Board Nomination Process
About the Board of Directors
The CTAT Board is comprised of 19 members and meets twice per year. The Board consists of the President, President-Elect, Past President, Finance Chair as well as two Directors nominated and elected by members of the Active Instructional member class and 12 Directors nominated and elected by members of CTAT's 12 regional Areas.
Who is the ideal board candidate?
A strong candidate has demonstrated leadership ability within CTAT and the CTE community. When board members take office, the primary responsibilities include the duty of loyalty to the organization, the duty of care when making decisions as a steward of the organization and duty of obedience to be faithful to the organization's mission and to support decisions made by the board. Candidates should have experience with strategic planning and analyzing financial statements and be easily approachable for members and fellow volunteer leaders.
What do board volunteers do?
Board members are responsible for strategically thinking, planning and evaluating on behalf of the association. While association staff and volunteers typically execute programs, the board is responsible for envisioning the program, setting their direction and evaluating them for progress and success. As leaders, board members help set direction for CTAT.
What do board volunteers get in return for their service?
Previous board members have expressed the value of board service as professional and personal growth, including: the opportunity to meet, work with and learn from fellow leaders; the chance to share their own knowledge, expertise and training; and relationships with new friends and lifelong mentors.
How much time does board service require?
Board members must be willing to invest time in preparing for and participating in board meetings twice per year and additionally as needed for in-depth strategic planning. Board members are expected to attend CTAT's two annual conferences and serve as a board liaison to fellow members either in an instructional council or regional area.
Can I nominate myself?
Yes, members may nominate themselves for board service.
CTAT sends a call for nominations in December each year. Nominated members will be asked to supply more information to the nominating committee. The committee will review nominations based on the criteria and may interview finalists in January. The committee will recommend candidates for the slate for review and approval by the Board at the January/February Board meeting.
Who can answer other questions that I have?
For more information about the nominating process or about nominating criteria, contact CTAT Executive Director Robin Painovich at 512-288-8666.