The Leadership Development Committee of the DCAT organization is currently seeking candidates from member companies to serve as volunteer leaders on its Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer leader, please review the following information carefully.
Candidates should submit the Application Form, photo and required information via our online application portal here. Your application and required information can only be seen by the members of the Leadership Development Committee and is not shared with anyone outside that group.
Your application should be posted no later than Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 5:00 pm, ET.
Applications after that time will only be considered if the Leadership Development Committee announces an extension of the nominating process or specifically requests an individual application.
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In order to help you better understand the role of volunteer leaders and the nomination process, the Leadership Development Committee has compiled the following information for review.
All terms on the Board of Directors coincide with the organization’s fiscal year: November 1st to October 31st.
The Board of Directors has the authority and responsibility for the governance of the association. Its members serve as thought leaders who develop and guide the organization towards a sustainable future by developing a comprehensive strategic plan, establishing and implementing sound financial and operational policies, and providing guidance for volunteer leaders and staff in order to fulfill the mission of DCAT.
The Advisory Council is called upon to contribute their insight, guidance and industry expertise to support the work of the Board of Directors, committees and staff and help ensure the organization’s ability to fulfill the mission of DCAT. Members often participate in internal task forces or committees charged with obtaining specific outcomes.
3rd Vice President, Board of Directors (one position available, see description below)
Director, Board of Directors (five positons available, see description below)
In addition to the role of the Board of Directors (as indicated above), this position also oversees the volunteer resources and acts as a liaison between the Board of Directors, committees and task forces.
Volunteer Commitment: This position is a one-year term and then ascends to 2nd and 1st vice presidency and onto the presidency, which are all one-year terms. This is followed by serving two years as a past president for a total volunteer commitment of six years. Additional duties:
Resources: MUST have the financial support of his or her company for attendance at association meetings, travel and sponsorship, and the commitment of his or her company to support volunteer time and efforts towards the furthering of the association’s mission.
In addition to the role of the Board of Directors (as indicated above), this position also assures that programs and services are responsive to the needs of the wide variety of companies represented in the organization’s membership.
Volunteer Commitment: This position is a one-year term. A director may be elected to no more than three consecutive terms. Additional duties:
Any volunteer who accepts a role in DCAT’s leaderships must adhere to the organization’s established Code of Ethics. The document can be reviewed here: DCAT’s Code of Ethics for Volunteer Leaders.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for any individual who is passionate about the DCAT organization and enjoys interaction and teamwork with their colleagues in the industry. Volunteer leaders have always attested to the many significant professional and personal benefits accrued during their service. These benefits include the opportunity to meet, work and learn from industry leaders, to share their own knowledge, expertise and insight with others, to gain professional recognition and to establish relationships with new colleagues and friends.
However, volunteer leaders receive no financial compensation nor are they reimbursed for time spent on projects, meetings or travel, unless it is expressly stated or approved by the finance officer of the organization. Volunteer leaders are expected to register to participate in the organization’s programs or events they attend, as would any other member company representative.
The Leadership Development Committee will provide a general call for candidates on June 1, 2018. Also during that time period, they will actively encourage industry representatives that they feel may be good candidates to consider submitting an application. The committee will meet regularly to discuss prospective candidates and review applications, and when necessary, will reach out to candidates for an interview.
The final meeting of the Nominating Committee will be in September 2018. However, the committee’s policy allows for additional meetings, if necessary, beyond that time. As a courtesy, each candidate will receive notification of the committee’s decision within five to seven business days after the completion of the final meeting.
The Leadership Development Committee will receive many applications for volunteer leadership positions. Unfortunately, not every applicant can be nominated. If you are not nominated, you can submit your application the following year as there is no limit on the number of times you can apply.
Please keep in mind that you need to submit a new application form each year. The Leadership Development Committee does not review applications from prior years, as they do not accurately reflect a person’s current situation, availability or willingness to serve on the Board of Directors.
If you have more questions, call DCAT Executive Director Margaret Timony at 1-609-208-1888 ext. 7007 or send an email to email@example.com.
The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) is a not-for-profit, global business development association whose unique membership model integrates both innovator and generic drug manufacturers and suppliers of ingredients, development and manufacturing services, and related technologies. We are committed to provide programs, events and services that help our members meet their business objectives, expand their network of customers and suppliers, and gain insight into industry trends, markets, and those issues impacting pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.