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Vice President of Special Interest Groups (SIGs)


The Vice President of Special Interest Groups oversees the chapter's special interest groups to ensure there are benefits to our membership.


TERM: 2 year


      Attend board meetings: 2 hours plus travel time (or by phone)

      Attending professional development committee meetings: 1-2 hours plus travel time

      Attend monthly chapter programs: 3 hours plus travel time

      Communicating with newsletter editor, individuals responsible for website, administrative office and committee members about routine issues: 2-4 hours


The Vice President, Special Interest Groups role will ideally be held by a current SIG Chair and rotate annually. This individual will be responsible for the supervision of all Special Interest Groups, as well as the VP’s specific interest group, and the recording and publishing of specified SIG program content to the Board and members. Ideally, a current SIG Chair should hold the position of Vice President, Special Interest Groups.

If there are no available current SIG Chairs to run for the position, the nominating committee will open position search to current chapter membership. It is highly desirable, but not required, that position rotates annually.

General Description:

      Supervises, coordinates, and implements Special Interest Group standards for all chapter

      SIGs in adherence with the Chapter Leadership Guide

      Coaches and mentors SIG chapter leaders in protocol, chapter representation, and programmatic themes

      Enforces attendance protocols and collects and maintains attendance histories

      Facilitates scheduling of SIG programs to interface with broader programming schedule ensuring advanced posting of events

      Coordinates with SIG leaders the recording and publishing of content of each SIG event to be available on a member’s only website page, and in newsletter summaries.

      Prospects and aides SIG chairs with venue considerations

      Participates directly, or via a designate, in monthly programs to actively promote SIG programs to both members and prospective members, with a target goal of attending 60% of the main chapter meetings


      Recruits and trains volunteers to support all SIGs


      Attends board meetings, chapter programs and regular committee meetings

      Represents the chapter professionally and ethically

      Participates in board and chapter meetings, ATD International Conference and ATD Chapter Leadership Conference (ALC)


      Possesses marketing and pubic relation skills

      Skilled in written and verbal communication, personal interaction and problem-solving

      Ability to plan, organize and execute activities as required by the position

      Ability to complete projects within established timeframes

      Ability to delegate tasks and monitor follow-through

      Ability to attract and lead committee members

      Time available to fully participate in chapter events

      National member of ATD and member in good standing of local chapter

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