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The President-Elect assists the Chapter President in the performance of chapter management duties, automatically succeeding to president.  Participates in the recruitment of board members to lead the chapter in the succeeding year.


TERM: 3 years (Year 1 - President-Elect, Year 2 - President, Year 3 - Past President)


  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours plus travel time
  •  Assisting president, learning chapter operations, developing board for coming year: 10-15 hour
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 3 hours plus travel time
  • Communicating with administrative office and other board members about routine issues: 2-4 hours



  • Assumes duty of President when he/she is absent from board/chapter meetings
  • Assists the President with chapter organization and management, clarifying board/committee responsibilities and encouraging the best use of chapter resources
  • Supports the President in overseeing sound financial status of chapter by monitoring monthly budget reports
  • Works with President to establish productive relationships with ATD affiliates and chapter member companies


  • Leads succession planning to include recruiting new board members, managing the chapter's succession process, and chairing the nominating committee
  •  Succeeds to President upon expiration of President's term or upon resignation, incapacity or death of President, assumes duties of President when absent from board meetings or chapter functions


  • Monitors/reports results of needs assessments and satisfaction surveys and conveys member suggestions to board and membership.  Uses results to support strategic planning and goal-setting for succeeding year
  • Leads the chapter's vision, mission a direction planning at annual transition meeting, and is prepared to communicate and gain chapter commitment


  • Leads the chapter awards committee in identifying candidates for local and national recognition, assuring proper ward nomination documentation is submitted


  • Attends and participates in monthly board meetings, chapter meetings, ATD International Conference and ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC)
  • Participates in other chapter events, committee meetings and conferences as available
  • Represents chapter professionally and ethically in all business functions/organizational activities
  • Participates in the development and implementation of short-tem and long-term strategic planning for the chapter


  • Effective verbal communication, leadership, diplomacy, personal interaction, problem-solving and meeting management
  • Ability to lead committee, delegate tasks and monitor progress
  • Ability to build, motivate and lead a team of volunteers
  • Ability to plan, organize and evaluate chapter activities
  • Demonstrated experience in budget design and accountability desired
  • Demonstrate ability to manage projects
  •  Time available to fully participate in chapter and board meetings and represent the chapter regionally and nationally
  • National member of ATD and member in good standing of local chapter 
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