By Heather Welle, Vice President
Are you looking for an opportunity to enhance your leadership skills? I would like to invite you to run for Vice President of the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network. This Executive Team position is open to all paid members. You are not required to have served as a team co-lead in order to run. It does, however, have a three-year commitment which includes one year as vice president, one year a president, and one year as chairperson.
How it works:
As the vice president you will have a supportive role to the president. You will be expected to attend monthly board meetings in which the co-leads of each team and the Executive Team review past and future events, discuss opportunities to enhance the network and vote on important network-related issues. As part of the Executive Team you will meet quarterly with the president and chairperson. You will be highly encouraged to attend all teams meetings on a rotational basis and attend as many events as you can. During this time you will learn from the current president and prepare to transition into his or her role.
After one year as vice president, you will automatically transition into the presidency. Here, you will be expected to be the voice of the network, oversee the Administrative Director and lead the monthly board meetings. This is a time-consuming position as you will be the go-to person internally and externally. You will also have a strong hand in shaping the direction the network goes during the year.
Finally, after year two, you will become the chairperson of the network. This is a non-voting board position which helps oversee and mentor the board. During this time, you are also expected to attend monthly chamber board meetings as a non-voting member.
Through this three-year term, you will have the opportunity to work with a great team of individuals who are highly motivated to help young professionals build their professional and personal lives in our community. Some have called it a “crash-course” in leadership and truly one of the best opportunities to grow! You will also gain access to some of the brightest business minds in our area and have the chance to learn from several up-and-coming leaders.
If you have any questions about the position, I would love to answer them. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
If you know you are interested in running for vice president or would like to nominate someone in the network, CLICK HERE.
Phone: (701) 226-5065