The C.A.R. Committee Liaisons will meet on Wednesday, January 21 at 4:00
p.m. in Ferrante Room I on Level Three of the Monterey Conference Center,
on Thursday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m. in Larkin Room I on the
Second Level of the Monterey Conference Center, and, if
necessary, again on Friday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m. in Larkin Room I
of the Monterey Conference Center.
Agenda for January 2009
1. Update on Key Issues and Leadership Team Discussions -- Steve
2. Update on Selected Committee Agenda Items -- All
3. Identification of "Crossover" Issues Affecting Multiple Committees --
Committee Liaison Job Description
Revised: November 29, 2006
Committee Liaisons play a key role in facilitating two-way communications
between Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs and the elected Leadership Team.
Committee Liaisons counsel and advise the Chairs and Vice Chairs of their
assigned committees, and help the Committee Chairs to achieve the greatest
possible levels of success with their responsibilities consistent with the
Association's strategic plan and objectives. They assist committee
leaders to stretch their wings, and are there to catch them if they are
about to fall. Committee Liaisons share information with one another,
and with the elected Leadership Team, so that big picture Association goals
are not neglected when a challenge happens to arise in a single committee
or with a particular issue, and so that complex or groundbreaking policy
matters can be appropriately prioritized for discussion and debate in the
relevant committees and by the Board of Directors. Through their
efforts, Committee Liaisons facilitate improved communications across
multiple committees when issues that cross traditionally defined committee
responsibilities are under consideration.
Committee Liaisons also serve as the eyes and ears of the elected
Leadership Team, to alert them of any potential problems or issues in a
committee, and they play a valuable part in identifying future Association
Committee Liaisons are appointed by the incoming Association President to a
one year term, and attend the meetings of the Executive Committee.
Committee Liaisons are non-voting members of each committee to which they
are assigned. They attend meetings of their assigned committees as
the schedule permits.