ACLP Board of Directors

The ACLP Board of Directors is made up of volunteer Certified Child Life Specialists who are elected by ACLP membership to represent the child life community. The board is responsible for protecting the interests of those in the child life community, a fiduciary duty to protect the organization's assets and member's investment, oversight of the organization, and making decisions about important issues the organization and profession face. 

The ACLP Board of Directors holds four annual board meetings. The meetings in November and May are in-person, multi-day meetings that include a review of board reports sent in from all ACLP committees and working groups, financial updates, budget approvals, headquarters and administrative updates, and review of key performance indicators. The August and February meetings are conducted virtually and are held to address any committee actions or information needs that arise as well as a way to continue to monitor progress on ACLP strategic initiatives.

Board of Directors Positions & Qualifications

The ACLP Board of Directors is made up of volunteer Certified Child Life Specialists. The volunteer positions on the board are the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Directors (4).

In addition, there are non-voting members which include the Canadian Association of Child Life Leaders President, Child Life Certification Commission Chair, the ACLP Executive Leader, and two public members.

Learn more about each position and qualifications for each position.

Requirements to Volunteer on the Board of Directors

Requirements to apply to volunteer on the board:

  • Demonstrates leadership commitment and involvement with ACLP and the child life community
  • Active ACLP membership in good standing
  • Active Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) credential
  • Thinks strategically and analytically and to effectively communicate thoughts and rationale
  • Works well with others as a member of a collaborative group with group decision-making authority and an understanding of the fiduciary duties of loyalty, care, and obedience

Debunking the myths of volunteer board service:

  • No formal leadership position in a professional role is required to be eligible for any board position
  • The "Director" role does NOT mean the individual must currently hold a "Director/Manager/Supervisor" job title
  • Previous board experience is NOT required. It is highly preferred for the President-Elect position
  • No accounting or finance degree is necessary for the Treasurer position

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Board of Directors Bylaws

The structure, responsibilities, and powers given to the ACLP Board of Directors are determined by the bylaws.

The bylaws determine how many board members there are, how the members are elected, and how frequently the board members meet.