Professional Development Chair & Committee


    The Professional Development Committee and chair will be responsible for aiding the AFA staff in identifying, developing, and implementing the various components of the associations’ educational strategy. The committee will help integrate the Core Competencies into existing programs to better guide the development of educational programming and resources and help create new educational experiences to assist members in their own professional development.

    • Participate in monthly virtual meetings.
    • In conjunction with AFA staff,
      • Analyze and report results of the annual needs assessment.
      • Set targets for professional development among association members.
      • Create an educational program plan based on crucial/relevant topics and member needs.
      • Provide direction and feedback on design of new programming.
      • Report on professional development progress across the association.
    • Conduct analysis and research on supporting documents to inform future decision making related to the educational strategy of AFA.
    • Assist in the marketing of programs through personal networks and social media.
    • Participate in initiatives directed by the AFA staff or board of directors.
    • Serve as core competencies ambassadors by providing coaching, virtual presentations, and interpretation when requested by members.
    • Build resources to support members’ use of the core competencies for professional development.
    • Members should be:
      • Well versed in the issues facing fraternity/sorority professionals.
      • Experienced with measuring and assessing learning.
      • Familiar with talent development theories, strategies, and techniques.
      • Experienced in educational program design and evaluation.
      • Forward-thinking, goal/detail oriented, and team-driven.
      • Have strong verbal and written communication skills required.
    Commitment Required
    • Appointments are for a 2 year term with approximately half of the Professional Development Committee transitioning each year.
    • Participate in monthly meetings (or more frequently as needed) led by the AFA staff or committee chair.
    • Members can expect to spend 2-4 hours per week on committee activities.


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