Application for CBDCE Board of Directors

  1. Overview
  2. Section A
  3. Sections B-C
  4. Sections D-F
  5. Section G
  6. Submission

Overview

CBDCE is pleased to provide this information to consider before making a decision to apply for a position on the Board of Directors.

The composition of the CBDCE Board of Directors (Board) is identified in the organization's bylaws:
The number of Directors shall be no more than eleven voting members. These shall consist of at least nine Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCDESs) to include at least two registered nurses, two registered dietitians/dietitian nutritionists, one pharmacist, one provider (MD, DO, PA, NP), and one "other" professional. The additional two members can come from any discipline. The "other" professional category includes any discipline other than registered nurse, registered dietitian/dietitian nutritionist, pharmacist or provider. In addition, one public member and the Immediate Past-Chair serve as directors.

In accordance with the bylaws, specific positions must be filled to maintain the Board composition. The positions to be filled by election in 2021 for service beginning in 2022 are three CDCES seats: one pharmacist and two CDCESs from any discipline; and one public member seat. Individuals elected will serve a four-year term.

All applicants for the CDCES seats must be diabetes care and education specialists holding active certification with CBDCE.

The primary focus of the Board is oversight of the certification program for diabetes care and education specialists, which includes the development, execution and evaluation of the organization’s strategic plans and initiatives; the development, allocation and review of appropriate financial resources to support the activities of CBDCE; the development, review and approval of organizational policies and procedures to ensure successful administration of CBDCE’s programs; and participation in the selection and performance evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer. Directors also serve on committees and special task forces related to certification issues. Management and operation of the CBDCE national office are overseen by CBDCE’s Chief Executive Officer.

Special Notifications:

CDCESs who serve on the Board receive an extension of their certification expiration date on an annual basis until their full term is completed. At that time, a final extension of the expiration date is made for two full years, with recertification needed in the third year after the end of the term.

During term of office and for two years after completing board tenure, directors may not participate in the development or presentation of review courses, study guides, or any materials designed primarily for examination review purposes.

Role Description & Bylaws

Understanding and appreciation of the responsibilities and commitments necessary to serve effectively are of critical importance before making the decision to apply. CBDCEs Board of Directors Role Description provides an overview of the responsibilities and expectations of those elected to serve on the Board. You'll also want to review the CBDCE Bylaws.

Applications, including all required documentation, must be submitted by May 17, 2021. CDCESs can apply using this online application tool. Public member applicants will make use a pdf application

The CBDCE Professional Development Committee, made up of current and past Board members, interviews qualified CDCESs who have submitted applications. Qualified candidates will be contacted via email to complete a survey of board traits/competencies and identify a date and time for the interview. (Note: Applicants will want to add "@cbdce.org" as a safe sender to their email address/contact list to ensure CBDCE email messages are received.)  

The interviews typically take place in July 2021 and will be conducted using a video platform.

The Professional Development Committee then prepares a slate of candidates to present to the Board for election.

Directors will be notified after the August 2021 Board meeting of their election and begin their term of service on January 1, 2022. Though Board service officially begins in 2022, to support the onboarding experience, incoming Board members will attend the November 5-6, 2021 Board meeting as guests.

The Board meeting dates for 2022 are February 19-20, May 20-22, August 27-28, and November 12-13. Meetings are typically 1-1/2 days and are held over a weekend. With the exception of the May meeting, meetings are held in Arlington Heights, IL.

A print out of your online application will not be available.  Should you wish to retain a copy, you may wish to keep a screenshot or print out each application page before moving on or selecting NEXT.

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Note: 3 CDCES seats are open for the 2021 election - one pharmacist and two CDCESs of any discipline

Personal Information

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Professional Information

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Preferred Method of Contact

For each of the following methods of contact, identify how you would prefer CBDCE staff to contact you about your application.


Section B: Certification Information

Respond to the following questions in relation to your CDCES credential.

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(yyyy; enter n/a if you haven't recertified to date)

Section C: Education Background

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Section D: Professional Experience in Diabetes Care and Education

Answer the next two questions in regards to your primary work or volunteer position.

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Maximum of 100 words
Maximum 100 words

Section E: Professional Activities

In the space provided below, list diabetes care and education-related and other professional activities in which you have been involved. Include offices held, committee affiliations, other special projects (editorial boards, newsletters, etc.), and dates of service.

National Diabetes Care and Education Activities

Starting with most recent service first, identify the position/office held, organization, and year(s) of service for each activity. Make use of the + button at the end of the field to add entries.

State/Local Diabetes Care and Education Activities

Starting with most recent service first, identify the position/office held, organization, and years(s) of service for each activity. Please do not include activities more than 10 years old.

Make use of the + button at the end of the field to add entries.

Board and Committee Experience with Other Organizations

Starting with most recent service first, identify the position/office held, organization, and year(s) of service for each activity. Please do not include activities more than 5 years old.

Make use of the + button at the end of the field to add entries.


For one or more of the board/committee experiences described in Section E above, briefly describe some key initiatives/activities in which you were actively involved.

Maximum 150 words

Starting with most recent activity first, identify the position/office, organization, and year(s) of service for each activity. Please do not include activities more than 5 years old.

Make use of the + button at the end of the field to add entries.

Section G: Professional Memberships

Provide the name of the organization for each diabetes care and education-related and other professional membership that you actively hold. Please do not enter more than three organizations.

Make use of the + button at the end of the field to add entries.


Applicant Statements

Provide responses to the following 6 questions.

Maximum 150 words
Maximum 150 words
Maximum 150 words
Maximum 200 words
Maximum 250 words
Maximum 250 words

Curriculum Vitae

Submit your current curriculum vitae or resume.

Accepts files with the following extensions: doc, docx, pdf

Letters of Recommendation 

Submit 2 letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your professional practice experience and activities in diabetes care and education.

Accept files with the following extensions: doc, docx, pdf
Accept files with the following extensions: doc, docx, pdf

Final Attestation