Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities

Join a SAA Committee or Task Force
SAA committee and task force chairs select student member volunteers to serve one year terms (July 1 - June 30) on a nation SAA committee or Task Force.

SAA State Ambassador Program
An SAA State Ambassador is a national SAA volunteer who serves as a state leader in order to improve state and interstate communication. The Ambassador will communicate monthly with SAA chapter representatives, assist with recruitment of new members and chapters, and work closely with the Academy's State Leaders Network

Student Leaders in Audiology Conference
The Student Leaders in Audiology Conference (SLAC) was created to provide an open and engaging opportunity for students to grow and develop skills in leadership so that they may become active, contributory members to an already thriving audiology community. The audience will be solely comprised of audiology students who have been selected through a rigorous application process to become future leaders and decision makers in the profession of audiology. Programming for the 2018 conference in Nashville, TN aims to focus on how the relevancy of leadership, disruption of traditional outlooks, dedicated involvement in professional organizations, and intimate understanding of individual strengths positively impact personal/professional development and practice, but also help to elevate and propel the profession of Audiology moving forward. Speakers will include Gail Whitelaw, PhD, Steve Madix, PhD, Samantha Kesteloot-Carlton, and keynote speaker, Jaime Vernon, Executive Director and Founder of Songs for Sound. 

Become a Member of the SAA Board of Directors
The SAA Board of Directors includes the President, President-Elect, and eight members at large who are national SAA members that are elected to one-year terms aside from the President-Elect. The SAA Board of Directors is the link between the national SAA, local SAA chapters, volunteers, and student members. Board members represent the breadth and depth of SAA initiatives and interests by following the outlined Roles & Responsibilities and by serving as committee chairs guided by the strategic direction in the areas of public awareness, philanthropy, leadership, communications, chapter and member relations, and the annual AAA Conference programming.