The AHLA’s Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the association. It does this by:
The AHLA has developed a position description to ensure that individuals who run for election understand what will be required of them. Elections are held in March of each year.
The AHLA’s Board of Directors meets four times per year. Board members sit on a number of committees, which meet throughout the year as necessary. The Board uses 4 tools to accomplish its work:
Board Values. These are accountability, engagement, integrity and one voice.
Knowledge Based Decision Making. When making decisions, board members are encouraged to consider:
What do we know about the current realities & evolving dynamics of the AHLA’s environment that is relevant to this decision?
What do we know about the capacity and strategic position of the AHLA that is relevant to this decision?
What do we know about our members’ & stakeholders’ needs, wants and preference that is relevant to this decision?
What are the ethical implications of our choices?
Consent Agenda. This is a single item that encompasses all the things the board would normally approve with little or no comment. This typically includes minutes and pillar reports.
Board Book. This is provided no less than one week in advance of Board of Directors' meetings and includes background information needed for board members to fully discuss each agenda item.