are formed as needed to achieve association goals, while task forces are called by the current President to address a specific issue during that President’s term of office.

Glossary Project Work Group is responsible for developing a glossary that includes definitions of common career planning terms upon which our members can agree.  It is also responsible for pursuing the development of a comparable glossary in various member languages.  As our field grows and terminology changes, the glossary is likely to grow and change to fit current circumstances.  

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