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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Committee members

Name

Institution

Committee Role

Eric Davidson

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Committee chair; AGU Past President

Robert Duce

Texas A&M University

Member

Luis A. Gonzalez

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Member

Hans Lechner

Michigan Technological University

Member

Catherine McCammon

University Bayreuth

Member

Jim Pizzuto

University of Delaware

Member

Sabine Stanley

Johns Hopkins University

Member

George Tsoflias

University of Kansas

Member

Vaughan Turekian

National Academy of Sciences

Member

Tong Zhu

Peking University

Member

Chris McEntee

AGU

Staff Partner; Executive Director/CEO

Cheryl Enderlein

AGU

Staff Partner; Director, Leadership and Volunteer Services


Committee charge

The Leadership Development/Governance Committee is charged with facilitating the nomination process for selecting candidates for election to the AGU Board and any at-large elected Council positions and helping orient them to their new roles and responsibilities. The committee promotes the development of an organizational mindset of identifying leadership skills and interests and work with the Council, committees, and sections to identify potential leaders for the future. Committee members discuss how to increase volunteer engagement and satisfaction and should be knowledgeable about good governance practices.

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Key Initiatives

  • 1
    Participate in orientation of newly elected and appointed Board and Council members and provide feedback for future orientation topics.
  • 2
    Recruit a diverse and balanced slate of qualified candidates for the Board and at-large Council positions and encourage sections to do the same for their open positions.
  • 3
    Provide input in Board and Council self-assessment process, analyze results and make recommendations for improving the performance of the Board and Council.
  • 4
    Promote development of an organizational mindset to identify and cultivate talent.
  • 5
    Develop recommendations for recognizing outstanding volunteer leadership.
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