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National Leadership Board
The National Leadership Board is the governing body of the association and is empowered to establish policies and manage the property, business, and affairs of AHDI, subject to the limitations of the Articles of Incorporation, of the Bylaws, and of the California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation law. The NLB is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the association based on trends and drivers in the industry, informed research, and member feedback and input.
AHDI voting members are assigned to a District based on their current mailing address on file with AHDI. The voting members in each District elect one District Director to the National Leadership Board. The District Director serves as a liaison between members and the National Leadership Board as well as a support to all component associations within the District.
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AHDI has established committees, task forces, alliances (special interest groups), and team/workgroups for those members who wish get involved at a deeper level in association decision-making, oversight, planning, research, standards-setting, program development, and advocacy.
Committee – Standing, recurring decision-making bodies assigned to key policy and program areas essential to association operations. Leadership appointed by the AHDI president, with some exceptions. Primary objective: Oversight.
Task Force – Appointed/assigned on an ad hoc basis by the National Leadership Board for a limited period of time with a specific charge/task for which parameters and deliverable deadlines have been set. Primary Objective: Research and Recommendation. Current task forces under assignment.
Alliance – Open to AHDI members who wants to participate for the purpose of information exchange, networking, and addressing needs of special interest groups. Primary objective: Networking.
Work Groups & Teams – Selected by application for the purpose of working closely with association staff throughout the year on specific association programs, events, and initiatives. These are working teams with assigned roles and deliverables. Primary objective: Advisory and/or Operational Support.
When do these groups meet?
The vast majority of committees and groups meet by online webinar several times a year (either quarterly or in association with a vote or decision pending approval by that committee or group). In addition to regular meetings, many of these groups also communicate regularly through an email listserv, a broadcast email service that allows committee/group members to network and communicate.
How can I get involved?
Consider each type of group engagement opportunity above and determine which area of interest or expertise fits you best. Fill out and submit the volunteer application below.
Application Form for Volunteer Groups