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Our Advisory Group has direct input and communication with the Board of Directors. The group informs board decisions and communicates member needs, concerns and suggestions to the board.

The ASSP Advisory Group

The Advisory Group is a standing committee of the ASSP Board of Directors. It is responsible for monitoring trends impacting workplace safety and the occupational safety and health profession and will use this information to recommend courses of action to the Board of Directors.

SAVE THE DATE: The first Advisory Group meeting will be July 20th 11am - 12:30pm CDT. Details will be sent to Advisory Group members in early July.

Advisory Group Membership

The Advisory Group is a large-scale committee of over 400 ASSP members comprised of:

  • General Membership: Members in good standing will comprise up to one-quarter of the membership on the Advisory Group and will serve in an at-large capacity.
  • Chapters: Each chapter will have Advisory Group representation based on their membership as defined in the ASSP bylaws.
  • Common Interest and Practice Specialty Communities: Members elected to serve as administrators and assistant administrators of common interest groups and practice specialties.
  • Elected Society Leaders: Members elected to the offices of council vice president, regional vice president and area director.

Advisory Group: Member-at-Large Recruitment

ASSP is launching the first-ever recruitment process for Advisory Group members.  There are 105 positions available for the 2022 – 2023 Advisory Group. This is open to any ASSP member in good standing.

As defined in the Society Operating Guideline 4.1: Advisory Group Operations, at-large members will represent the interests of the general ASSP membership and occupational safety and health professionals. At-large members will serve a one-year term beginning on July 1, 2022. They may serve more than one term.

Volunteering to Serve

If you are interested in serving as a member-at-large, please submit your interest through the Leadership Connection form. There are a limited number of spots available – 105 for this year - and we can only accept complete submissions. Appointments will be made on a first-come, first served basis. 

The first 105 members who submit a completed form will be appointed to the 2022-23 Advisory Group.  We will notify you by June 15. 

We will also notify members who submit a completed form but are not appointed due to the group’s limited capacity by June 15. We will keep your interest on file in case of future vacancies.

Leadership Connection

Benefits of Serving on the Advisory Group

Advisory Group members will:

  • Develop leadership and strategic planning skills, particularly related to organizational governance
  • Network with other community leaders and safety professionals
  • Be a voice to and for the diverse ASSP membership on Society matters
  • Contribute to the growth and development of ASSP and the safety profession
  • Earn professional certification maintenance points

Advisory Group Expectations

Advisory Group members can expect to:

  • Participate in quarterly virtual meetings
  • Receive and read monthly updates from the Board of Directors
  • Complete the annual plan of work. The 2022 workplan includes:
    • Complete onboarding and orientation
    • Appoint the operations committee
    • Inform the Society’s strategic plan
    • Inform membership benefits, value, packaging/pricing
    • Update Advisory Group operations/SOG
  • Receive requests to participate in additional virtual engagement activities, focus groups or surveys

Questions?

Please contact our governance team with any questions or for additional information.

Voting Outcomes

The House of Delegates recently deliberated on two motions, the selling of ASSP’s headquarters building and a proposed governance change. The e-ballot vote on these motions was open Jan. 28, 2022, to March 14, 2022. We are pleased to share the following results:

  • Motion 1: Grant real estate transaction authority to the Board of Directors to sell ASSP’s headquarters building in Park Ridge, IL. APPROVED
  • Motion 2: Approve revised bylaws enacting the governance changes approved by the Board of Directors. APPROVED

Voting report

This report is provided and verified by Survey and Ballot Systems (SBS), an independent third-party partner that supported the voting process and distributed ballots to all delegates on record.