THE COMMITTEES OF MPACE
Below you will find the various standing committees of MPACE, with a brief description of each. Complete the form at the bottom of this page and tell us what committee you are interested in finding out more about. Your contact info will be sent to the appropriate Board Member or Committee Chair.
Annual Conference Committees:
Responsible for coordinating all the arrangements for the annual conference to be held at a facility recommended and approved by the board, currently the 2nd week of December each year.
- Sponsorship - Solicit donations for the Conference and create different levels of sponsorship.
- Entertainment - Coordinate President’s Reception, Thursday evening (offsite) event; entertainment, theme, and work with Facilities on food.
- Exhibits - Identify and connect with previous and new exhibitors for the Conference. Coordinate the exhibit hall and enable and ensure a flow of members to meet with exhibitors
- Facilities - Review hotel contract and become familiar with key deadlines for food, room and AV agreements. Communicate regularly with hotel contact to ensure that contract and planning are updated.
- Programs - Identify and select keynote speakers and workshop presenters for the Conference. Develop a "Call for Programs". Communicate with identified presenters to program logistics. Work with Facilities on room and AV needs.
- Publicity - Promote Conference; distribute promotional material and MPACE Summer workshops. Responsible for the conference program book.
- Registration - Coordinate overall registration with MPACE office. Provide on-site support.
- Volunteers - Work with committees to identify opportunities for volunteers to perform at the conference site (e.g. speaker introductions, signage placements, etc).
- Fitness - Identify and arrange for sport/athletic and fitness/wellness activities at the conference. Publicize and promote such activities.
Time commitment varies depending on the committee and time of year. However, monthly conference calls lasting 1 ½ to 2 hours are regular. A committee chair usually spends about 8 – 10 hours per month (max) on conference business. Committee members average about 4 – 5 hours per month. The development and programs committees may require a little extra time.
- Responsible for identifying and delivering current research, educational programming, and funding to enhance the membership’s knowledge base on contemporary issues in the profession.
- Manage the Future Leaders Scholarship (FLS) program as well as the NACE Management Leadership Institute Scholarship (MLI) program.
- Identify and evaluate the relevance and value of professional developmental educational opportunities in the career services and college relations fields.
Time commitment includes bi-monthly conference calls (monthly calls when scholarship applications are due), review of FLS and MLI Scholarship applications each year, and occasional project assignments. Committee members also serve as mentors to the FLS recipient.
- Promote MPACE member engagement and networking via communications channels
- Write original content for e-newsletter and website
- Maintain social networking sites (i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter)
- Compile relevant external content to share with members (i.e. articles, videos)
- Support marketing and communications efforts of Regional Directors, Conference, etc
Committee typically meets for one hour via conference call every 2-3 months, or as needed. Committee members spend an average of 1-4 hours per month, occasionally more when working on special projects.
- Advocate and promote diversity issues within MPACE and develop activities to encourage members with diverse backgrounds to participate in the organization.
- Be aware and educate and sensitize the general membership on diversity issues.
- Review applications for membership, maintain and increase the membership base, and conduct activities to identify and attract new and diverse members.
- Develop and maintain database on members interested in getting involved with various association committees.
Quarterly conference calls and about 2 – 5 hours per month commitment.
- Coordinate and direct the development and delivery of ALL programs, services, workshops, seminars etc., in their respective region to provide members opportunities to meet, learn and discuss common interests and concerns between conferences.
- Conduct regional membership “pulse taking” and survey initiatives.
- Identify and provide developmental opportunities for members with an interest in or potential for assuming leadership roles within the MPACE.
Meets monthly through conference calls and round tables when possible. Plans at minimum 4 events per region each year.