Professional Development Committee

Committee Co-Chairs

Samantha Marshall
Roger Williams University
[email protected]

Shay Lynch
[email protected]


Charge & Purpose:

The Professional Development (PD) Committee is established by vote of the Board. The PD committee serves to:

  • Identify the professional development needs of all member categories of ETC.
  • Advise the Board on changes in professional development needs of the members.
  • Develop, solicit, or otherwise procure content to meet the professional development needs of the members.

Committee Composition:

The committee voting members shall be composed of:

  • At least 5 but no more than 9 members in good standing.
    • At least two Institutional Members
    • At least two Corporate Members
  • A chair or co-chairs selected from the committee members.


Those appointed to the committee shall serve two-year staggered terms. Co-chairs, if utilized, shall be on staggered terms. Terms shall start at the beginning of the fiscal year for which members are first appointed. Members and chairs may be appointed to consecutive terms. The Board may fill vacancies within a term and may change the term of any individual who is unable to fulfill the activities of the committee.

Time Commitment:

The expected time commitment is 3 hours a month, or 30 hours per year. The committee meets no less than once per quarter, or more frequently to meet deliverables and milestones. Meetings are held virtually, and some activities may be asynchronous. Members may have occasional follow-up assignments outside of meetings (for example, doing outreach to members, or reviewing or developing content).

Activities and Deliverables:

  • Provide regular written updates to the Executive Director and Board.
  • Engage with ETC members on professional development needs.
  • Determine what needs can and should be met by ETC and the most effective way to do so.
  • Coordinate the delivery of professional development content to ETC members in whatever format the committee determines to be most effective and within their allotted budget.
  • Assists the Executive Office in the support and promotion of professional development events.
  • Other projects or assignments as determined by the Board.

Interested in participating in the Professional Development Committee? Contact the Executive Office for details