Desired Characteristics for Speaker-elect and Members of the APhA Board of Trustees:
Nominees for Speaker-elect should possess at a minimum, the following characteristics:
- Leadership ability and knowledge about the profession
- Ability to commit the time required by the position
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Service as a Delegate to the APhA House of Delegates
- Prior experience as a Speaker or Chairman of a House of Delegates
- Involvement in a policy-making process
- Working knowledge of parliamentary procedure
- Ability to represent the APhA House of Delegates to the APhA Board of Trustees
- Volunteer leadership experience with APhA or related professional organizations
- Demonstrated ability to work as a team member
- Adherence to high ethical standards
- Ability to support majority decisions
- Ability to understand the impact of issues on the profession as a whole and across diverse practice settings
- Ability to recognize and willingness to abstain from participation on Board action that presents a conflict of interest
- General understanding of APhA Bylaws
- Working understanding of financial and business matters
- Employer of candidate is aware and supportive
Candidates for Speaker-elect:
Nominees for Speaker-elect must serve as a Delegate during the 2020 APhA House of Delegates and must be active (pharmacist) members of APhA.
Term of Office
The Speaker-elect is elected for a three-year term beginning the first year as Speaker-elect and then ascending to Speaker and Trustee during the remaining two years. The entire term for this position is three years, beginning the day after the close of the 2020 APhA Annual Meeting and concluding on the last day of the 2023 APhA Annual Meeting.
- Serves as an Officer of the APhA House of Delegates
- Assumes the office of APhA Speaker of the House and Trustee should the Speaker be unable to complete his/her term
- Assists the APhA Speaker in the direction of the APhA Policy Process, including but not limited to, participating in the APhA Policy and Policy Review Committee meetings and participating in the Academies' Joint Policy Standing Committee Meeting
- Serves as an Officer of the APhA House of Delegates
- Serves as a Delegate to the APhA House of Delegates
- Presides over the APhA House of Delegates
- Directs the APhA Policy Process, including but not limited to, participating in the APhA Policy and Policy Review Committee meetings and participating in the Academies' Joint Policy Standing Committee Meeting
- Appoints the APhA Policy Committee
- Appoints the APhA Policy Review Committee
- Appoints the APhA House of Delegates Committee on Nominations, Committee of Canvassers, and other House Committees
- Appoints the APhA House Rules Review Committee
- Serves as a Trustee and follows the duties/responsibilities of a Trustee
- Serves on assigned APhA Board Committee(s)
- Presides over all meetings of the Association and Board
- Appoints Association and Board Committee(s)
- Serves as the media spokesperson for APhA when needed
- Represents the Association at assigned national/state pharmacy and other healthcare organization meetings
The Speaker-elect should expect to spend at least 15 meeting and meeting preparation days serving APhA. Meetings and meeting preparation may be face-to-face, by telephone, or by e-mail – including the APhA Annual Meeting, APhA Policy Committee and Policy Review Committee meetings, the Academies Leadership Meeting (APhA Academies Joint Policy Standing Committees), and meetings of other national/state pharmacy and healthcare organizations as assigned. APhA reimburses for travel and hotel expenses associated with assigned meetings.
b. Speaker and APhA Trustee
The Speaker should expect to spend at least 30 meeting and meeting preparation days serving APhA. Meetings and meeting preparation may be face-to-face, by telephone, or by e-mail - including the APhA Policy and Policy Review Committee meeting, the Academies Leadership Meeting (APhA Academies Joint Policy Standing Committee), five Board meetings, committee meetings for at least one Board committee, the APhA Annual Meeting, and meetings of other national/state pharmacy and healthcare organizations as assigned. APhA reimburses for reasonable travel and hotel expenses associated with assigned meetings.
Disclosure and Confidentiality Statement:
The Association recognizes and applauds the interest of individuals to serve their profession and its organizations in a leadership capacity and welcomes their involvement. There are numerous opportunities for individuals to serve APhA whether it be in an elected, appointed, or volunteer capacity. For individuals wishing to serve in an elected capacity, the Association has a responsibility to its members to ensure that its elected officials can provide undivided loyalty to advancing the organization's strategic direction and growth. In accordance with APhA policy, each candidate for APhA Board of Trustees must complete a disclosure and confidentiality statement prior to being considered by the Committee on Nominations. These forms are submitted directly to APhA's Legal Counsel for review to ensure that candidates do not have a potential conflict of interest that would minimize their effectiveness as a member of the APhA Board of Trustees if it could not be appropriately managed. The information submitted will be handled in a confidential manner through APhA's Legal Counsel and follow the Association's policy and procedures for Conflicts of Interest. Questions related to this policy should be directed to Steven Benson, APhA Legal Counsel at email@example.com.
**Upon receipt of this completed application, you will be directed to review the APhA Conflict of Interest Policy and complete the Disclosure and Confidentiality Statement.**
Selection as Speaker-elect:
As Speaker-elect, your first duty will be to attend the APhA Academies Leadership Meeting (April or May, 2020, in Washington, DC). Information regarding travel arrangements will be provided to you at the conclusion of the final session of the House of Delegates.