Colorado Counseling Association Governing Council Elections

2019-2020 Election Term

It is with great pleasure that the Colorado Counseling Association announces we are seeking nominations for the following roles:

  • President-Elect for the 2019-2020 Governing Council year (President of the 2020-2021 Governing Council year)
  • President-Elect-Elect for the 2019-2020 Governing Council year (President of the 2021-2022 Governing Council year)
  • Treasurer for the 2019-2020 Governing Council year
  • Secretary for the 2019-2020 Governing Council year
  • 2 Regional Chairs for the Northern and Southern regions for the 2019-2020 Governing Council year
  • 4 Subscription Liaisons for the 2019-2020 Governing Council year
  • Member Communication Liaison for the 2019-2020 Governing Council year

CCA is led by a dedicated group of volunteer officers; including "appointed" as well as "elected" Governing Council positions. The Governing Council serves as the legislative body of CCA and carries out the powers and functions outlined in CCA's official Bylaws and Policies and Procedures.

Call for Nominations

Nominations for these positions are currently open through April 21st, 2019. If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please complete the Nomination Form here. Please take time to review the position description below before submitting a nomination.

Elections will occur April 22nd - April 28th, 2019.

Position Descriptions

President-Elect

The President-Elect term begins on June 1st, 2019.

This role is followed by a one year term as President of CCA, beginning on July 1st, 2020, and finally a one year term as Past-President, beginning on July 1st, 2021. In total, this is a three year commitment to CCA and the counseling profession of Colorado.

Must be a current member of CCA to apply. LPC required.

The President-Elect is prepared to meet the responsibilities of the President of CCA:

Ensure the management committee functions properly

  • Plans and runs meetings in accordance to the governing document.
  • Ensures matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner.
  • Brings impartiality and objectivity to meetings and decision-making.
  • Facilitates change and address conflict within the board.
  • Reviews governance performance and skills.

Ensure the organization is managed effectively

  • Liaisons with the Executive Director, as appropriate, to keep an overview of CCA affairs.
  • Coordinates the committee to ensure responsibilities for particular aspects of management (e.g. personnel matters, financial control etc) are met and specialist expertise is employed as required.
  • Facilitates change and address conflict within CCA, liaising with the Executive Director to achieve this.

Provide support and supervision to staff

  • Directly manages the Regional Chairs and Subscription Liaisons.
  • Sits on appointment and final appeal grievance panels, as appropriate.

Represent the organization

  • Communicates effectively the vision and purpose of the organization.
  • Advocates for and represent the organization at external meetings and events.
  • Is aware of current issues that might affect CCA.
  • Holds and maintains an LPC in compliance with the highest regard to ethical and legal standards.
  • Attends the ACA Annual Conference and represent the organization at the Western Region Meeting.
  • Makes good-faith efforts to attend all CCA trainings, events, and conferences (free of charge).

President-Elect Elect

The President-Elect-Elect term begins on June 1st, 2019.

The President-Elect-Elect will begin their role as President-Elect on July 1st, 2020.

  • Shadows President-Elect during their term in order to prepare for their leadership term.
  • Develops an annual to-do-list for their year to come in order to ensure success for their term.
  • Holds and maintains an LPC in compliance with the highest regard to ethical and legal standards.
  • Attends the ACA Annual Conference and represent the organization at the Western Region Meeting.
  • Makes good-faith efforts to attend all CCA trainings, events, and conferences (free of charge).
  • Assists in conference preparation and development.

Must be a current member of CCA to apply. LPC required.


Secretary

The Secretary term begins on June 1st, 2019, ending on June 30th, 2020.

With the approval of the Governing Council, this position may be maintained beyond a one year term limit. Estimated monthly time commitment: 2 hours.

The role of the secretary is to support the President and Executive Director in ensuring the smooth functioning of the Governing Council.

Must be a current member of CCA to apply.

The Secretary:

  • Prepares agendas in consultation with the President and Executive Director.
  • Circulates agendas and any supporting papers in good time.
  • Receives agenda items from other committee members.
  • Checks that quorum is present.
  • Drafts and circulates minute meetings to all committee members.
  • Ensures that the chair signs the minutes once they have been approved.
  • Checks that council members have carried out action(s) agreed upon in meetings.
  • Circulates agendas and minutes of Governing Council Meetings.
  • Ensures up-to-date records are kept of committee membership.
  • Ensures arrangements for meetings are met (booking the room, arranging for equipment and refreshments, organizing facilities for those with special needs, etc).
  • Attends all Governing Council meetings, in person or remotely.


Treasurer

The Treasurer term begins on June 1st, 2019, ending on June 30th, 2020.

With the approval of the Governing Council, this position may be maintained beyond a one year term limit. Estimated monthly time commitment: 2 hours.

The overall role of a treasurer is to maintain an overview of CCA’s financial affairs, ensuring its viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained in collaboration with the President and Executive Director.

Must be a current member of CCA to apply.

The Treasurer:

  • Provides general financial oversight
  • Oversees and present budgets, accounts and financial statements.
  • Liaises with designated staff about financial matters.
  • Ensures that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.
  • Attends all Governing Council meetings, in person or remotely.

Regional Chair

Regional Chair terms begins on June 1st, 2019, ending on June 30th, 2020.  

Regional Chairs represent the needs and interests of professional counselors in their respective region through advocacy and voting rights on the Governing Council. Three regions are represented on the Governing Council: Western, Northern, and Southern. Estimated monthly time commitment: 3 hours.

Must be a current member of CCA to apply. LPC required.

Regional Chairs:

  • Represent the needs of professional counselors in their respective region.
  • Identify potential training and conference venues, topics, and opportunities within their respective region, liaising with the Executive Director and President as needed.
  • Attend all Governing Council meetings, in person or remotely.
  • Communicate effectively the vision and purpose of the organization.
  • Advocate for and represent the organization at external meetings and events.
  • Are aware of current issues that might affect the organization.
  • Hold and maintain an LPC in compliance with the highest regard to ethical and legal standards.
  • Understanding regional challenges, good-faith efforts are made to attend all CCA trainings, events, and conferences (free of charge).
  • Organize training and education opportunities for their respective region.
  • Compile a list of regional hospitals, community agencies and centers that can be a resource to those within their respective region.

Subscription Liaison

The Subscription Liaison terms begin on June 1st, 2019, ending on June 30th, 2020.

With the approval of the Governing Council, this position may be maintained beyond a one year term limit. Estimated monthly time commitment: 3 hours.

Subscription Liaisons are experts in their respective field and prepare CCA members accordingly. Currently, CCA offers four subscriptions for members: Counselor Education and Supervision; Multicultural Counseling and Development; Counselors in Private Practice; and LGBT Issues in Counseling. Each liaison educates and informs members who have subscribed. 

Must be a current member of CCA to apply.

Subscription Liaisons:

  • Maintain a relevant and working knowledge base of their subscription.
  • Inform and education subscribers of current research, legislation, or clinical trends through an electronic newsletter once per month.
  • Hold annual subscription meetings at the annual CCA Springs conference.
  • Attend all Governing Council meetings, in person or remotely.
  • Communicate effectively the vision and purpose of CCA.
  • Advocate for and represent CCA at external meetings and events.
  • Are aware of current issues that might affect CCA.
  • Hold and maintain an LPC in compliance with the highest regard to ethical and legal standards.
  • Makes good-faith efforts to attend all CCA trainings, events, and conferences (free of charge).

Member Communication Liaison

The Member Communication Liaison term begins on June 1st, 2019, ending on June 30th, 2020.

With the approval of the Governing Council, this position may be maintained beyond a one year term limit. Estimated monthly time commitment: 5 hours.

The Member Communication Liaison is the most common communicator of the CCA Governing Council to members and the counseling community. This position is vital to the health of CCA and strongly supports CCA members.

Must be a current member of CCA to apply.

The Member Communication Liaison:

  • Prepares and distributes weekly electronic newsletter to CCA members.
  • Utilizes social media to inform the counseling community of CCA events, conferences, and relevant information.
  • Liaisons with the Executive Director and President as needed.
  • Attends all Governing Council meetings, in person or remotely.
  • Communicates effectively the vision and purpose of the organization.
  • Advocates for and represents CCA at external meetings and events.
  • Is aware of current issues that might affect CCA.
  • Ensures all communication is in adherence to ACA Codes of Ethics.
  • Makes good-faith efforts to attend all CCA trainings, events, and conferences (free of charge).