UEA Standing Committee Summit: Moving association work forward
On Saturday, Sept. 21, more
than 50 UEA leaders and staff gathered for a Standing Committee Summit. At the
Summit, leaders selected as UEA standing committee members learned skills and information necessary to address the needs of the UEA members they serve. These teachers volunteer their time to participate as committee members to help further association goals and strengthen the teaching profession.
Board of Directors annually appoints standing committees to carry on
activities or pursue purposes of a continuing nature. These committees are
responsible for the duties set forth in the UEA Bylaws and for other duties as
the Board may specify.
“We are here to inform
the work of our committees and provide training to help you to help our
members,” said UEA President Heidi Matthews as she introduced the meeting. Meeting
topics ranged from how to conduct an effective meeting and develop
relationships, to creating strategic action plans for carrying out the work of
UEA Staff and Board
members shared the components of effective teams such as roles, goals,
relationships and procedures. UEA Executive Director Brad Bartels discussed the
UEA Strategic Plan being developed by the UEA Board and UEA Board Member Denise
Lake introduced the UEA’s
Ethnic Minority Involvement Plan. “As leaders in our association, we have a
job to do,” said Lake. “It’s our plan, it’s Utah’s plan and I need everyone to commit
to help accomplish the plan goals. We need your voice.”
UEA standing committees
day concluded with members of each standing committee conducing a committee meeting.
For most, this was their first meeting of the year.