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By being a member of the APTA and IPTA, you are already helping to shape the future of the physical therapy profession. Are you looking for an opportunity to become more active and involved?

Through serving as an IPTA leader, you can add your fresh ideas to be blended and molded into new initiatives and challenges for the association. Our leaders are the many dedicated professionals that work together to help drive the future for the physical therapy profession in Illinois -- and even the nation through the work of our delegation to the APTA's House of Delegates.

Are you ready to lead, encourage and inspire?
The IPTA invites those who are passionate about the profession to apply for leadership positions. Nominations are NOW being accepted.

Positions that are up for election include:

Vice President (January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020) 2 year position, eligible for second consecutive term
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The Vice President serves as a member of the IPTA’s Board of Director’s Executive Committee. The Vice President also serves as the Chair of the IPTA’s newly formed Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation (501(c)3) as well as the Vice Speaker of the Assembly of Representatives. The responsibilities of the Vice President include attending and participating in all (5) board meetings per year and (4-6 per year) executive committee meetings, chairing the (2-4 per year) meetings of the IPTF, and vice-chairing the pre and post meetings of the Assembly. In person or virtual attendance is acceptable, with the exception, of the Assembly of Representatives, where in person attendance is required.

In addition to filling in as needed for the President, the Vice President may be assigned additional responsibilities by the IPTA President. This may include attending political events or district events/meetings, chairing or serving on a taskforce or workgroup, or solo work on a specific initiative. For the IPTF, the Vice President (as Chair), will help the foundation move forward on its strategic plan, which was developed in early 2016. For the Assembly, the Vice President (as Vice Speaker) fills in as needed for the Speaker, and assists the Speaker at the annual Assembly.

The ideal candidate for Vice President should be passionate about the physical therapy profession and be interested in how the IPTF will help advance research and education to the benefit of the public. Strong organization/time management skills, ability to communicate effectively, and ability to complete tasks on time are important attributes for a person serving in this important position. It is estimated that it takes approximately 8-10 hours per month to effectively hold this position. In state travel may be required but usually does not require overnight stay.


Secretary (January 1, 2019-December 31, 2020) 2 year position, eligible for second consecutive term
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The Secretary serves as a member of the IPTA’s Board of Director’s Executive Committee. The Secretary also serves as the Secretary of the IPTA’s newly formed Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation (501(c)3) as well the Secretary for the annual Assembly of Representatives. The responsibilities of the Secretary include attending and participating in all (5) board meetings and (4-6 per year) executive committee meetings, as well as attending and participating in the (2-4 per year) meetings of the IPTF and pre/post meetings of the Assembly. In person or virtual attendance is acceptable, with the exception, of the Assembly of Representatives, where in person attendance is required.

The primary responsibility for the Secretary in all three roles is to keep the minutes for all meetings and ensure that they are recorded with the IPTA and APTA. In addition, the Secretary may be assigned additional responsibilities by the IPTA President, IPTF Chair and the Assembly Speaker. This may include attending district events/meetings, chairing or serving on a taskforce or workgroup, or solo work on a specific initiative.

The ideal candidate for Secretary should be passionate about the physical therapy profession and be interested in how the IPTF will help advance research and education to the benefit of the public. Strong organization/time management skills, ability to communicate effectively, and ability to complete tasks on time are important attributes for a person serving in this important position. It is estimated that it takes approximately 8-10 hours per month to effectively hold this position. In state travel may be required but usually does not require overnight stay.


Treasurer (January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019) 1 year position (special election), eligible for second consecutive term of 2 years
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The Treasurer serves as a member of the IPTA’s Board of Director’s Executive Committee. The Treasurer also serves as the Treasurer of the IPTA’s Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation (501(c)3) and Chair of the Finance Committee. The responsibilities of the Treasurer include attending and participating in all (5) board meetings per year and (4-6 per year) executive committee meetings, attending and participating in the (2-4 per year) meetings of the IPTF, the Assembly of Representatives (once a year), and finance committee meetings (2-3 per year). In person or virtual attendance is acceptable, with the exception, of the Assembly of Representatives, where in person attendance is required.

The primary responsibility for the Treasurer in all three roles is to provide oversight and consultation on the Chapter and Foundation’s finances. In addition, the Treasurer may be assigned additional responsibilities by the IPTA President and IPTF Chair. This may include attending district events/meetings, chairing or serving on a taskforce or workgroup, or solo work on a specific initiative. The Executive Director consults regularly with the Treasurer with regard, to approval of certain expenditures, review of financial performance and investments, and development of annual budgets.

The ideal candidate for Treasurer should be passionate about the physical therapy profession and be interested in how the IPTA and IPTF will help advance research and education to the benefit of the public. Strong organization/time management skills, an understanding of business/financial management, the ability to communicate effectively, and ability to complete tasks on time are important attributes for a person serving in this important position. It is estimated that it takes approximately 3-5 hours per month to effectively hold this position. In state travel may be required but usually does not require overnight stay.


Nominating Committee (January 1, 2019-December 31, 2021) 3 year position
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By serving on the nominating committee, you help fellow members identify opportunities for them to use their knowledge and experience to help the IPTA advance the ethical and professional best practice of physical therapy in Illinois. The nominating committee is a year-round position that includes participating in committee conference calls and, during the election process, actively communicating with members and committee members to develop the slate of candidates. The chair of the committee is the most senior member and is responsible for leading the activities of the NC and communicating with the IPTA Board of Directors & Assembly of Representatives via written and verbal reports, as well as attendance (in-person/virtual) at meetings.

The ideal candidate has good knowledge of how the IPTA utilizes volunteer leaders in various roles, our strategic goals and initiatives, and can recruit candidates through professional networks throughout the state. Strong organization, communication, and time management skills are important. It is estimated that most months it takes 1-2 hours per month and 10-20 hours per month in January, February, and March to effectively hold this position. No travel is required, however attending district meetings may be helpful. Most nominating committee meetings are held via conference call and the members communicate frequently via email.


Delegate at Large (January 1, 2019-December 31, 2020) 2 year position, eligible for second consecutive term
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The APTA’s House of Delegates helps create the future of physical therapy. The IPTA’s delegation to the APTA’s annual House of Delegates travels annually to a pre-determined location to conduct the business of the APTA in a multi-day meeting. Typically, the event will be held mid-June in a destination to be announced. A travel allowance is provided for each delegate, however delegates may have additional out of pocket costs determined by hotel and meal selection.

In addition to traveling to participate in the APTA’s House of Delegates meetings, Illinois delegates are required to participate (in person or virtually) in pre and post HOD meetings held throughout the year. Delegates at large are expected to communicate with other members via attendance and participating at district meetings. Delegates are expected to read all materials distributed by the APTA for the HOD, as well as be prepared to discuss and debate them at all meetings.

The ideal candidates for Delegate at Large should be passionate about the future of physical therapy and be well informed of what is currently happening in the profession. Strong organization, communication and punctuality/time management skills are important. It is estimated that most months it takes 2-3 hours per month and several days in June to effectively hold this position. Out of state (overnight) travel is required.


Elections will take place this spring (voting opens March 21st, and will close at 11:59 pm on April 5th) and all terms of office begin January 1st, 2019.

Those elected will be invited to participate in leadership development and orientation opportunities, attend board and district meetings, and take part in program development and budget planning beginning in September, 2018. This way new leaders have a hand in gathering the information and materials needed to dig in and get started on January 1st.

You can nominate yourself or another member here.



 

 


Dates to Remember:

Call for Nominations:
December 1st, 2017
 January 20th 2018

Deadline for Nominations:
January 20th, 2018

Slate Announced:
March 9th, 2018

Voting Opens:
March 21st, 2018

Voting Closes at 11:59 pm:
April 5th, 2018

Results Posted: 
April 12th, 2018

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