Resolution writing is a great way to hone your advocacy skills. Starting as an idea, a resolution can develop into a formal proposal or recommendation. The purpose of a resolution from NCCL may be to establish AAFP policy, request investigation or implementation of an AAFP program, address issues of concern, or request eimination of non-essential AAFP activities. Constituency discussion groups are ideal forums for generating resolutions.
View the Resolution Guidelines(5 page PDF) to learn more about the process of writing and submitting resolutions.
To be considered, resolutions must:
Each resolution is assigned to a reference committee. The Conference Convener and next year’s Conference Convener determine the ultimate designation of which reference committee will act on a resolution. This determination looks at the relevance of the issue, the possible grouping of like issues for consideration, and the relative workload of each committee. At the publicized time, the committee hears testimony on its resolutions. The author of the resolution is allowed to testify first if so desired. Then, anyone with an interest in the resolution being discussed may offer input. Learn more about reference committees(4 page PDF).
Each reference committee presents its recommendations via consent calendar during the final business session. After all actions have been taken (adopted, not adopted, reaffirmed), resolutions that have been adopted are forwarded to the Board of Directors and assigned to appropriate AAFP commissions. Any resolution that has been directly forwarded to the AAFP Congress of Delegates will be reviewed first by the Commission on Membership and Member Services.
Reference committees and business sessions are open to all NCCL attendees. General registrants may co-author resolutions and testify on issues during sessions, but to vote on resolutions in the business session, you must be a chapter delegate. Contact your chapter to learn how to participate as a chapter delegate.
NCCL attendees are encouraged to run for office if qualified.
Elected positions include:
Learn more about the position requirements.
Callie Castro, CAE
NCCL Conference Strategist
(800) 274-2237, ext. 6824
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