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Leadership Development Task Force



The mission of the Leadership Development Task Force is to foster programs to develop a diversified cadre of volunteer leaders aligned with the brand and strategic direction of ACTE.


  1. To identify programs and activities that will identify, train and motivate leaders at the national and state levels.
  2. To identify a framework for increasing the number and variety of leadership opportunities for members.
  3. To identify ways to increase the relevancy and attractiveness of leadership service to younger members.
  4. To recommend avenues to promote the value of leadership in ACTE at the national and state levels.
  5. To identify ways to recognize leaders at the national and state levels.

The task force will consist of not less than eight and not more than 12 members. Criteria for membership include experience as a leader on the ACTE national or state level, experience teaching leadership development or experience in association management. Members must have the ability and time to actively engage in the work of the Task Force.

The Leadership Development Task Force is charged with reporting to the ACTE Board of Directors at the December 2010 meeting a draft of its recommendations.

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Current Leadership Development Task Force Representatives

Position Name
Chair Coleen Keffeler
Member-at-Large Marie Howard
Member-at-Large Van Hughes
Member-at-Large David Jones
Member-at-Large James Scott
Member-at-Large Michael Stone
Board Liaison Katrina Plese
Board Liaison Sherry Adrian
Staff Liaison Lauren Lessels

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