The deadline for nominations for the 2014 Board of Directors election was December 6, 2013. We invite you to consider applying for a CLC leadership position - or nominating one of your colleagues - for the 2015 elections. Look for the updated Call for Nominations each year in the fall.
For the 2014 election, the Nominating Committee will select a slate from all eligible nominees, and will present that slate to the CLC membership with a recommendation for approval. In constituting a slate, the Nominating Committee will consider all candidates whose names are put forward. To be eligible for consideration by the Nominating Committee, a candidate must be a Certified Child Life Specialist and a CLC member in good standing, with demonstrated leadership abilities and a record of active engagement in CLC and/or the child life profession in general.
To nominate another CLC member (or to put forward your own name), please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing the candidate’s name and contact information (including a current email address and work telephone number). Be sure to indicate the office(s) for which the nominee should be considered: President-Elect, Secretary, Director or Child Life Certifying Committee Chair. The Nominating Committee recommends that you contact any individual you intend to nominate before submitting his or her name, but if preferred you may request that your nomination remain anonymous. The CLC office will follow up with all nominees to confirm their intent to be considered further by the committee.
Once nominated, each eligible candidate will be required to submit the following:
All of these items are due by December 6, 2013.
The Nominating Committee will select an individual for each available position to recommend to the CLC membership for approval in the early spring. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Nominating Committee Chair Diane Hart at email@example.com or CLC Deputy Director Colleen Maguire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CLC Board of Directors provides governance and oversight for CLC operations and initiatives. The role of each Board member is to act in the best interest of the organization as a whole and to exercise the legal duties of stewardship.
Three-Year Commitment, One Year Each Position:
The role of the President-Elect is to serve as a member of the Executive Committee, assist the President and strengthen leadership skills in preparation for assuming the position of President.
The President directs the efforts of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee in setting CLC’s strategic direction, providing fiscal oversight, ensuring necessary resources, enhancing CLC’s public standing and monitoring and strengthening CLC’s programs and services. As chief elected officer, the President works with the staff and volunteer leaders to safeguard the organization’s reputation and credibility, support and defend policies and programs adopted by the membership, ensure progress in implementing the strategic plan, and foster an environment that attracts and energizes outstanding volunteer leaders. The President appoints the chairs of committees and task forces and outlines the purpose and duties of these groups, monitoring their progress in conjunction with the board liaison. The President acts as spokesperson and leader for the association and works in partnership with the Executive Director for the achievement of established annual goals and objectives.
The role of the Immediate-Past President is to provide advice and counsel to the President and Board, serve as a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Nominating Committee, and act as a mentor and coach to emerging leaders to help them strengthen their leadership skills.
Read the complete President Job Description
Two-Year Commitment: May 2014 – May 2016
The Secretary serves as a voting member of the CLC Board of Directors, and records the proceedings of CLC Board of Directors meetings; maintaining a current record of all motions made by the Board. The Secretary distributes meeting minutes to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for review and approval. Working with the President, the Secretary helps ensure compliance with Board policies and procedures and all relevant legal and ethical standards, including policies and standards governing corporate relationships. The Secretary serves as a chair, appointed member, ex officio member or Board liaison with oversight of association task forces, working groups, and meetings, and performs other duties as directed by the Board or the President.
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Two-Year Commitment: May 2014 – May 2016
Directors serve as voting members of the CLC Board. Working with the President, they help to ensure compliance with Board policies and procedures and all relevant legal and ethical standards, including policies and standards governing corporate relationships. They serve as chairs, appointed members, ex officio members or Board liaisons with oversight of association task forces, working groups, and meetings, and perform other duties as directed by the Board or the President.
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Will first serve a two-year term as second co-chair of the CLCC and then will come onto the Board in May, 2016
The Child Life Certifying Committee Chair is initially elected as the second Chairperson of the Child Life Certifying Committee (CLCC), serving for two years in that capacity before serving an additional two years on the Board coinciding with service as the senior Chairperson of the CLCC. The CLCC Chair serves as a voting member of the Board, and updates and advises the Board on activities of, and issues relating to, the Child Life Certifying Committee. The CLCC Chair serves as an appointed member, ex-officio member or officer, or Board liaison with oversight of association task forces, working groups, and meetings as assigned by the President, and performs other duties as directed by the Board or the President.
Read the complete Child Life Certifying Committee Chair Job Description
The monthly time commitment for Board members can vary by the position; please refer to the complete job description for each position to learn more. All Board members are required to attend two to three Board meetings and participate in multiple Board conference calls each year. Additionally, Board members participate in conference calls and ongoing communication with their assigned committees, task forces and work groups. All Board meetings are funded by CLC, and Board members will be reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses.
Diane Hart, BA, MA, CCLS, EDAC, Committee Chair
BC Children's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Catherine Cashin, MA, CCLS
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Mary Kelly, MA, CCLS
Stacey Koenig, MS, CCLS
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Kansas City, Missouri
Martha McLeod, BA, CCLS
Credit Valley Hospital
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Carla Oliver, MSW, CCLS
Children's Hospital Colorado
Kelly Outlaw, CCLS
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
Jamie Snow, MBA, CCLS
Texas Children's Hospital
Dennis Reynolds (Staff Liaison)
Child Life Council, Inc.
Colleen Maguire (Staff Liaison)
Child Life Council, Inc.