ASHRM Committees & Task Forces seeking volunteers for 2017
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, 2017.
ASHRM's 2017 committees and task forces:
- Advocacy Task Force
- Annual Conference Committee
- ASHRM Exchange Task Force
- Bylaws Committee
- Chapter Leadership Task Force
- Education Development Task Force
- Educational Scholarship Task Force
- Facebook Task Force
- Finance Committee
- Forum News Task Force
- Journal Review Committee
- New Member Task Force
- Patient Safety Task Force
- Professional Ethics Committee
- Research Task Force
- Twitter Task Force
The deadline for application submissions is 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, July. 22, 2016.
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 2017, 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 2017 Annual Conference.
Timeframe/Commitment: Mandatory face-to-face planning meeting will be held during February 2017; additional work to be done by conference call and email, including follow-up with speakers; on-site responsibilities at 2017 Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington.
ASHRM Exchange Task Force
Members of the Exchange Task Force will regularly participate in relevant conversations on the ASHRM Exchange and support ASHRM’s social media strategy by staying abreast of ASHRM’s social media activity and content calendar and engaging accordingly. Additionally, the Exchange Task Force will vigilantly monitor postings on the Exchange and notify the Exchange Chair of any trending subjects, hot topics, questionable postings or noteworthy interactions.
Timeframe/Commitment: Beginning in January 2017, committee members will participate in quarterly conference calls; regular participation in ASHRM Exchange is expected.
Committee members will review and revise the bylaws under the direction and guidance of the ASHRM Board of Directors.
Timeframe/Commitment: Beginning January 2017, 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 2017.
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 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 of the ASHRM Annual Conference Scholarship.
Timeframe/Commitment: Evaluate applicants and select recipients in July 2017.
Facebook Task Force
The Facebook Task Force will be responsible for sharing ASHRM social media content, identifying content that is relevant to members, regularly engaging with the Facebook social community and alerting the Facebook Chair of any unacceptable postings. Members of the Facebook Task Force will be required to follow ASHRM Social Media guidelines, must have a personal Facebook page and be willing to post and share content.
Timeframe/Commitment: Beginning in January 2017, participation in monthly or quarterly conference calls and regular Facebook page posting and sharing is expected.
Committee will provide fiscal oversight during the year and participate in the development of the next year’s budget.
Forum News Task Force
Task Force members solicit, write, review and edit articles for the Forum.
Timeframe/Commitment: Work will begin January 2017; strong writing and editing skills desired; must be able to follow established timeline and meet deadlines.
Journal Review Committee
Committee members will; solicit, peer-review and edit articles for the quarterly Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.
Timeframe/Commitment: Must be willing to solicit, write and review articles, serve as author liaison, follow established timeline and meet deadlines.
Requires expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Patient Safety, Risk Financing/Insurance, Enterprise Risk Management, Leadership and Governance of Healthcare Organizations, Risk Management Metrics, Ethics in Patient Care, Provider/Patient Communication, Health Information Management, Organizational Staffing, Emergency Management, Occupational and Environmental Health, Performance Improvement, Clinical Crisis Management, Medication Safety, Risk Mapping, and Risk Management Information Systems. Note: Additional information will be required once application is submitted.
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 2017. 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: Work to begin in January 2017 and will be conducted by conference call on a projected monthly basis, but may vary in frequency based on deliverables/program needs
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 and is conducted online and by conference call.
Research Task Force
To review research program and make funding recommendations. The research committee also may assist in identifying internal research opportunities and/or needs, drafting calls for proposals and researching external organizational research efforts.
Timeframe/Commitment: The work is completed online and by conference call. Work begins in January and is conducted via conference call on a projected monthly basis, but may vary in frequency based on deliverables/program needs.
Twitter Task Force
The Twitter Task Force will be responsible for sharing ASHRM social media content, identifying content that is relevant to members, regularly engaging with the Twitter social community and alerting the Twitter Chair of any unacceptable postings. Members of the Twitter Task Force will be required to follow ASHRM social media guidelines, must have a personal Twitter account and be willing to post and share content.
Timeframe/Commitment: Work will begin in January 2017. Participation in monthly or quarterly conference calls and regular Twitter posting and “retweeting” is expected.