Nominations for ABCT Officers: Get in on Choosing the Leaders
Christopher Martell, Chair, Leadership and Elections Committee
We are approaching the nominations period for ABCT’s elected leadership positions. Profession al organizations are as strong as their members’ participation.
ABCT belongs to all of us and the selection of leaders represents the single most important task that members accomplish. Please take ownership of your association and participate in the leadership selection process. Make this the year you
guide your professional home and make a contribution by running for office or take an active role in selecting our leaders. If you ask members who have previously served in a leadership role in ABCT why they participated,
they all share similar reasons for participating in the leadership: they wanted to make a difference, and they did. Will you or someone you know run for office? In addition to the inherent satisfaction achieved
from contributing to ABCT, you have the opportunity to develop new friendships while reconnecting with old ones.
This coming year we need nominations for two elected positions: President-Elect and Representative-at-Large. Those members who receive the most nominations will appear on the ballot. In April, members in
good standing vote for the candidates of their choice to serve for 3 years. The President-Elect serves in that function from 2014-2015, then as President from 2015-2016, and then as Past President from 2016-2017.
Each representative serves as a liaison to one of the branches of the association. The representative position up for 2014 election will serve as the liaison to the Membership Issues Coordinator. The Coordinator works
with a wide variety of committees devoted to membership and membership services. These include the Membership Committee; Committee on Student Members; Leadership and Elections; List Serve; the Clinical Directory and Referral Issues, which just revamped
our on-line referral network, Find a CBT Therapist; Social Networking Media Committee, responsible for our Facebook page; and our ever-growing Special Interest Groups Committee. This representative serves a crucial role working with the
Coordinator to ensure these committees have clear job descriptions that are in keeping with the ABCT mission statement and keep the Board updated on their activities throughout the year. All full members in good standing are eligible to be nominated,
and there is no limit to the number of members you can nominate for any of the positions.
Electioneering starts at the Annual Convention. So if you are interested in running for office, or if you have a candidate in mind, start the campaign now with the nominations and go to the Annual Convention and start making your case to the electorate.
How to Nominate: Three Ways
- Mail the form to the ABCT office (attn. Christopher Martell, Ph.D., Leadership & Elections Chair, ABCT, 305 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001)
- Fill out the nomination form by hand and fax it to the office at 212-647-1865
- Fill out the nomination form by hand, scan the form, save as a PDF file, and email the PDF as an attachment to email@example.com
The nomination form with your original signature is required, regardless of how you get it to us.
Good governance requires participation of the membership. ABCT needs you participation to insure good governance and to continue to thrive as an organization.
2014 Call for Nominations
Every nomination counts! Encourage colleagues to run for office or consider running yourself. Nominate as many full members as you like for each office. The results will be tallied and the names of those individuals who receive the
most nominations will appear on the election ballot next April. Only those nomination forms bearing a signature and postmark on or before February 1, 2014, will be counted.
Nomination acknowledges an individual's leadership abilities and dedication to behavior therapy and/or cognitive therapy, empirically supported science, and to ABCT. When completing the nomination form, please take into consideration
that these individuals will be entrusted to represent the interests of ABCT members in important policy decisions in the coming years. Contact the Leadership and Elections Chair for more information about serving ABCT or to get
more information on the positions.
Please complete, sign, and send this nomination form to Christopher Martell, Ph.D., Leadership & Elections Chair, ABCT, 305 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001.
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