District 1 is looking for a representative to serve on the NATA Professional Development Committee (PDC). The PDC provides leadership in the creation, development, implementation and evaluation of continuing education and professional development plans for athletic trainers. The committee promotes unique, innovative and purposeful continuing professional development activities and programs to meet the dynamic and individual needs of our health care community. Upon appointment, the volunteer would begin a shadowing process until NATA Convention. The committee term will begin June 2024 and end June 2025, with the opportunity to renew for up to three additional years to June 2028.
Those interested should:
- have experience in being a part of a state, district or national level education planning committee
- be familiar with BOC requirements for education sessions
- be willing to work with a very dynamic and multifaceted committee
Specific expectations include:
- attend in-person annual meetings throughout the term
- participate on quarterly committee conference calls
- attend an in-person committee meeting at Joint Committee Meeting.
Candidates must be in possession of an NPI number and a certified or retired certified member in good standing with the NATA.
Expectations of all committee members:
- Communicate with the chair, including promptly informing the chair of any scheduling conflicts or contact information changes.
- Communicate with the member's district director about the committee’s progress.
- Reply to email correspondence and contribute to online and email discussions in a timely manner.
- Contribute to discussions at scheduled meetings, having read the agenda and all background support materials relevant to the meeting. Display courteous conduct at all meetings.
- Openly debate issues with respect and rapport, without making personal attacks.
- Promote what is best for the entire committee and for the profession, not a personal agenda.
- Complete all assignments within time frames established by the committee chair.
- Serve as project or workgroup leader if assigned by the chair.
- Participate in the annual Volunteer Experience survey.
- Represent the NATA and the committee in a positive and supportive manner at all times.
- Support in a positive manner all actions taken by the committee, even when the member disagrees with such actions.
- Uphold the NATA Code of Ethics and Policies and Procedures as they pertain to the committee.
Conflict of Interest
Committee members avoid conflicts of interest between the position as an NATA volunteer and the member's personal and professional life. When necessary, members declare a conflict of interest and abstain from both the discussion and voting of any matter in which the member has a personal or business interest. (A conflict of interest is defined as any social, professional or economic relationship with individuals or the matter at hand that could affect one's judgment and result in an outcome that might not reflect the best interests of the NATA and/or the committee.)
Work and materials developed, created or written—as a committee, work group, or board member, or in any other volunteer capacity for NATA—shall be deemed work-for-hire under copyright, intellectual property, and other laws. NATA is granted sole and exclusive ownership of all such work. Committee members waive all claims and/or so-called “moral rights” to the work, and assign these rights to NATA.
NATA and its committees, councils and commissions are committed to represent, engage and foster the continued growth and development of the athletic training profession and athletic trainers as unique health care providers. To advance the mission and promote unparalleled delivery of athletic training services amid ever-growing global and diverse populations, NATA and its committees, councils and commissions embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and access as a leadership imperative for our association. All NATA members are welcomed and encouraged to serve on the association’s committees, councils, commissions, etc., as diverse backgrounds, experiences and knowledge help advance the profession and work of NATA.