Evolution of the AMCP Election Process
In July 2021, the AMCP Board of Directors convened a Task Force to 1) identify, cultivate, and recruit a competency-based and diverse leadership to advance AMCP’s organizational performance, 2) purposely identify key competencies, background, and context to advance AMCP’s organizational strategy, and 3) create a framework to advance an AMCP Leadership Development Program.
The Board Task Force worked diligently over the last two years with AMCP members, volunteers, and staff to gather input and feedback into the process.
The Task Force recommended to the AMCP Board:
1) Rename the Nominating Committee to the Leadership Development Committee (LDC) and define the composition.
2) Align the Board competencies with AMCP’s needs and demographically balance gender, diversity, and practice type/setting for selecting Directors and Officers.
3) Change the election methodology to eliminate contested elections which limit the ability to ensure appropriate competencies and diversity.
- In July 2022, the Board approved the Task Force recommendations; to implement the changes:
- Revisions to the AMCP’s Bylaws language in alignment with relevant laws and regulations governing non-profit corporations were made.
- A 90-day comment period for review and feedback for AMCP voting members, from October 27, 2022, to January 25, 2023.
- The Bylaws revisions and AMCP voting member comments were presented to the Board for approval on February 8, 2023.
- Revision to AMCP’s Operational Policies and Procedures Manual to align the Bylaws language changes and Task Force recommendations were presented to the Board for approval on March 21, 2023.
- The Board approved the appointments of the new Leadership Development Task Force to develop a slate of candidates for the 2024 Election Cycle.
- In February 2023, the Board Task Force gathered feedback from the Board, Committee, Affiliate, and Foundation leaders at the Winter Leadership meeting to develop an AMCP Leadership Program.