ASHRM Committees & Task Forces seeking volunteers for 2017
2018 Call for Volunteers is Now Open
Share your expertise, network with colleagues and enhance your CV by volunteering with ASHRM. Current members are encouraged to find out more about contributing their time and skills to a committee or task force that suits their interests and experience. Volunteers play a very important role by participating on a committee or task force; providing thoughtful input to deliberations; and focusing on the best interests of ASHRM’s membership while working toward accomplishing our goals. ASHRM could not be such a success without our great, dedicated volunteers.
Fortunately, we have many gracious volunteers and we do require that those appointed are able to participate on a regular basis. Appointments to committees and task forces are for a two-year term, beginning Jan.1, 2018.
ASHRM's 2018 committees and task forces:
- Advocacy Task Force
- Annual Conference Committee
- ASHRM Social Media Team
- Bylaws Committee
- Chapter Leadership Task Force
- Education Development Task Force
- Educational Scholarship Task Force
- Forum News Task Force
- New Member Task Force
- Patient Safety Task Force
- Physician and Advanced Practice Providers Task Force
- Professional Ethics Committee
The deadline for application submissions is 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, July 21, 2017.
Advocacy Task Force
Committee members serve as subject matter experts for federal legislative and regulatory issues of importance to ASHRM members. They will make recommendations for the advocacy agenda to the Board and implement advocacy plan.
Timeframe/Commitment: Beginning in January 2018, approximately several hours per month will be required to research issues by conference call or email; knowledge of legislative and/or policy issues is helpful.
Annual Conference Committee
Committee members develop the program content for the 2018 Annual Conference.
Timeframe/Commitment: Mandatory face-to-face planning meeting will be held during February 2018; additional work to be done by conference call and email, including follow-up with speakers; on-site responsibilities at 2018 Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Committee members will review and revise the bylaws under the direction and guidance of the ASHRM Board of Directors.
Timeframe/Commitment: Beginning January 2018, work may be completed in a single phone call; if changes are needed or requested by the Board, additional calls and online work will be necessary.
Chapter Leadership Task Force
Task Force members develop and implement plans to create a mutually beneficial and supportive relationship between ASHRM and its affiliated chapters. Tasks include developing and delivering the chapter leader workshop at the Annual Conference, hosting chapter leader webinars and possibly developing other chapter resources and communications.
Timeframe/Commitment: Work will begin in January 2018.
Members are required to 1) be currently serving on an ASHRM chapter board of directors OR 2) have served on a chapter board within the past two years.
Education Development Task Force
Task force leads the development, implementation and evaluation of ASHRM’s virtual educational programs designed to meet member needs, in alignment with ASHRM’s educational strategy and curriculum map. Timeframe/Commitment: Work begins in January 2018 by conference call/email. Task force members will have additional work outside of the monthly conference calls.
Educational Scholarship Task Force
Committee will advise on the activities for ASHRM Academy and the ASHRM Annual Conference Scholarship.
Timeframe/Commitment: Evaluate applicants and select recipients in January 2018 and July 2018.
Forum News Task Force
Task Force members solicit, write, review and edit articles for the Forum.
Timeframe/Commitment: Work will begin January 2018; strong writing and editing skills desired; must be able to follow established timeline and meet deadlines.
New Member Task Force
Task force members agree to contact approximately 10 new members per month to welcome them to ASHRM and answer questions new members may have about ASHRM membership. Contact is typically made via phone, using email as a backup.
Timeframe/Commitment: Work will begin in January 2018. Task force members are expected to check-in monthly with new members and participate in monthly conference calls.
Patient Safety Task Force
Develop and implement strategies and tactics to enhance ASHRM’s relevance in the patient safety arena to achieve the goals outlined in ASHRM’s strategic plan.
Timeframe/commitment: Timeframe/commitment: Work to begin in January 2018 and work will be conducted by conference call on a projected monthly basis, but may vary in frequency based on deliverables/program needs
Physician and Advanced Practice Providers Task Force
To identify strategic actions, areas of interest and engagement opportunities that ASHRM may utilize to support physicians and advanced practice providers in the risk management community.
Professional Ethics Committee
To review the conflict of interest statements of nominees and investigate and make recommendations, as needed, in response to issues of compliance with the Conflict of Interest policy.
Timeframe/Commitment: The elections work is concentrated in May and June 2018 and is conducted online and by conference call.