AADE is committed to shaping the future of the profession of diabetes educators and the delivery of diabetes management and education in the rapidly evolving healthcare environment. It’s critical that AADE ensures we have strong leaders in place. I truly believe that OUR future is now. We have a powerful opportunity to direct our profession and the future of diabetes educators!
Have you considered serving our organization as a national leader? AADE’s Board of Directors is comprised of diverse and strong leaders who set the strategic direction and vision of our organization. Are you one of those leaders?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you have the desire to impact the future of the profession of diabetes educators?
- Do you have the strategic thinking skills to guide our organization in fulfilling its mission and vision?
- Have you served in your LNG and/or CB? Have you been engaged with a COI? Have you served on a national committee?
- Have you been an active member of AADE for at least 3 years?
If you answered YES to these important questions, then you have what it takes to be a member of AADE’s Board of Directors! There are currently 4 positions open, each for a 3-year term.
If you aspire to serve as AADE President or Treasurer one day, the first step on that path is to serve on the Board of Directors, as AADE Officers must serve on the Board of Directors immediately prior to running for these positions.
In addition to serving on the Board, there are opportunities to serve on the Nominating Committee. Four positions are open, each for a one-year term. Members of the Nominating Committee determine the slate of candidates for the Board of Directors. They must have:
- A wide network of diverse colleagues
- Skills to identify and cultivate leaders
- An in-depth understanding of the needs of the organization, and a knowledge of the skillset that is needed to serve on the Board of Directors
And there’s one more opportunity!
If you’ve been involved with your LNG, CB or a COI and you’re ready to enhance your engagement with AADE’s Member Affiliates Council, then consider running for the AADE Member Affiliates Liaison. This position will serve a two-year term on the national Board of Directors, and it is an excellent opportunity to develop and showcase your leadership skills.
Please Consider Running! AADE Needs YOU at this critical and exciting juncture!
As 2016 AADE President and Chair of the 2017 Nominating Committee, my service to AADE has been an extremely gratifying and enriching experience. The governance structure in place allows all voices to be heard, and all decisions are made with the highest level of consideration to fulfill the mission of AADE. We are all leaders in our day-to-day positions. Please consider expanding and using your skills to support AADE and create a solid future for growth. I guarantee you won’t regret the experience.
What’s your next step?
YOU can shape the future. Step up and step forward for an AADE Leadership Position!
Don’t wait! Applications available online through February 28, 2017.