Leadership Opportunities

Association for Conflict Resolution EPP Section Leadership Council

2021 Call for Nominations

The Environment and Public Policy Section (EPP) of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is seeking members interested in serving on the Leadership Council. The EPP serves its members through the efforts of dedicated individuals who comprise the Leadership Council.  The Leadership Council consists of two elected co-chairs, elected at-large members, and appointed committee chairs. One co-chair position and several at-large seats and committee chairs on the Leadership Council will become vacant in the fall of 2021. This is your opportunity to make a difference in the section and in the field of environmental and public policy dispute resolution!

Questionnaire due August 20, 2021. Nomination Information and Questionnaire

2020 Call for Nominations

ACR EPP serves its members through the efforts of dedicated individuals who comprise the Leadership Council. The Leadership Council is comprised of two elected co-chairs, elected at-large members and appointed committee chairs. One co-chair position and several at-large seats and committee chairs on the Leadership Council will become vacant in the fall of 2020. The Leadership Council is actively seeking candidates for these seats. This is your opportunity to make a difference in the section and in the field of environmental and public policy dispute resolution! Questionnaire is due September 25, 2020 (new deadline). Nomination Information and Questionnaire


2019 Call for Nominations

ACR EPP serves its members through the efforts of dedicated individuals who comprise the Leadership Council. The Leadership Council is comprised of two elected co-chairs, elected at-large members and appointed committee chairs. One co-chair position and several at-large seats and committee chairs on the Leadership Council will become vacant in the fall of 2019. The Leadership Council is actively seeking candidates for these seats. This is your opportunity to make a difference in the section and in the field of environmental and public policy dispute resolution! Nomination Information and Questionnaire


2018 Call for Nominations

ACR EPP serves its members through the efforts of dedicated individuals who comprise the Leadership Council. The Leadership Council is comprised of two elected co-chairs, elected at-large members and appointed committee chairs. One co-chair position and several at-large seats and committee chairs on the Leadership Council will become vacant in the fall of 2018. The Leadership Council is actively seeking candidates for these seats. This is your opportunity to make a difference in the section and in the field of environmental and public policy dispute resolution! Nomination Information and Questionnaire


Association for Conflict Resolution 2017 Call for Nominations for Election

President-Elect, Section Director, Board of Directors

Each year, ACR seeks dedicated, energetic, enthusiastic, talented and knowledgeable members to become volunteer leaders as Board Directors and Officers. If you are such a member or know a member who qualifies, this is the time to consider becoming a candidate (or nominating someone) for a seat on the Board.

The deadline for receipt of Nominations for candidates shall be Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:00 PM (EDT). This date is final.

Nominations may be sent to admin@acrnet.org. Please put “2017 Elections” in the subject line. The date and time indicated in the email will be used to determine when received. Emails sent to any other email address will not be accepted.

Nominations can also be made in writing addressed to ACR Nominations Committee, 1639 Bradley Park Dr., Suite 500-142, Columbus, GA 31904. Nominations sent by mail must be received by Monday, May 15, 2017.

The deadline is final and will not be extended for any reason. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application information is set out below under the heading: “Each nomination must include:”

As provided in ACR’s Bylaws, the Nominations and Election Committee is soliciting nominations for the following positions who will be elected by voting members of ACR:

One President-Elect, who will serve a three-year term, commencing at the end of the 2017 Annual Conference, the first year as President-Elect, the second year as President and the third year as Immediate Past-President. To be eligible for election to this office a candidate must be a Member of ACR in good standing and must either serve currently on the Board or have served on the Board within the five years immediately preceding his or her nomination as President-Elect. Eligible candidates for this position are listed at the end of this notice.

One Sections Director who will serve a three -year term, commencing at the end of the 2017 Annual Conference. To be eligible for election as Sections Director, a person must be a Member of ACR in good standing, be at least eighteen years of age, have been a section chair or a member of a section council and will not have served on the Board for more than six consecutive years at the end of the term for which he or she is seeking election.

Four Director-at-Large who will each serve three-year terms, commencing at the end of the 2017 Annual Conference. To be eligible for election to the Board, a person must be a Member of ACR in good standing, be at least eighteen years of age and will not have served on the Board for more than six consecutive years at the end of the term for which they are seeking election. The current Directors are listed at the end of this notice. Those Directors whose term expires this year and who are eligible for re-election are also identified there.

The duties and qualifications for these positions, and the expected attributes of Directors, follow:

The President-Elect shall participate in the governance of ACR in a manner best calculated to serve as preparation for his or her term as President. The President-Elect shall (a) develop appropriate plans to facilitate the prompt and effective implementation of the Presidency when his or her term begins, to ensure leadership continuity for ACR; (b) shall carry out special assignments at the direction of the President, Executive Committee or Board of Directors; and (c) shall perform the duties of the President in the event of his or her absence or incapacity. If the office of President becomes vacant for any reason, the President Elect shall serve as President of ACR for the balance of that President’s term of office, as well as the term, which he or she would normally have served.

To qualify for President-Elect the individual shall either be a current member of the Board of Directors or shall have been a Board member within the five (5) years immediately preceding his/her nomination as President -Elect.

The Sections Director is the liaison between the Board and the members and leaders of ACR Sections. The Section leader participates in Board meetings and activities and communicates regularly with section leaders. The Sections Director is expected to commit sufficient time and effort to manage the policy oversight of ACR and engage in fundraising on its behalf, thus recognizing his or her dedicated effort to the ultimate success of ACR.

To qualify for Sections Director the Individual must have previously served in a leadership role in a Section.

At-large Directors are expected to commit sufficient time and effort to provide policy oversight of ACR and engage in fundraising on its behalf, thus recognizing the importance of their dedicated efforts to the ultimate success of ACR. Board members are expected to attend two virtual (2) Board meetings a month, serve on Committees, and act as a liaison to a Section.

As you consider nominating yourself or nominating another member, please review the following attributes of ACR Board members that reflect ACR’s core values and will enhance its effectiveness within all open positions. (and that will be considered by the Nominations Committee in the selection process for nominees for the Board, Sections Director and President-Elect):
• Demonstrated leadership commitment to and involvement with ACR. Examples include, but are not limited to, serving as chair, president or a member of a Section Advisory Council, Chapter Executive Committee, ACR Committee (such as the Annual Conference, Audit, Finance, Governance or Human Resources Committee), Task Force or Special Project.
• Relevant expertise in the disciplines of organizational or business management, preferably in similar professional or service organizations. Examples include, but are not limited to, long range planning, branding, component relations, fundraising, finance, conference planning, electronic and print communications, strategic partnerships and program evaluation.
• Enhance diversity within the Board, as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, and professional level. ACR seeks leaders who practice a variety of types of conflict resolution or who are from all sizes of conflict resolution organizations.
• Commitment to participate actively in the Board’s work, including (but not limited to) the national conference and Board meetings, as well as chairing at least one Committee, Task Force or Working Group. Typically, ACR Board members have devoted between 5 to 10 hours a week performing Board and committee business. In the recent past, Board meetings have taken place by bi-monthly conference calls and by an in-person meeting immediately preceding the national conference (held at the conference location). Historically, travel and other costs of attending in-person meetings have been at least partially reimbursable upon request.
• Provide financial support to the Annual Fund, special events and/or fundraising campaigns (consistent with one’s financial ability) and assist in other resource development activities.
• Demonstrate positive leadership attributes and emotional intelligence by working collaboratively and engaging in constructive debate and discussion when needed.
• Be a visionary and strategic thinker, with demonstrated ability and appreciation of new and innovative programs. Examples include, but are not limited to, incorporating strategy, leadership, future focus, risk taking and an entrepreneurial spirit.
• Have a collegial attitude and commitment toward all ACR members, including (but not limited to) an openness to new ideas, projects and strategies that support the mission of ACR, and a respect for and positive attitude toward the work of ACR, its Board and staff as well as its Sections, Chapters, Committees, Task Forces and Working Groups.

Each nomination must include:
1. the position for which it is being made;
2. the nominee’s contact information (including mail, e-mail addresses and phone numbers;
3. the contact information (mail, and email address and phone numbers) for the person submitting the Nomination; and
4. a brief statement (not exceeding 200 words) regarding the nominee’s eligibility and other qualifications for the position and addressing the attributes identified above, as well as any other information that might be relevant to the Nominating Committee’s consideration of the nominated individual, such as:
o service and leadership positions held in ACR and other organizations;
o special expertise and/or knowledge that would be useful for the position for which he or she is being nominated; and
o (if the Nomination is being made for someone else) whether the nominee has been asked, and has agreed, to serve if elected.
The deadline for receipt of Nominations for candidates shall be Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:00 PM (EDT). This date is final.

Nominations may be sent to admin@acrnet.org. Please put “2017 Elections” in the subject line. The date and time indicated in the email will be used to determine when received. Emails sent to any other email address will not be accepted. Nominations can also be made in writing addressed to ACR Nominations Committee, 1639 Bradley Park Dr., Suite 500-142, Columbus, GA 31904. Nominations sent by mail must be received by May 15, 2017.

For any other information about being a Director, please contact Cheryl Jamison, Executive Director at admin@acrnet.org or any present Director. You can find their contact information by clicking here.


Association for Conflict Resolution EPP Section Leadership Council

Call for Nominations

Leadership Positions Opening in Fall 2017
Nomination Deadline: TBD

Vacancies

The Environment and Public Policy Section (EPP) of the Association for Conflict Resolution serves its members through the efforts of dedicated individuals who comprise the Leadership Council.  The Leadership Council is comprised of two elected co-chairs, elected At-Large members and appointed Committee Chairs. One co-chair position and three At-Large seats on the Leadership Council will become vacant in the fall of 2016.  The Leadership Council is actively seeking candidates for these seats.  This is your opportunity to make a difference in the Section and in the field of Environmental and Public Policy dispute resolution!

Responsibilities

At-large members of the Leadership Council serve two-year terms.  Duties include:

  • Participating in monthly conference calls of 1.5 hours in length
  • Working on a committee (e.g., Conference Planning; Diversity & Equity; New Directions;  Professional Development & Member Services; or Communications)
  • Reflecting a commitment to ACR’s Diversity and Equity statement
  • Promoting EPP Section membership needs within ACR

Section Co-Chairs serve two-year overlapping terms, followed by a one-year Ex-Officio position. Co-Chairs are responsible for coordinating the activities of the Section as well as taking the lead in assessing the needs of the Section and its members, and charting the future direction of Section activities. Co-chairs appoint Committee Chairs and are the primary liaisons to the ACR board and staff.

EPP Election Principles

The EPP Section has established some principles regarding elections.  As a volunteer organization, we wish to capitalize on the interest and energy of section members. The Section’s goal is to seek candidates equal to the number of open positions. If candidates exceed positions, the Nominating Committee will seek to match candidates to additional opportunities to lead or be involved in the section. If, following this consultation, more than one person desires to serve in a specific position elections will proceed with more candidates than positions. Voting members also are free to write in the names of any EPP section member, in addition to, or instead of the names on the ballot.

For Further Information

If interested, please complete the Nominee Questionnaire and send it to Steve Smutko (steve.smutko@uwyo.edu), by Friday, August 5, 2016 for inclusion on the ballot.  Please limit your response to a total of 500 words for all questions combined.

EPP Section Leadership Council Nominee Questionnaire

**Please complete this questionnaire in no more than 500 words for all answers combined**

  1. What is your experience with serving on or working with ACR, or other ADR organizations, Sections, Chapters, Committees or on nonprofit boards of directors? Please describe some of your accomplishments in working with or serving on Boards.
  2. Why are you interested in volunteering with EPP?
  3. What is your experience with EPP work as a practitioner, trainer, researcher, etc?
  4. What skills and strengths would you bring to the EPP section? What do you like to do? (For example: conference or event planning, desktop publishing, communications/marketing, website development, fundraising, making connections with colleagues, financial, project management experience, herding cats, etc.)
  5. Please attach a short bio and two names (with phone numbers/email addresses) of people who are familiar with you, your background and your skills and experience.
  6. What else would you like the Nominating Committee to know about you?

2016 EPP Call for Nominations Questionnaire (Word version)