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Committee Descriptions


Annual Conference Program Committee: 
The Program Committee is responsible for ensuring that IONL’s mission is reflected in the programming of the Annual Conference and the pre-conference tracks (Aspiring Nurse Leaders, Midwest Institute for Healthcare Leadership, and Finance). The committee is responsible for identifying the educational needs of the membership and creating quality, value-added programs to enhance the membership’s knowledge, professionalism and business acumen. 

Bylaws Committee: Reports to the Secretary. Reviews Bylaws and receives proposals for any needed changes; doing the research and drafting so that their proposals will be available well in advance of the annual members’ business meeting.

Continuum of Care Committee: The Continuum of Care Committee serves as a conveyor for networking, dialogue and supportive programming for leaders across the continuum. Download IONL's 2016 Continuum of Care Terminology PDF.

Member Engagement Committee: Reports to the President. Organizes the campaign to attract new members and retain those we have. Therefore, it is necessary to put in place a twelve-month program of membership development and to place similar importance on retaining the maximum number of existing members.

Nominations Committee: Chaired by Past-president and reports to Secretary. During the summer begins the work of identifying future region presidents, officers and determines level of interest and availability. Consults with IONL’s Board of Directors, Bylaws and Policy and Procedures to conduct the annual nomination and elections. Four (4) full members are elected to serve 2-year terms.

Policy & Advocacy Committee: Identifies major policy issues to monitor and what steps can be taken to alert and advise members. Oversees IONL’s legislative activities and develops resources for members (e.g. tool kits) to help members lobby successfully.


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