Committees and Task Forces
The Academy of Management (AOM) committees and task forces operate under the direction of the Board of Governors. They are generally given responsibility for designing and operating an academy service (such as Career Services), making policy recommendations to the board (a typical task force charge), or implementing board-approved organizational initiatives (a typical governance committee charge).
There are two types of AOM Committees:
Board committees are work groups of the Board, chaired and composed of Board members. Two committees of the Board are standing committees mandated by the bylaws. These committees include:
- The Executive Committee: Composed of the five officers, which also serves as the Fiscal Affairs Committee, overseeing budget and other financial matters, and
- The Nominating Committee: Develops the slate of candidates for office in each election.
Other governance committees led by members of the Board include: Journals Committee (JC), Ethics Committee (ETH), Committee on Publishing Portfolio (CPP), Specialized Conferences Committee (SCC), the Division and Interest Group Relations Committee (DIGR), and the Division and Interest Group Strategy Committee (DISC).
Activity committees are all others that carry out the work of the Academy. They include the Career Services Committee, Membership Committee, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee (former Theme Committee) Ethics Education Committee, Ethics Adjudication Committee, Ethics Ombuds Committee, the Historian and various All-Academy Award Committees (Career Achievement, Newman, Dexter, George R. Terry Book, and Journal Best Papers). Activity committees may serve the purpose of carrying out all major activities of a particular service, as in the case of the Career Services Committee, or work on a more limited set of tasks such as receiving and reviewing member nominations for annual awards, as in the case of the various All-Academy Awards Committees. Committee chairs provide periodic status and progress reports to the Board.
Task forces are typically formed as the result of a Board directive. They are charged with addressing a specific issue and recommending proposed policy or course of action for the Board to consider. Task forces are short term appointments and may include non-Board members to address a specific charge.
Did you know…
- AOM’s committee structures include activity committees, governance committees, and task forces
- Task forces can include non-board members
- AOM committees and task forces operate under the direction of the Board of Governors.