NMRT Board Member Final Report

1. Office Name: Leadership Development Director

2. Office Term (Date: Ex. 2002-2003):  2003-2005

3. Discuss/summarize your involvement with your committees this year:

I have mainly served as a resource person--someone that the committee chairs can turn to when they have a question or an issue.  I think that is the role of the director.

4. Based on your year's experience in this office, what future directions do you see your office or NMRT needing to take this year or the following year?

I don't think that this office has many issues that need to be worked out.  I really see it as more of a support role. 

5. What tips or hints do you have that might help your successor carry out the duties of this office?

Must be willing to investigate the needs and questions of each committee.  Many of these committees have questions that are to some extent unique.  I often didn't have the answers but sought out those that did.

6. Please address the role of the board member as coordinator. For example, with student outreach split among three committees reporting to three directors, somebody will need to take the initiative to make sure things are going smoothly. Another example would be projects between membership, alumni, and student outreach which need to be coordinated. How might activities such as this be handled by board members efficiently and smoothly? Your thoughts here will be most helpful for future boards.

I think it would be really good if the chairs of the award oriented committees worked well together.  Because many of the applicants of the two NMRT awards are the same there is some confusions.  This year the chairs did work around this.  I don't know if this issue is spelled out in their committee chair literature or not.  I had not been given the heads-up about this issue.  Thank goodness the chairs recognized the need for collaboration.

7. Date of report: June 21, 2004

8. Submitted by: Sara E. Morris