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Resources from the Leadership Succession Committee

Do you want to be on the 2013-15 ballot for office?
Carol J. Huston, chairperson, gave a presentation at the 21st International Nursing Research Congress on "Demystifying the Process" of being on the next ballot. View the presentation.

Positions Open for Nominations for the 2013-15 Biennium
Below is a table of the positions that are currently open for nominations for the 2013-15 Biennium. View a printable version as a PDF.

Submit a Nomination
If you know someone who might consider serving as a volunteer in the next biennium, please submit a nomination.


 Board of Directors Positions

Roles and Responsibilities

(2-year term as President-Elect and 2-year term as President)

  • The president-elect shall succeed into the presidency at the end of the term of office.
  • Learns the work of the president.
  • Represents president and STTI as needed.
  • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Corporate Audit and Accountability Committee.
  • Meets responsibilities of the Board of Directors.
 Vice President
(2-year term)
  • The vice president shall perform the duties of the president in the president's absence. In the event of the president vacating office during the term, the vice president shall succeed into the presidency until the House of Delegates meets.
  • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee.
  • Meets responsibilities of the Board of Directors.
(2-year term)
  • The secretary shall serve as the corporate secretary for the society and fulfill all duties authorized by the Board of Directors.
  • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee and as chair of the Board Leadership Development Committee if appropriate.
  • Ensures maintenance and accuracy of corporate minutes.
  • Establishes quorum at House of Delegates.
  • Files reports to the membership on behalf of the Board of Directors.
  • Acts as honorary chair of Convention Resolutions Committee and presents resolutions to House of Delegates.
  • Prepares official record of House of Delegates.
  • Follows up on official communication of House actions.
  • Meets all responsibilities of the Board of Directors.
(2-year term)
  • The treasurer shall be the corporate treasurer and fulfill all duties authorized by the Board of Directors.
  • Serves as key resource in matters of finance.
  • Reviews and monitors utilization of STTI financial resources.
  • Assumes corporate role in advising the Board regarding finance.
  • Provides oversight and recommendations for specialized areas of finance.
  • Reviews financial statements with the Board of Directors.
  • Recommends budget approvals, budget amendments and financial policy to the Board of Directors.
  • Presents the biennial budget and financial report to the House of Delegates.
  • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Corporate Audit and Accountability Committee.
  • Meets responsibilities of the Board of Directors.
Directors At Large (2)
(4-year term)
  • The directors shall provide expertise in policy governance, deliberate issues before the board and exercise and engage in decision making beneficial to the whole of STTI.
General responsibilities for board members
  • Prepares adequately for, attends and participates in board meetings.
  • Participates in conferences, biennial convention, telephone conference calls and other programs.
  • Works cooperatively with the executive.
  • Serves as appointed to various board committees, subcommittees and task forces.
  • Serves as representative and/or liaison of the board as appropriate.
  • Supports majority decisions.
  • Respects interest of all people served by the organization.
  • Keeps confidential information confidential.
  • Does not use the board for personal advantage or advantage of friends and supporters.
  • Focuses on the mission of STTI and not personal goals.
  • Follows through on what he/she agrees to do and meets timelines.
  • Is objective when making decisions, makes them on the basis of developments affecting STTI and nursing (ability to see the big picture).
  • Considers driving and restraining forces that affect the society's future.
  • Behaves in an ethical manner.
RCCC Chairperson
(2-year term)
  • The chairperson shall enhance and advance the vitality of chapters in fulfilling the purpose of the Society.
  • Establish and lead a vital and effective RCCC
  • Serve as a resource person and consultant to Regional Chapters Coordinators
  • Participate in the development and implementation of RCCC training
  • Serve as a member of the international board of directors and give an aggregate voice to what is happening with
    the society’s chapters
  • Serve as a liaison between STTI headquarters staff and the RCCC
  • When necessary work with chapters who are struggling
  • Serve as the Chair of the Chapter Key Award Judging Committee and other chapter awards as requested

General Qualifications for Office:

  • Active member involvement in STTI.
  • Knowledge and leadership experience in STTI and in program and chapter development are preferable.

Elected Committees

Roles and Responsibilities

Leadership Succession Committee
(10 Members: 2 members from previous
committee, 3 members for 4-year term and
5 members for 2-year term)
  • The Leadership Succession Committee shall develop members in leadership roles, select nominees and prepare the biennial ballot.
  • Educates members in and about organizational leadership roles.
  • Mentors members to assume organizational board and officer positions at all levels of the organization.
  • Prepares membership materials for nominations.
  • Assesses expertise and skill of those nominated.
  • Selects nominees and prepares the biennial ballot.
  • Reviews and amends campaign procedures and monitors+ campaigns.
  • Acts as a resource during delegate and convention briefings.
Governance Committee
(7 Members: 2 members from previous
committee, 2 members for 4-year term and
3 members for 2-year term)
  • The Governance Committee shall oversee Bylaws and eligibility issues.
  • Makes recommendations for Bylaws changes.
  • Oversees issues of member and chapter eligibility.
  • Acts as a resource for the organization on Bylaws and eligibility governance.
Regional Chapters Coordinators (20)
  • Serve as strategic leader among chapters in region in helping chapters pursue strategic directions of STTI.
    • Ensure alignment between international organization and chapters
      • Work with chapter health process
      • Work with struggling chapters
    • Communicate with chapters on a regular basis and foster connectivity between chapters within the
    •  Enhance the ability of chapters to incorporate the strategic directions and presidential call to action
    • Promote collaborative mechanisms
  • Lead Regional Committee
    • Establish a vital and effective Regional Committee and ensure a shared vision.
    • Develop cohesion within the Regional Committee.
    • Mentor members for future leadership development.
  • Serve as a member of Regional Chapters Coordinating Committee.
    • Serve as a vital and effective member of the RCCC.
    • Give an aggregate voice to what is happening with the society’s chapters within designated region.
    • Enact strategic plan to achieve biennial goals for designated region.
  • Judge or assign judgment of Chapter Awards as required:
    • Chapter Key Award
    • Showcase of Regional Excellence
Regional Coordinator Support
  • Regular teleconference calls with the RCCC and RCCC chair to discuss issues, share experiences and trends,
    and ask for advice;

  • RCCC chair is available for consultation;

  • Staff is available by phone and e-mail to answer questions;

  • Opportunity to consider hiring/obtaining personnel to take care of administrative tasks;

  • Appointment responsibility for at least 3 regional committee members to assist with the leadership of the

  • Annual regional financial allocations are provided by the Honor Society to defray costs of conducting business
    on behalf of the region;

  • Training in-person and virtually

  • Access to:

    • The RCCC workgroup to pose questions to fellow Regional Coordinators for advice, best-practice sharing between teleconference calls;

    • Statistics about regional trends in membership, chapter compliance, chapter activities as reported on the chapter annual report;

    • Face-to-face introductory and orientation meetings (usually two) at beginning of the biennium.


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