Leadership Manual


Welcome to the online Network Leadership Manual

It is our hope that this manual will provide you with the information you need to provide effective leadership for the network. In the past, the Networks Leadership Manual was a static document that was subject to being out of date almost as soon as it went to print. With the online version, we will be regularly updating the information with new materials, checklists and best practices in a variety of media platforms that will make the task of ‘running the network’ easy and engaging. 

What is the purpose of the Networks?

ACC Networks bring together members with shared practice interests. ACC membership currently entitles members to join as many networks as they wish. The networks provide opportunities for members to connect and help ACC’s staff to produce substantive legal resources. The networks also design and implement education programs that provide valuable professional development for in-house counsel. 

What is the governing body of the Networks?

Networks – as entities and representatives of the association – are governed by the policies established by ACC’s Board of Directors including ACC’s Conference Guidelines. 

Each network’s mission statement, charter and bylaws provide the framework that govern their operations. 

Who is the Council of Networks?

The Network Leadership Council (NLC) consists of the chairs and vice-chairs of the ACC Networks. The NLC exists to promote communication between the Networks and provide a cooperative forum for the leadership of networks to explore methods to accomplish their common goals. The NLC facilitates communications with the Board of Directors, as appropriate.  The NLC also seeks to foster cooperative efforts between networks and chapters.

The NLC has its own mission statement, charter and bylaws, as well as an executive leadership – a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary and appoints network members to special projects as needed.The voting membership of the NLC includes its executive leadership and the chair and vice chair of each network.

The NLC meets via teleconference call every 1st Monday of the month. The NLC welcomes all network executive leadership to the call, and the network leaders providing oversight of the development of Annual Meeting programs.

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