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Volunteer Leadership Development Committee (VLDC)

Volunteer Leadership Development Committee (VLDC)

The VLDC is a standing advisory committee of the Board and is responsible for promoting member participation and engagement, volunteer leadership development, and participation initiatives of AOTA. The VLDC identifies and recruits diverse and qualified candidates for service to the Association through elections and appointments, recipients of awards, and other leadership activities. The VLDC serves as a resource to members and various leadership groups within AOTA to further enhance its professional activities and priorities. The Chairperson of the committee is elected by AOTA members. There are six additional appointed members to the committee with consideration given to representation in the areas of advocacy, education, practice, professional development, research, leadership or management. At least one member must be an OTA. Committee member terms are staggered and are 3 years in duration.

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Time Commitment

The VLDC meets on a monthly basis with meetings held online at a mutually agreeable time. Email and other web conferencing tools are used to complete work before, during, and between meetings. An additional time commitment of up to 2–3 hours per month may be required for recruiting, vetting, and personal communication with AOTA members as well as other ongoing work of the committee.

Qualifications

Chairperson:

  • Shall have a minimum of 5 years of experience as an OT or OTA
  • Shall have a minimum of 5 years demonstrated leadership experience at the state or national level such as an elected position, or chairperson of a committee or task force
  • Shall have been involved in Association activities to have a working knowledge of the organizational structure and collaborative networks that will enhance committee functions

Members:

  • Shall have a minimum of 3 years of experience as an OT or OTA
  • Shall have a minimum of 3 years of active volunteer participation in professional activities at the state or national level
  • Shall have been involved in Association activities to have a working knowledge of the organizational structure and collaborative networks that will enhance committee functions.

Members must be proficient and comfortable working in an online environment using collaborative meeting tools to review, revise, and share documents. For more information, please contact vldc@aota.org.