Board Member Application

Board Member Application

ACA's Nominating Committee is accepting applications from candidates who are interested in serving in a volunteer leadership position in the association. The committee is seeking individuals who possess leadership competencies in the following areas:


 • Understand ACA’s structure, policies, and culture (including its mission, vision, values, goals, current strategic plan, governance structure, role of staff and volunteers, programs and services)
 • Understand the chiropractic profession – challenges, opportunities and threats and ACA’s role in advancing the profession.


 • Ability to inspire and empower others, including the recruitment and mentoring of new leaders
 • Use resources effectively to achieve set goals, including organizing tasks, delegating responsibilities that use people's skills efficiently, and directing other resources

Strategic Thinking & Decision Making

 • Ability to consider the big picture while being goal/future-oriented, not get caught in minutiae
 • Ability to process large amounts of information; synthesize and incorporate multiple viewpoints and perspectives
 • Ability to think independently and critically (including using research data, asking questions, challenging unsubstantiated information)
 • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify issues as well as the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
 • Ability to make informed decisions efficiently and take action when needed
 • Ability to be objective at all times about what is best for the whole of the association rather than what is best for a particular constituency


 • Speak professionally in small or large groups with prepared materials (including to articulate oneself clearly, concisely and logically while addressing the audience's needs)
 • Enhance one's intercultural competence continually and proactively, to represent the association in interactions with diverse groups of people in multiple contexts effectively
 • Facilitate group discussions strategically (including focusing on the agenda and working for practical consensus)
 • Advocate for chiropractors, students, and the profession at multiple levels, from local to national
 • Promote transparency, communicating developments to members, affiliates, etc. and invite input

Independence and Team Work

 • Ability to effectively collaborate with the Executive Vice President, Board colleagues, Delegates, members and staff
 • Ability to interact with other board members in a group setting, both contributing to, and valuing the contributions of all members
 • Ability to provide feedback to the Executive Vice President on behalf of the Board

Financial Literacy

 • Ability to understand and analyze financial reports
 • Ability to review and analyze proposed budgets in light of Association resources, strategic goals, and priorities

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Welcome to the

2021 BOG Application

Select the green Submit Nomination button to the left to begin your application process. You will be asked to upload important documents to support your application. Questions? Call 703-812-0213 for assistance.