The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) champions volunteer leadership in NAFSA and supports initiatives that cultivate, recruit, and orient volunteer member-leaders for the association. Its work supports NAFSA's strategic objectives by working to ensure effective governance, leadership, communication, and coordination of policies and procedures for leadership.
Members of the LDC help to:
- Identify and vet prospects for non-board elected positions according to Rule IV of NAFSA's Standing Rules.
- Encourage members from underrepresented constituencies (e.g. geographic, organizational, demographic, etc.) to get involved in volunteer leadership.
- Promote the value of volunteering and member leadership as a way to build one's career, to share one's expertise, and to contribute to the advancement of international education.
- Create and maintain resources for the recruitment and orientation of member-leaders, in coordination with the knowledge communities, regional teams, and other committees.
Members of the LDC serve a two-year term. They are expected to maintain NAFSA membership and attend NAFSA Annual Conferences during their appointment. In order to prevent a conflict of interest, current LDC members are not eligible for elected positions but may stand for election to the Board of Directors.