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Committee Roundtable Scheduled June 25

NORDP has scheduled a Committee Roundtable on Thurs., Jun. 25, at 3:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (2:00 CDT, 1:00 MDT, and noon PDT), to explain the many committee activities underway and how members can get involved. Register for the roundtable here (NORDP members only).

“NORDP depends heavily on volunteers, and it takes a lot of dedicated research development professionals to support our growing profession.  We hope NORDP members, especially our new members, will join us at this roundtable to find opportunities to contribute to that effort,” says Karen Fletcher, NORDP president.

In the process of committee work, Fletcher notes, members create rich relationships with RD professionals across the country. She describes this new two-step committee engagement process as: (1) attend the committee roundtable to explore opportunities, and (2) attend your chosen committee’s July meeting. “Regardless of where you are in your RD career, your expertise is needed,” Fletcher adds. “Veteran or beginner, title or no title, the diversity of our membership is what has enabled NORDP to grow so rapidly.”

Brief descriptions of the committees are included below, along with the date of each committee meeting. Each committee has created a poster to summarize their activities, available here.

NORDP’s committees are listed below, along with meeting times during July. Members can sign up to join in on these July meetings by registering here.

Committee on Inclusive Excellence (CIE) – Works to operationalize inclusive excellence within NORDP.  While there is no meeting set for July, you can contact Gretchen Kiser at or Etta Ward at for more information.

Member Services Committee (MSC) – Recruits and retains members, assesses member needs, and provides member benefits and services.  Committee meeting on Jul. 6, 1:00 p.m. EDT (noon CDT, 11:00 MDT, and 10:00 PDT).

Mentoring Committee – Offers meaningful mentoring expertise, support and resources – Committee meeting on Jul. 23, 2:00 p.m. EDT (1:00 CDT, noon MDT, and 11:00 PDT).

Nominating Committee – Facilitates board nominations and the election process.  While there is no meeting set for July, you can contact Kim Patten at for more information.

Professional Development Committee (PD) – Coordinates the development and delivery of training and resources for members. Committee meeting on ­­­July 16, 3:00 p.m. EDT (2:00 CDT, 1:00 MDT, and noon PDT).

Strategic Alliances Committee (SAC) – Builds mutually beneficial relationships with related organizations.  While there is no meeting set for July, you can contact Karen Eck at  for more information.

Additional information on NORDP committees can be found at the NORDP website.

NORDP fosters a culture of inclusive excellence by actively promoting and supporting diversity, inclusion and equity in all its forms to expand our worldview, enrich our work, and elevate our profession.



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