2020-2021 Nominating Information

2020-2021 Nominating Information and Leadership Opportunities

NALP values and seeks a diverse leadership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of sex, actual or perceived gender, age, race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, parental, marital, domestic partner, civil union, military, or veteran status.


THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION MATERIALS WAS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020.  The new application cycle will open in Fall 2021.

Contact a member of the Nominating Committee here.
View all position descriptions as a PDF here.
Review the Competencies of Effective NALP Leaders here.
Review the Board Directives to the Nominating Committee here.

Read articles from the 2020-2021 Nominating Committee Leadership Team on the Nominating Committee Process:
August 2020: NALP's Nominating Process Evolves - NALP Needs You!
September 2020: Looking for Inspiration: A Call for NALP Nominations

Read an article from NALP's Vice-President of Finance on inclusion, service to NALP, and the Vice-President for Finance role.
August 2020: Inclusion Through the Financial Lens

Click here to read complete position descriptions, details, qualifications and requirements for each position; review FAQs about the nominating process; watch videos about the nominating process and individual positions; and connect with NALP members who have previously served in these positions. 

President Elect/President/Immediate Past President
Vice-President for Finance
Regional Representative
Nominating Committee Member
Conference Planning Coordinator

View all position descriptions as a PDF here.

Pursuing NALP Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

Video Series on the Nominating Committee Process - Click here to watch a series of videos on NALP's YouTube channel on the Nominating Committee process and serving as a NALP leader.

Watch a Webinar on Pathways to NALP Leadership (login required) - The recording from this November 16, 2015 webinar provides an overview of the slated and elected leadership roles within NALP, including President-Elect, Vice President for Member Services, and Director. You will also learn about the nomination, slating, and election processes and how NALP members can become engaged in these professional development and leadership opportunities.


Read articles from the 2019-2020 Nominating Committee Leadership Team on the Nominating Committee Process:
October 2019:  Ask Not What NALP Can Do For You . . .
November 2019:  A Call to Action - Time to Nominate Yourself or a Colleague

Read articles from the 2018-2019 Nominating Committee Leadership Team on the Nominating Committee Process:

November 2018: Great Leadership for NALP Starts with You
October 2018: Now Is a Great Time to Think about NALP Leadership

Read articles from the 2017-2018 Nominating Committee Leadership Team on the Nominating Committee Process:
November 2017: Call for Nominations - Words of Wisdom
October 2017: Let's Ensure Inspiring Leadership for NALP
October 2017: The Regional Resource Council: An Important Part of NALP’s DNA

Read articles from 2016-2017 Nominating Committee Chair LeaNora Ruffin on the Nominating Committee Process:
November 2016: It's GO TIME!
October 2016: On Your Mark, Get Set, Decide to Lead
September 2016: Perspectives on Leadership: Getting into Position

Read articles from 2015-2016 Nominating Committee Chair Diane Downs on the Nominating Committee Process:
November 2015: Call for Nominations — Will You Be NALP’s Next Vice-President for Member Services and Education or Serve in Another Important Role?
September 2015: Who Are These NALP Volunteers and What Do They Do?

Article:  "The Story of Two NALP Vice-Presidents - Is a VP Role in Your Future?" - In the October 2013 Bulletin Karen Britton summarizes a conversation with the two current Vice-Presidents and how being in the role has enhanced their personal and professional development.
Article: "S.A.V.E. Time to Become Engaged with NALP" from the August 2013 Bulletin encourages members to become involved through Slated, Appointed, Volunteer, and Elected leadership roles.
Audio File: Listen to the audiofile (in MP3 format) of 2013's Nominating Committee Call on Board Opportunities held November 19, 2013 with NALP’s Immediate Past President Charlotte Wager, Vice-President for Member Services and Education Marilyn Drees, and Director Vic Massaglia.
Article: Read an article from the December 2012 Bulletin from a prior Officer on the benefits and rewards of NALP volunteer service.

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