Show your commitment to the value of the American Evaluation Association and help to shape its future! You may nominate yourself or a committed AEA colleague. This year we will elect three Board Members-at-large and a President-Elect. Nominating candidates for office is a valuable service to the Association and your thoughtful participation in this process is greatly appreciated.
AEA Town Hall: Pathways to AEA Leadership
In an effort to encourage broad engagement in AEA leadership, we will be spotlighting the Nominations process with the support of the Nominations and Elections Working Group and AEA Leadership. We are excited to launch into our 2021 nominations and elections processes and invite anyone who is interested to join us! No previous leadership experience in AEA is necessary. Watch here.
Any AEA member (international as well as national) may serve on the AEA Board. The Board Members serve three-year terms, beginning January 1, 2022 and attend three or four in-person Board meetings a year. Each Board member regularly participates in the work of the Board through attendance at Board meetings, active participation in the work of the Board, ongoing email communications, liaising with Board Task Forces, and other Board-focused volunteer groups as assigned. The Board follows the Policy Governance governing system.
Expenses for the first two in-person yearly Board meetings not held in conjunction with the annual conference are reimbursable. The third meeting coincides with the annual meeting and reimbursement is limited to the two additional nights' hotel and food expenses needed to attend the Board meeting.
It is preferred that nominees for the office of President-Elect have previous experience on the AEA Board. Only an AEA member based in the United States may serve as President. The President must preside over all Board meetings unless otherwise stated. The tenure of the President is as follows:
1st year President-Elect
2nd year President
3rd year Past-president and Secretary
The President shall be the Chief Governing Officer (CGO) of the Association and shall preside at all business meetings, serve as Chair of the Board of Directors, and set the strand theme for the annual conference. The President is an ex-officio member of all Working Groups and Topical Interest Groups of the Association. The President shall have all the general powers and duties vested in the office, including the power to appoint Board Task Forces, other advisory groups, and individuals as deemed appropriate to assist in the conduct of the affairs of the Association. Board Task Forces and other advisory groups or individuals requiring additional expenditure of Association funds are subject to approval via a vote of the Board.
Requirements for All Candidates
When reviewing nominations for candidates, the Nominations & Elections Working Group considers the following information:
Proposed candidates must agree to be fully available for Board work during their term. More specifically, each candidate will be asked to sign a letter of agreement stipulating his/her/their:
Nominees for President-Elect should recognize that their role requires a great deal of time, creative energy, and focus. Nominees should also have the following skills sets:
AEA and the Leadership Team are committed to nourishing and broadening diversity in the governance of the association. As stated in the AEA bylaws, "It is the policy of the American Evaluation Association to actively seek diversity across the Board and all committees, Task Forces, and other advisory groups, and individuals." Particular attention is paid to adequate representation and balance according to the following criteria:
View current Board composition here.
The Submission Process
Think broadly and consider candidates both within the United States and around the world. All nominations should be sent as a single packet, or emailed file, to the AEA office.
Submit COMPLETED applications to the AEA office on or before August 27, 2021 by 11:59 pm EST to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each nomination submission should contain:
Letters of Support
Nominations must include at least 1 (up to 5) letter of support sent with the packet or under separate cover. Letters of support may not come from current sitting members of the AEA Board of Directors or members of the Nominations/Elections Working Groups. Send all materials (including letters of support) in one packet via email to email@example.com or via land mail to AEA, 2001 K Street NW, 3rd Floor North, Washington, DC 20006 on or before September 29, 2021.
The bylaws require the Nominations and Elections Working Group, with Board approval, to submit to the membership the names of only two candidates for each open position. There is no guarantee that a nominee will be placed on the ballot. Reminder: If you are nominating someone, please obtain the nominee's permission.
If you have questions about the nominations and elections process, please contact the 2021 Nominations and Elections Working Group Co-Chairs, Anne Vo and Leslie Goodyear via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for participating in the health and life of the Association.