Other Committees, Task Forces, and Advisory Groups

APDT 2017 C.L.A.S.S. Task Force Charter

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Operational Alignment:  Determine staff and volunteer roles for continuation of the program including exhibiting C.L.A.S.S. materials at other conferences, to shelters, members, etc.

Mission:  To continue working on an updated version of the C.L.A.S.S. program that is desired by all participants and one that generates revenue for the association.

Purpose (Role):

  1. To evaluate current deficiencies in the C.L.A.S.S. program (see Exhibit A) and present changes to the Board.
  2. Continue with the plan to update the current program and the individuals responsible for its maintenance.
  3. Create a marketing plan to garner interest and participation in the program.

Deliverables:  Revised program, updates to the C.L.A.S.S. site including incorporating new logo, copyright materials, sponsorships, etc.  Chair is responsible to provide a written report each month to be included in the Board consent agenda.

Prerequisite Experience:  Familiarity with the C.L.A.S.S. program.  Experience as a C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator is desired, but not required.

Resources:  The task force will work with the following staff: APDT Executive Director. Communications will be via email, with one (1) conference call per month until all tasks are completed.

Authority/Limitations:  Members of the task force are not official representatives of the APDT and cannot represent the APDT on a local, national or international level without the prior written permission from the Board.

Number of Members:  3-5 Members + Officer Liaison + Staff

Chair: TBD

Method of Task Force Member Selection:  The Board of Directors shall appoint the Chair to the task force and will work with the Chair to appoint the at-large members to the task force. Members of the task force are required to sign the APDT confidentiality and conflict of interest forms.

Accountability:  The Chair and task force members are responsible to the Executive Director and the board of directors.

Frequency of Meetings:  Conference calls will be held on a monthly basis and may become more frequent per the direction of the chair.  Other work will be communicated electronically via email or through the online community.

Proposed Date:  ASAP
Effective Date: January 1, 2017
Duration:  6 Months
Community Group:  2017 CLASS Task Force

See also: Issues with the CLASS Program

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