President

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Policy

The President is the chief executive officer of ConnAPA and is responsible for the overall management and policy oversight of the Academy.

The President is elected by the general membership as the President-elect the year prior to taking office as President. She/he shall chair and be a voting member of the Board of Directors. She/he must be a Fellow member in good standing of AAPA and ConnAPA.

If the position of President becomes vacant, the vacancy will be filled in accordance with the by-laws.

Responsibilities

The President’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Uphold and enforce all ConnAPA by-laws, policies, and procedures.
  2. Establish agendas for and attend all Board of Directors meetings.
  3. Preside over all business meetings of ConnAPA and its Board of Directors.
  4. Provide a written report of the year’s activities two weeks prior to the annual meeting of the organization with an account of the activities of the Board for the past year.
  5. Submit in writing any resolution recommendations to the AAPA House of Delegates to the Board of Directors at the meeting closest to the AAPA’s annual conference.
  6. Mentor the President Elect.
  7. Keep membership informed of programs and pertinent information through appropriate means of communication.
  8. Stay informed on state, regional and national issues relevant to the profession.
  9. Establish and monitor the goals and objectives of ConnAPA.
  10. Support legislative endeavors, including attending fundraisers, writing letters and making contacts regarding proposed and pending legislation.
  11. Write a “President’s Message” article for each edition of ConnAPA’s newsletter.
  12. Submit all requested AAPA paperwork.
  13. In consultation with the Board of Directors, designate chairs for all standing committees.
  14. In consultation with the Board of Directors, establish any ad hoc committees and designate chairs.
  15. Serve as ex-officio member of all standing’ committees.
  16. Participate actively on the Financial Committee especially on the planning of the annual budget.
  17. Assign charges in support of strategic directions to all committees.
  18. Represent ConnAPA to outside organizations and the media.
  19. Attend AAPA Leadership Retreat/Strategic Planning Sessions.
  20. Attend applicable AAPA national and regional meetings.

Competencies

  1. Knowledge of how to effectively run board meeting including a keen sense of diplomacy and ability to facilitate discussion.
  2. Strong dedication to the profession.
  3. Excellent communication skills including the ability to speak in public forums.
  4. Ability to lead, including ability to motivate others and delegate responsibility and tasks to others.
  5. Excellent organizational skills.
  6. Multi-tasking skills.
  7. Timeliness and accuracy in completing projects.

Time Commitment

  1. This is the second of a three year commitment to ConnAPA Past President being the third year.
  2. The President may be required to spend long hours in preparation of meeting agendas, reviewing pertinent documents, communicating via mail and e-mail other Board members and Committee Chairs.
  3. This position may require travel long distances and participation in daytime, evening and weekend meetings.
  4. The President must be willing to attend all Board meetings and conference calls.
  5. The President must be available to attend Committee meetings at the request of the Committee Chair.
  6. The President may be required to represent ConnAPA at meetings and functions at the request of other parties.

Annual Calendar

July/August
  • Convene new Board of Directors and Committee Chairs to establish goals for upcoming program year. Register and make travel arrangements for CCOW, and work with Legislative Committee to schedule legislative appointments. Coordinate agenda for and attend Board of Directors meeting.
September
  • Attend CCOW, fall CME. Coordinate agenda for and attend Board of Directors meeting.
October
  • Submit report and follow-up on CCOW. Coordinate agenda for and attend Board of Directors meeting.
November
  • Coordinate agenda for and attend Board of Directors meeting.
December
  • Coordinate agenda for and attend Board of Directors meeting.
January
  • Make preliminary arrangements for the next leadership meeting and approve at BOD meeting; submit nominee for the next President-Elect; coordinate agenda for and attend Board of Directors meeting.; make arrangements to meet with new President-Elect of ConnAPA; register to attend AAPA HOD (if attending as an alternate or otherwise); draft and dispatch thank you notes to corporate sponsors; follow up on leadership and strategic planning information and ideas.
February
  • Coordinate agenda for and attend Board of Directors meeting; discuss with CME Chair needs for Charter Oak Conference.
March
  • Coordinate agenda for and attend Board of Directors meeting. Attend Charter Oak Conference (COC).
April
  • Coordinate agenda for and attend Board of Directors meeting. Attend COC.
May
  • Budget planning; meet with new President-Elect; coordinate agenda for and attend Board of Directors meeting.
June
  • Attend formal recognition for outgoing President – passing the gavel; complete transition planning with outgoing President to ensure continuity; submit incoming President article for ConnAPA Newsletter; Coordinate agenda for and attend Board of Directors meeting.