Hi! My name is Frances Schroeder and as Immediate Past President of TSGNA, I am also the Chairperson for the Nominations and Elections Committee. As past president of TSGNA, I have been honored to represent our state on a national level. SGNA Annual Courses and Leadership Conferences are only two of the opportunities where I’ve made new friends and seen new places on behalf of TSGNA. Now as Chairperson of The Nominations and Elections Committee, I’d like to encourage all TSGNA members to consider how they may take advantage of those opportunities as well. Please don’t say no without researching further. I encourage you to contact anyone who has ever held an office in TSGNA and ask questions. Read the commissions for each position under “About TSGNA”. Make an informed decision, whatever your answer may be.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Self-Appraisal and Personal Checklist for Leadership Candidates
There is no right or wrong answer, and this is not submitted with your nomination. It is merely a checklist for you to better understand your chance for a rewarding experience.
- Why do I want to be an elected leader of TSGNA?
- Am I willing to sacrifice time, money, and other goals?
- Will my health and spirit withstand the barrage of demands?
- Can I identify with and work with the SGNA Headquarters staff as a team member?
- Am I emotionally fit to withstand the jealousy, fears, and criticisms of peers?
- Can I take constructive criticism and use it in a positive manner?
- Can I communicate effectively? Can I deliver the message to others? Do I know how or are willing to learn how to communicate electronically using email as the primary method?
- Can I subordinate my personal biases to respond to the needs of the full constituency?
- Can I deal with being a past leader when my term is over?
- Can I delegate responsibilities effectively, knowing I can’t do it all or alone?
I have reviewed the TSGNA By-Laws on the TSGNA website.
I reflect the values I claim to believe in.
I have read the Commission for the desired position and have a clear understanding of the duties.
I make decisions and complete tasks in a timely manner.
I am aware of my strengths and weaknesses and will ask for help when I need it.
I do not let personalities affect decisions I make about Society issues.
I am sensitive to the needs of others and encourage them to express their points of view.
When communicating with others, I stress the positive, even when facing a negative situation.
I identify fellow members with leadership potential and encourage them to develop their skills and pursue further involvement in the Society.
I give recognition to those involved in activities accomplished through teamwork.
I am emotionally stable and in good health. I promote good health by my actions.
I will act on behalf of the best interests of the Society and not personal gains.
I will attend meetings and be prepared. I will be organized.
I am in touch with members’ changing needs in the GI workplace and consider them when decision-making.
I am passionate about by career in gastroenterology and always striving to learn more.
I believe in carrying through with commitments I make.