Academies Committee


The Academies Committee plans and implements the academies.


The committee has no expressed or implied power or authority.


  • The board shall appoint the chair and members of the committee.
  • The president shall appoint one director as the board liaison. The board liaison is a non-voting member of the committee.
  • The operations director shall serve as staff to the committee.
  • The committee may include non-director persons whose experience may assist the committee in the performance of its duties.

Current members

  • Kaitlyn Goodall, Chair
  • Nikki Massaro Kauffman, Board Liaison
  • Sara Clark, Operations Director


  • Develops each academy’s curriculum to meet community needs.
  • Coordinates presenters, from invitation to post-event followup.
  • Promotes and markets each academy.
  • Manages registrations and supports attendees.
  • Plans and implements an academy alumni reception at the Annual Conference.
  • Evaluates and selects location for all Academy-related functions.
  • Coordinates with venues and vendors on academy needs.
  • Develops and maintains academy website content and code.
  • Facilitates overall and session evaluations and synthesizes feedback for future planning.
  • Solicits and supports sponsors in coordination with the association’s sponsorship committee.
  • Manages the budget of the academies to achieve a 10% net profit.


  • Meets no fewer than 10 times per year, at the call of the chair of the committee/subcommittee.
  • Maintains minutes of all meetings.
  • Manages email inboxes for the events.
  • Reviews this charter annually and recommends changes to the board of directors.
  • Follows association policies and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains documentation about committee roles and procedures, including how this committee collaborates with others.
  • Communicates and collaborates with other committees and board of directors to accomplish association goals.
  • Provides quarterly updates to the board of directors.