The Illinois Academy of General Dentistry Board of Directors
The Illinois Academy is incorporated in the State of Illinois as a not-for-profit organization.
The IL AGD Board of Trustees is mandated to meet twice a year, but normally meets four times a year. The purpose of the Academy is to serve the needs, to represent the interests, and to foster
the continued proficiency of the general dentist through quality continuing education in order to better serve and promote the oral health of the public.
The IL AGD Board of Trustees is composed of dentist member volunteers that are committed to the mission and vision of the AGD. The Board of Trustees are charged to:
1.Determine the mission and purpose of the organization. It is the board’s responsibility to create and review the statement of mission and purpose that articulates the organization’s goals and means.
2.Select the organization’s support staff. The Board must reach consensus on the staff’s responsibilities and undertake a careful search to find the most qualified individual for the positions.
3.Support and evaluate the staff. The board ensures that the staff has the moral and professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization.
4.Ensure effective planning. The Board must actively participate in an overall planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan’s goals.
5.Monitor and strengthen programs and services. The board’s responsibility is to determine which programs are consistent with the organization’s mission and monitor their effectiveness.
6.Ensure adequate financial resources. One of the board’s foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.
7.Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight. The board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
8.Build a competent board. All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate their own performance.