Criteria for the role of AMEE President Elect - AMEE

Criteria for the role of AMEE President Elect

Criteria for the role of AMEE President Elect:

  • Strategic thinking: The President Elect should have a vision for the future of AMEE, be able to think strategically and support the development of long-term plans for the organisation, while also being able to adapt to changing circumstances and seize opportunities as they arise. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to articulate their vision and plans to the wider AMEE Community. 
  • Commitment to the organisation’s mission: The President Elect should be deeply committed to the organisation’s mission to promote and inspire excellence, collaboration and scholarship across the continuum of health professions education, and should be able to inspire others to share that commitment.  They should demonstrate significant commitment to, and understanding of, the organisation. 
  • Strong academic background: The President Elect should have a solid academic background in the field of health professions education and have extensive experience in research, teaching and faculty development. 
  • Leadership skills: The President Elect should be able to demonstrate their skills and experience as an effective leader who can inspire and motivate members of the organisation to work towards its mission and goals.  
  • Experience in international settings: The President Elect should have experience working in an international context, with a deep understanding of cultural differences and the ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Strong communication skills: The President Elect should be an excellent communicator, with the ability to articulate the organisation’s mission and vision to a variety of audiences, including members, donors and the public. 
  • Demonstrable involvement in AMEE: The President Elect should be able to showcase a range of experiences of being involved with AMEE such as attendance at conferences, webinars, abstract reviewer, journal reviewer, theme committee members etc. 
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion: The President Elect should have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, with a track record of promoting equity and addressing issues of social justice in the field of health professional education 

The President Elect transitions to become AMEE President after two years.  Having then served two years as President, they serve as Past President for two years.  Candidates therefore have to be willing to commit to a six year term on the AMEE Governing Committee.  

Responsibilities of the role of the President include: 

  • To provide leadership and to Chair the Governing Committee and to ensure that. Trustees/Directors fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the proper governance of the Association. 
  • To Chair the AMEE Advisory Council. 
  • To represent AMEE externally, acting as an ambassador to enhance the reputation of the organisation. 
  • To develop a professional relationship with the CEO within which each can speak openly about concerns, worries and challenges. 
  • To be able to commit sufficient time to fulfil the obligations of the role and be willing to accommodate the working hours of AMEE’s UK headquarters.  
  • Time commitment for this role is as follows:  a two hour formal Governing Committee meeting in November, February and May.  A one day meeting on the Saturday of the annual AMEE Conference.  Informal one hour meetings in other months and regular catch ups with the CEO.  Travel for AMEE business will be agreed annually and will normally be to relevant conferences where travel will be reimbursed. 


Criteria for the role of being a regular / lay member of the Governing Committee of AMEE are as follows:

Governance and Strategic Direction: Trustees/Directors are responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of AMEE, ensuring it aligns with its mission and vision.  

Financial Oversight: Trustees/Directors must ensure AMEE’s financial stability and accountability. This includes overseeing budgeting, financial planning and the management of assets and resources to ensure that funds are used effectively and for their intended purpose. 

Risk Management: Identifying, assessing, and managing risks to AMEE’s assets, reputation and operations is a key responsibility.  

Performance and Impact Evaluation: Trustees/Directors should regularly review AMEE’s activities and outcomes to ensure it is making progress towards its objectives and delivering on its mission.  

Promote the Charity: Trustees/Directors have a role in advocating for and promoting AMEE’s mission, aims and achievements to increase its visibility, support base and fundraising opportunities. 

Duty of Care: Trustees/Directors must act with care and diligence, making decisions in the best interest of AMEE and not for personal gain. They should use their skills and experience to contribute to AMEE’s success. 

Attend Meetings and Participate Actively: Trustees/Directors are expected to attend board meetings regularly, participate in discussions, decision-making processes, committees and support AMEE’s activities. 

Uphold AMEE’s Values and Reputation: Trustees must act in a way that upholds the charity’s values, integrity and reputation. This includes ensuring that the charity operates transparently and ethically. 

Time commitment: one hour monthly drop in sessions apart from November, February and May when there will be a two hour formal Governing Committee meeting.  One day meeting on the Saturday of the AMEE conference.  Ad hoc email /occasional other meetings at the request of the CEO. 

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