This position serves on the House Leadership Team and the Academy Board of Directors
Part I: Qualifications
Is a current member of the Academy in the Active classification
Has served at least two (2) years in the House of Delegates as an elected or appointed delegate in the past 10 years
Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration preferred
Demonstrates leadership qualities
Has additional experience in activities and operations of the Academy, such as participation in national, DPG, MIG and affiliate and/or district dietetic associations
Obtains employer support for involvement and time commitment
Part II: Requirements
The HOD Speaker-Elect shall serve for one (1) year. As HOD Speaker-elect, works closely with HOD Speaker in learning roles and responsibilities to ensure continuity and fills in as needed. At the end of this term the HOD Speaker-Elect shall become HOD Speaker and serve for one (1) year. At the end of this term the HOD Speaker shall become HOD Past-Speaker and serve for one (1) year.
The position also serves on the Academy Board of Directors.
Time. The positions of HOD Speaker and Speaker-elect require a time commitment of approximately two (2) – three (3) months each year for meetings and travel in addition to the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo™.
Overview of Meetings
HLT meetings: 2 times per year (June/July, January); HOD meetings: 2-3 times per year (Fall Meeting/FNCE®; Virtual Meetings)
BOD face to face meetings: 4-5 times per year
Virtual Finance and Audit Committee meeting
Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit: 1 time per year
Overview of Conference Calls
HLT conducts calls every 4-6 weeks, which usually last 1½ hours.
Finance and Audit Committee conducts monthly calls which are usually 1-1½ hours.
Weekly call with Speaker and HOD Governance Team staff.
Additional time is required for presentations, conference calls, correspondence, planning, report writing related to the work of the Board and HOD/HLT.
This position may require additional commitments of time and talent for special projects and/or task force assignments from the Board of Directors, and the House of Delegates.