Our application is currently closed. Please check back in January 2024 to apply.
About Utah Global Diplomacy:
Since 1967, Utah Global Diplomacy has served as Utah's leading non-profit in international relations. As a non-partisan non-profit that has connected more than 12,000 emerging leaders with Utah businesses, government agencies, non-profit, and religious leaders, Utah Global Diplomacy programs highlight Utah as an economic, innovative, and cultural hub.
Furthermore, Utah Global Diplomacy's programs are essential to:
- combating negative stereotypes of America;
- immersing the broader community in cultures, customs, and languages;
- conducting meaningful dialogue that enhances national security;
- connecting Utahns with resources to find solutions to global and local challenges.
THE NEED FOR CITIZEN DIPLOMACY
Citizen Diplomacy is the concept that every individual has the right, even the responsibility, to help shape U.S. foreign relations one handshake at a time. That means individuals, young and old, families, U.S. citizens, immigrants who now call Utah home, business owners, elected leaders, and non-profit change-makers are citizen diplomats in their everyday interactions with those around them.
However, we would argue that the Utah Global Diplomacy Board of Directors are the most important Citizen Diplomats as they govern and guide the organization to do this important work.
Board Members Roles & Responsibilities
As a member of the Utah Global Diplomacy Board of Directors, you have the responsibility to:
- Embrace the Utah Global Diplomacy mission of promoting respect and understanding between the people of Utah and other nations.
- Learn and carry out the legal responsibilities of the board.
- Learn enough about Utah Global Diplomacy to portray it accurately, and act as an ambassador between Utah Global Diplomacy and the community.
- Attend all board meetings, retreats, and special events.
- Come to board meetings prepared to participate fully.
- Respond to Utah Global Diplomacy requests for information in a timely manner.
- Participate in at least one board committee or program subcommittee.
- Make a minimum annual financial gift of $500.
- Help with fundraising efforts in whatever way is most appropriate.
- Communicate clearly and respectfully, and support the decisions of the entire board, whether you agree with the decision or not.
- Exercise the utmost confidentiality in dealings with the board discussions and information.
- Be committed to and represent at all times the following Utah Global Diplomacy values:
- Respect for all people and diverse perspectives;
- Personal and social responsibility;
- A belief that the people of the world are interconnected;
- Open and respectful dialogue.
Utah Global Diplomacy Responsibilities
By serving on the Board of Directors, Utah Global Diplomacy has the responsibility to:
- Provide clear and reasonable expectations for board members to adhere to.
- Provide consistent, timely communications from the Utah Global Diplomacy Executive Director.
- Provide access to any information about the organization needed to govern.
- Provide training, encouragement, and strategic advice to carry out tasks.
- Be respectful of the time, views, and talents you offer the board.
Board Nomination Timeline
January 1- March 31: Board nomination process is opened
April: Board nomination review and interviews will be conducted on applicants
May: Board of Directors will vote on nominations, and selected applicants will be contacted.
September: New board members will attend a Utah Global Diplomacy Board orientation.
September: First Board of Directors meeting will be held.