Committees & Task Forces

ACA Committee/Task Force Leadership Handbook
ACA Committee/Task Force Member Statement of Commitment


2015-2016 ACA Committees

Audit Committee
The Committee’s primary duties and responsibility are to:
In working with the auditors, review the adequacy and the reliability of ACA’s internal controls and financial reporting; review the independence and performance of ACA’s external independent auditor (“Auditor”); review the ACA’s compliance with tax requirements; review allegations of violations of the ACA’s stated policies on Business Conduct, Conflicts of Interest, and Business Ethics; and the committee will report to Governing Council and recommend appropriate actions at regularly scheduled meetings.
AUDIT COMMITTEE ROSTER

Awards Committee
The Awards Committee shall develop procedures and administer the awards program for the Association.
AWARDS COMMITTEE ROSTER

Branch Development Committee
The Branch Development Committee shall promote information sharing and mentoring at the Region and Branch level regarding a) membership recruitment and retention plans and programs that have proven effective or successful; b) sources of and ways to enhance non-dues revenue; c) leadership recruitment, retention and revitalization; d) website design, operation and maintenance; and Branch evaluation and planning for present and future technology needs.
BRANCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ROSTER

Bylaws And Policies Committee
The Bylaws and Policies Committee shall review all proposed additions, revisions and deletions to  the ACA Bylaws and the Bylaws of branches, divisions, organizational affiliates, and forward their review to the ACA Governing Council.
BYLAWS AND POLICIES COMMITTEE ROSTER

Compensation Committee
The Compensation Committee recommends policies and processes to the Executive Committee and the Governing Council for the regular and orderly review of the compensation and benefits, the Executive Director and CEO and other senior executives (disqualified individuals).
COMPENSATION COMMITTEE ROSTER 

Conference Program Selection Committee
The Conference Program Selection Committee is a group of counseling leaders who select the programs that will make up the ACA Pre-Conference Learning Institutes and Conference Education Sessions.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM SELECTION COMMITTEE ROSTER 

Ethics Committee
The Ethics Committee shall be responsible for educating the membership concerning the ACA Code of Ethics monitoring and periodically revising the documents and procedures pertinent  to the Code of Ethics and receiving and processing complaints of alleged violations of the Code of Ethics of the association. The Ethics Committee shall prepare and publish in an ACA publication an annual statistical report of cases.

The Ethics Committee shall be responsible for developing, revising, and implementing written  procedures for interpreting the ACA Code of Ethics for members and the Code of Leadership of the  American Counseling Association for leaders.
ETHICS COMMITTEE ROSTER 

Ethics Appeals Panel
ETHICS APPEAL PANEL ROSTER

Financial Affairs Committee
The Financial Affairs Committee shall advise the Governing Council and Executive Director on such matters as budget planning and development and financial management. The Financial Affairs Committee shall monitor the Association’s finances and fiscal health.
FINANCIAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ROSTER

Graduate Student Committee
The ACA Graduate Student Committee shall promote graduate student members interest in the ACA. The committee shall work toward establishing active communication between ACA leadership, divisions, branches, and regions in order to promote graduate student involvement in the organization. The committee shall prepare an annual report detailing its activities, goals, and objectives.
GRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEE ROSTER 

Human Rights Committee
The Human Rights Committee shall promote programs that proactively address human rights, societal trends, and social issues most relevant to the profession and react to the barriers that interfere with human rights. The Committee shall administer the Human Concerns Fund and shall address human concerns as they affect the counseling profession.
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE ROSTER

International Committee
The International Committee shall promote, respect, and recognize the global interdependence among individuals, organizations, and societies. The Committee shall build bridges and promote meaningful relationships between ACA and other organizations outside the United States. The purpose of international professional collaboration shall be to promote the commonalities across these international organizations and their missions.
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ROSTER 

Investment Subcommittee
INVESTMENT SUBCOMMITTEE ROSTER

Nominations and Election Committee
The Nominations and Election Committee shall conduct the nominations and election of the Association, and annually review and recommend procedures for carrying out the annual election in accordance with the nominations and elections policies as adopted by the Governing Council.
NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION COMMITTEE ROSTER

Professional Standards Committee
The Professional Standards Committee shall promote the professionalization of counseling. The Committee shall be responsible for counselor advocacy and for monitoring graduate program accreditation, counseling center accreditation, and national voluntary counselor certification programs.
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE ROSTER

Public Policy and Legislation Committee
The Public Policy and Legislation Committee shall promote and support public policy and legislation that promotes the profession and enhances human development. The Committee shall be responsible for national and state legislative efforts related to counseling, including state licensure, and for government relations training of members.
PUBLIC POLICY AND LEGISLATION COMMITTEE ROSTER

Publications Committee
The Publications Committee shall make recommendations to the Governing Council and the Associate Publisher on such matters as media policy and procedures, planning, and development.  The Committee shall develop policies for the publication of the Journal of Counseling & Development, Counseling Today, books, and other media developed by the Association.
PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE ROSTER 

Research and Knowledge Committee
The Research and Knowledge Committee shall promote the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge in counseling.
RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE COMMITTEE ROSTER


2015-2016 ACA Task Forces

Anti-Bullying/Interpersonal Violence Task Force
The purpose of the Anti-Bullying/Interpersonal Violence Task Force is to organize efforts among grassroots counselors, branches, divisions, and regions to promote dignity and empowerment in all the settings in which counselors work.  The task force will coordinate efforts to create resources, materials, advocacy initiatives, research, etc., in support of empowering people and communities.  
ANTI-BULLYING/INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE TASK FORCE ROSTER

Professional Advocacy Task Force
The purpose of the Professional Advocacy Task Force is to organize efforts among grassroots counselors, branches, divisions, and regions to advocate for the profession of counseling. 
PROFESSIONAL ADVOCACY TASK FORCE ROSTER





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by Ashwini Yelamanchili | Dec 09, 2013
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