To allow for the exchange of ideas among leadership from state associations; to provide a means for two-way communications between national and local association leadership; to determine and administer hot topic idea exchanges at each Midyear meetings, Annual Conference, and virtually throughout the year; and to provide a venue for state association leaders to discuss National Association programs and policies. The State Leadership Idea Exchange Council is not a policy-making body; however, recommendations and concerns are forwarded to the appropriate NAR committee(s).
Chair and Vice Chair, two Large State representatives, two Medium State representatives, two Small State representatives.
Attendees and Format: Presidents, Association Executives and leaders of all state associations. The group meets as a whole and breaks out by size and joins back together where ideas are shared amongst all members with the goal of exposing the larger group to multiple ideas and hot topics; additionally, National leadership attends and the group is given the opportunity to ask questions.
- Large States - the 17 largest state associations based on total membership
- Medium States - the next 17 largest state associations based on total membership
- Small States - the remaining 16 state associations and the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
Note: The Chair of the committee will be a National Director by virtue of his/her position on the committee. Also, one of the two representatives for each size state will be a National Director by virtue of his/her position on the committee and will be responsible for leading the breakouts by size; this will be the representative serving the second year of his/her two-year term, provided the Chair or the representative has not resigned a Directorship the term of which would have coincided in whole or in part with the term of his/her appointment. [In 2013, the representatives transitioning from being sub-forum Chairs will serve the Directorship.]
Terms of service
Two-year staggered terms [in 2013, the transitioning Chair will serve a one year term to create the staggered effect].
Qualification(s) for consideration
Open to all current state association Presidents, Presidents-elect, and Executive Officers.