Governance Secretary

Qualifications and Responsibilities

Tenure of Office

Successful candidates will serve a two-year term, beginning on September 1, 2020.


The following qualifications are evaluated by the Elections Committee to develop a slate of candidates for this position:

♦ Participation in and support of the National Association for Gifted Children. Criteria for consideration include:

  • Nominee must be an NAGC member in good standing
  • Nominee must have served on the Board for one full term in the past 10 years
  • NAGC convention attendance
  • Presentation at NAGC conventions
  • NAGC committee participation
  • Evidence of competency in gifted education

♦ Support of and contributions to the field of gifted education (e.g., books, monographs, creative contributions)

♦ Demonstrated advocacy and leadership experience (e.g., starting a parent group, starting a local association for the gifted)

♦ Other Board experience, examples of Board-level governance service, policy writing experience preferred


  • Serve as the chair of the Governance Committee.
  • Review and identify policy needs of the Association and work with various stakeholders to develop policy.
  • Review and make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding proposed changes to existing policy and or regulations and creation of new policy.
  • Serve as association Parliamentarian.
  • Identify and work with authors to develop position papers as directed by the Board of Directors.
  • Monitor the success of the Board itself and conduct a board self-assessment periodically.
  • Present a regular report to the Board on areas of responsibility.
  • Participate on the review committee to annually evaluate the performance of the Executive Director and determine the compensation and other financial arrangements of the Executive Director.