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Candidate Guidelines for the Offices of Chairman-Elect, Governor and Nominating Committee Positions

Please carefully review these guidelines before applying for a position. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or jnolan@ache.org.

This document serves as a guide to individuals interested in pursuing service on the ACHE Board of Governors or on the Nominating Committee. These guidelines provide a chronological overview of the process as well as instructions for submitting an application and letters of support.

A candidate for the office of Chairman-Elect, Governor, or Nominating Committee must be an active Fellow of ACHE. (For a definition of "active" status, see Regulations (PDF), Article IV, Section 6, (a).) (If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here.)

Questions concerning these guidelines may be directed to Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or jnolan@ache.org.

Call for Applications/Meeting Notice #1

DECEMBER

  • Open positions (positions to be slated) and the first meeting of the Nominating Committee are promoted in the Chapter newsletter's, winter edition, published December through March.
  • Open positions are posted on ache.org.

JANUARY

  • Open positions/the first Nominating Committee meeting are promoted in the January/February and March/April issues of Healthcare Executive magazine.
  • Open positions/the first Nominating Committee meeting are promoted in the January Report to Regents mailing.
  • Open positions/the first Nominating Committee meeting are promoted in ACHe-news.
  • Applications to serve will only be accepted between January 1 and the July 15 deadline. (See July 15 entry for information on submitting an application to serve.)

Nominating Committee Meeting #1 (Congress meeting)

MARCH

  • Open positions are promoted in the Chapter newsletter's, spring edition, published March through June.
  • Open positions are promoted in ACHe-news.
  • The Nominating Committee Chairman meets with the Board of Governors to hear the Board's view on the type of leadership necessary for the future. It is the policy of the Board of Governors that members of the Board will not support any candidate for the offices of Chairman-Elect or Governor.
  • The ACHE president/CEO meets with the Nominating Committee to share input on the type of leadership necessary for the future.
  • The Nominating Committee holds an Open Session to:
    1. Hear ACHE members' views regarding the type of leadership needed for the future.
    2. Conduct an orientation for potential candidates to answer questions regarding the process.
  • The Nominating Committee holds a closed session to review member input. All deliberations of the Nominating Committee are confidential.
  • Candidates are prohibited from directly contacting members of the Board of Governors and the Nominating Committee.

Call for Applications/Meeting Notice #2

MAY

  • Open positions are promoted in the May/June issue of Healthcare Executive magazine.
  • Open positions are promoted in the May Report to Regents mailing.
  • Open positions are promoted in ACHe-news.

Candidate Application Deadline

JULY 15

  • Postmark deadline for applications

    Candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor should submit an application to serve, a copy of the candidate's resume, and up to 10 letters of support (that should be sent by the candidate) to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, ACHE, 1 N. Franklin St., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-4425. Candidates for the Nominating Committee should only submit a letter of self-nomination and a copy of their resume. No applications will be accepted after the July 15 postmark deadline. Materials can also be sent via email to jnolan@ache.org or faxed to (312) 424-2828. All candidates will be listed in the Member Center of ache.org under the heading "Declared Candidates." Any candidate not listed by July 31 should contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or jnolan@ache.org.

Nominating Committee Meeting #2

SEPTEMBER

  • The Nominating Committee will meet to determine which candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed in person on the last Thursday in October. All candidates will be notified in writing of the committee's decision by September 30.

Nominating Committee Meeting #3

LAST THURSDAY IN OCTOBER

  • Members of the Board of Governors may contact the Chairman of the Nominating Committee to provide confidential input on the candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor.
  • The Nominating Committee will interview each invited candidate for the offices of Chairman-Elect and Governor in person. Each interview will begin with an opening statement by the candidate not to exceed 10 minutes in length for Governor candidates and 15 minutes in length for Chairman-Elect candidates. The interview will last no more than 20 minutes for Governor candidates and 30 minutes for Chairman-Elect candidates.
  • Candidates will be reimbursed for reasonable, actual travel expenses incurred within policy guidelines.
  • The slate is selected by vote of the Nominating Committee.
  • Every candidate for Chairman-Elect, Governor and Nominating Committee will be contacted in person or by phone by a member of the Nominating Committee and informed of the committee’s decision.
  • All deliberations of the Nominating Committee are confidential.

Announcement of the Slate

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

  • Memos are sent to the Board of Governors and Council of Regents announcing the slate.
  • The slate is announced in ACHe-news and posted on ache.org.

JANUARY

  • The slate is announced in the January/February issue of Healthcare Executive magazine.

Council of Regents Meeting

MARCH

  • The slate is listed in the Council of Regents agenda book (mailed to Regents one month before meeting) as the report of the Nominating Committee.
  • For the office of Chairman-Elect only, the candidate makes a speech to the Council of Regents, not to exceed five minutes in length, before the Regents vote on the slate.
  • The Council votes on the slate.
  • Newly elected Chairman-Elect, Governors and members of the Nominating Committee are recognized at the March Council of Regents Meeting.


Application to Serve as Chairman-Elect or Governor

The application to serve as Chairman-Elect or Governor consists of a letter declaring your desire to serve and a brief document—not to exceed eight double-spaced typed pages—that answers the following questions:

  1. Please list your qualifications to serve as a Governor or Chairman-Elect of ACHE. Place special emphasis on your service to ACHE as an elected official (e.g., Regent, Chapter President), committee appointee (at both the local and national levels), mentor, recruiter, etc. Also highlight any other experience you have serving associations at the local, state and national level.
  2. Given the healthcare environment today, how would you plan to maintain and enhance ACHE's position of leadership?
  3. How would you help implement ACHE's current strategic plan?
  4. How will the responsibilities and time requirements of serving as a Chairman Officer/Governor for three years fit with your personal and professional commitments? Is your health status compatible with the demands of the office?
  5. Do you have any other thoughts regarding ACHE, its current activities or its future?

The application to serve, a copy of the candidate's resume, and up to 10 letters of support (that should be sent directly to the candidate and then he or she should send them to ACHE) must be postmarked no later than July 15 and sent to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, ACHE, 1 N. Franklin St., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3424. Since these materials must be reproduced, bound copies will not be accepted. Materials can also be sent via email to jnolan@ache.org or faxed to (312) 424-2828.