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Nominations are now being accepted for a variety of leadership positions that are available for the 2018 WNA Elections.
The elected leadership positions include: WNA’s Board of Directors, the three WNA Councils and the WNA Nominating Committee.

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Please review listing and position descriptions to assist you in guiding your decision to run. The elected positions and position description are as follows:  


Board of Directors:

Vice President
Role: Serve as an officer of the WNA Board of Directors. Chairs the Coordinating Cabinet, which consists of the Vice President and the chairs of WNA’s three Councils, and assume all duties of the President in the president’s absence.

Qualifications:
1. Must hold current individual membership in the Wisconsin Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.
2. Two years of progressive leadership experience such as, group process, problem solving, policy formation, conflict management and working with the media.
3. Have basic knowledge of parliamentary law and procedures and have a familiarity with the WNA Bylaws and policies of the association.

Term of Office: Is elected by the membership by secret ballot for a two (2) year term.

Responsibilities
1. Assumes the duties of the President in the President’s absence as it relates to public relations, committee attendance, meetings of the members and Board of Directors.
2. Serves as a member of the WNA’s Executive Committee.
3. Serves as Chair of WNA’s Personnel Committee.
4. Assists with orientation of new officers, Board and structural unit committee members.
5. Be knowledgeable of the major current nursing and health care issues.
6. Chairs the WNA Coordinating Cabinet, which includes the chairs of WNA’s three Councils.
7. Prepares for Board meetings by reading materials provided and requests additional information when indicated.
8. Participates in Board deliberations and seeks additional information as needed.
9. Is a visible Board member by attending meetings and/or conferences sponsored by the Association.
10. Attend the WNA Annual Meeting.
11. Review and signs Statement of WNA Board Member Conflict of Interest annually.
12. Provide an annual report regarding the activities of the Coordinating Cabinet.

Time Commitment
1. Attend all quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors, usually scheduled for a full day on a Friday.
2. Participate in meetings of the Executive Committee. On average, the Executive Committee meets twice per year for a one hour conference call.
3. Review and be knowledgeable of all board related materials prior to board meeting, usually requires one hour.
4. Chair meetings of the Coordinating Cabinet, typically via a one hour conference call, at least four times per year.


Secretary
Role: The Secretary serves as an officer on the WNA Board of Directors and is official recorder of all WNA Board meetings and meetings of the membership.

Qualifications:
1. Must hold current individual membership in the Wisconsin Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.
2. Exceptional listening skills.
3. Assist in clarification of conversations/discussions for the purposes of minute taking.
4. Able to participate in discussions and procedural voting.

Term of Office: Is elected by the membership by secret ballot for a two (2) year term.

Responsibilities:
1. Record the minutes of the meeting(s) of the Association; Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Membership Meetings.
2. Serve on standing and ad hoc committees of the Board of Directors as appropriate.
3. Serve as an ambassador, and as directed by the President, a spokesperson for WNA.
4. Conduct Roll Call prior to any Board of Directors or Executive Committee meetings.
5. Conduct membership count to determine quorum for membership meetings.
6. Informs guests of Board Policy regarding electronic or mechanical recording of Board action without the consent of the Board of Directors.
7. Participates in Board deliberations and seeks additional information as needed.
8. Is a visible Board member by attending meetings and/or conferences sponsored by the Association.
9. Attend the WNA Annual Meeting.
10. Review and signs Statement of WNA Board Member Conflict of Interest annually.

Time Commitment
1. Attend every three month meetings of the Board of Directors, usually scheduled for a full day on a Friday.
2. Participate in meetings of the Executive Committee, approximately 2 meetings per year for less than one hour.
3. Type and submit minutes within two weeks of related meeting.
4. Review and be knowledgeable of all board related materials prior to board meeting, usually requires one hour.


Staff Nurse Representative Position
Role: The individual Board Member serves as a director-at-large of the WNA Board of Directors and provides a perspective of the staff nurse.

Qualifications:
1. Must hold current individual membership in the Wisconsin Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.
2. Is employed as a staff nurse.
3. Provides a perspective of the staff nurse.

Term of Office: Is elected by the membership by secret ballot for a two (2) year term.

Responsibilities:
1. Attends regularly scheduled Board of Directors meetings and special meetings as called by the President.
2. Serves as a director-at-large on the WNA Board, ad hoc committees and other Board related committees.
3. Serve as an ambassador, and as directed by the President, a spokesperson for WNA.
4. Prepares for Board meetings by reading materials provided and requests additional information when indicated.
5. Participates in Board deliberations and seeks additional information as needed.
6. Attend the WNA Annual Meeting.
7. Review and signs Statement of WNA Board Member Conflict of Interest annually.
8. Is a visible Board member by attending meetings and/or conferences sponsored by the Association.

Time Commitment
1. Attend every three month meetings of the Board of Directors, usually scheduled for a full day on a Friday.
2. Review and be knowledgeable of the Board of Directors agenda item materials, approximately one hour.


Director-at-Large Position
Role: The individual Board Member serves as a director of the WNA Board of Directors.

Qualifications:
1. Must hold current individual membership in the Wisconsin Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.
2. Interest in serving as a leader of the Association.
3. Willing to contribute nursing knowledge related to career experience at Board of Director meeting.

Term of Office: Is elected by the membership by secret ballot for a two (2) year term.

Responsibilities:
1. Attends regularly scheduled Board of Directors meetings and special meetings as called by the President.
2. Serves as a director-at-large a on the WNA Board, ad hoc committees and other Board related committees.
3. Serve as an ambassador, and as directed by the President, a spokesperson for WNA.
4. Prepares for Board meetings by reading materials provided and requests additional information when indicated.
5. Participates in Board deliberations and seeks additional information as needed.
6. Is a visible Board member by attending meetings and/or conferences sponsored by the Association.
7. Attend the WNA Annual Meeting.
8. Review and signs Statement of WNA Board Member Conflict of Interest annually.

Time Commitment
1. Attend every three month meetings of the Board of Directors, usually scheduled for a full day on a Friday.
2. Review and be knowledgeable of the Board of Directors agenda item materials, approximately one hour.


WNA Councils

General Overview of the WNA Councils: The WNA Councils are the identified structural units of WNA. Their collective role is to advance WNA’s goals and strategic plan, which in turn support the professional image and practice of Wisconsin’s RNs.

There are three Councils:
• Nursing Practice and Quality, Research, and Education (Tri-Council)
• Public Policy
• Workforce Advocacy
Each Council consists of 6-10 members, who are either elected by the membership or appointed by the WNA Board of Directors as needed.

WNA Tri-Council (Nursing Practice and Quality, Education, and Research)
The Tri-Council reviews and promotes opportunities for nursing practice and quality, which may include promoting best practices and reviewing important documents pertaining to Scope of Practice, Professional Standards, and ANA’s Code of Ethics. While doing so, the Council helps provide a forum for discussion on issues related to nursing practice.

Role: The Tri-Council member supports the educational, research, and practice agenda of the Association.

Qualifications:
1. Must hold current individual membership in the Wisconsin Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.
2. Bring experience or expertise in an area related to nursing practice, research, or education.

Responsibilities:
1. Attends regularly scheduled meetings of the Council.
2. Prepares for Council meetings by reading materials provided and requests additional information when indicated.
3. Participates in Council deliberations and seeks additional information as needed.
4. Volunteer to work on tasks and meet timelines for completion.
5. Provide an annual report to the membership.
6. Attend the WNA Annual Meeting.

Term of Office: Is elected by the membership by secret ballot for a two (2) year term or appointed by the WNA Board if there is a vacancy.

Time Commitment:
1. Attend in-person or virtual schedule meetings approximately every-other-month.
2. Perform assignments as needed between meetings.
3. Virtual meetings are usually one hour in length.


WNA Public Policy Council
WNA’s Public Policy Council monitors and evaluates legislative and regulatory policies that can have an impact on nurses and health care and promotes nurse participation in the public policy process.

Role: The Public Policy Council member supports health policy proposals that impact or advance nurses or nursing, and the delivery of accessible, safe, quality and cost-effective care for the consumer.

Qualifications:
1. Must hold current individual membership in the Wisconsin Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.
2. Bring experience or expertise in an area related to nursing practice, research, education as they relate to health policy.
3. Knowledgeable or willing to learn the political and legislative process.

Responsibilities:
1. Participate in the development of WNA’s Public Policy Agenda for the Legislative Biennium.
2. Support the development of lobbying and education strategy.
3. Review Council meeting materials prior to meeting.
4. Participate in discussions related to proposed legislation and regulation to determine if WNA should support or oppose.
5. Volunteer to provide updates to the membership on the status of legislation and regulations.
6. Engage in grass-roots lobbying/advocacy efforts.
7. Participate in the planning of WNA’s Annual Nurses Day at the Capitol and other related events.
8. Attend WNA’s Annual Nurses Day at the Capitol.
9. Attend the WNA Annual Meeting.
10. Provide an annual report to the membership.

Term of Office: Is elected by the membership by secret ballot for a two year term or appointed by the WNA Board if there is a vacancy.

Time Commitment:
1. Attend in-person or virtual schedule meetings approximately every-other-month.
2. Perform assignments as needed between meetings.
3. Virtual meetings are usually one hour in length
4. In-person meetings occur on Saturday’s 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.


WNA Workforce Advocacy Council
WNA’s Workforce Advocacy Council supports and promotes safe and healthy workplaces for nurses, through professional practice advocacy services, including supporting the nurse’s professional integrity, rights and responsibilities, ethics, principles, advancement of practice standards, and personal well-being including WNA ‘s Healthy Nurses for Wisconsin.

Role: The Workforce Advocacy Council member reviews and advances proposals that support the nursing workforce and their workplace.

Qualifications:
1. Must hold current individual membership in the Wisconsin Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.
2. Knowledgeable about the general trends that impact nursing practice.
3. Identify areas of concern and develop or promote position statements that support the nursing workforce.

Responsibilities:
1. Participate in the development of action strategies for WNA’s Strategic Plan related to the nursing workforce.
2. Attends regularly scheduled meetings of the Council.
3. Prepares for Council meetings by reading materials provided and requests additional information when indicated.
4. Participates in Council deliberations and seeks additional information as needed.
5. Volunteer to work on tasks and meet timelines for completion.
6. Provide an annual report to the membership.
7. Attend the WNA Annual Meeting.

Term of Office: Is elected by the membership by secret ballot for a two year term or appointed by the WNA Board if there is a vacancy.

Time Commitment:
1. Attend in-person or virtual schedule meetings approximately every-other-month.
2. Perform assignments as needed between meetings.
3. Virtual meetings are usually one hour in length.



Nominating Committee
WNA’s Nominating Committee is responsible for preparing the annual slate of candidates for WNA elections.

Role: Develops a communication process and timeline for members to submit their name to run for a WNA position on the Board of Directors, Councils or Nominating Committee. The Committee creates a ballot for electronic voting by the membership. Receives, reviews and communicates the election results.

Qualifications:
1. Must hold current individual membership in the Wisconsin Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.
2. Develop a recruitment strategy that encourages members to run for office.
3. Knowledgeable about the elected positions and relationship to the WNA structure.
4. Enthusiastic about WNA and the leadership opportunities.

Responsibilities:
1. Participate in the development of the WNA election process.
2. Develop and implement an awareness campaign for the purposes of recruiting members to run for a position.
3. Prepare a Slate of Candidates that has at a minimum two candidates per WNA Board position and three positions per Councils and Nominating Committee.
4. Be willing to contact WNA members to run for a positon.
5. Provide an annual report to the membership.
6. Attend the WNA Annual Meeting.

If you are interested in any of the above positions, click here to fill out the 2018 Consent to Run for Elected Position form. Be sure upload your platform statement as well as your photo for our directory.

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