Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other...
John F. Kennedy once observed that "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other," and American Mensa provides a number of opportunities for leadership and volunteering at all levels of the organization. It's also why we provide an entire section of our Web site devoted to those who get involved and support our membership nationwide!
- Board of directors
The American Mensa Committee is American Mensa's board of directors. A seat on the Board is both a privilege and a responsibility, as members of the Board of Directors have the duties of carrying out the corporation’s business, setting its policies and priorities, and determining its financial commitments.
To assist ongoing programs, American Mensa offers volunteers the opportunity to participate as officers or appointees in several areas that require additional approvals. These include SIGHT Coordinators, Gifted Youth Coordinators and testing Proctors.
American Mensa values financial accountability and is committed to transparency with our members.
- Forms and guides
Where would we be without our forms and guides? Included here are commonly requested administrative forms that we provide for your convenience.
- Leadership workshops
Ideally, every region will hold at least one leadership event each year. Funding for annual LDWs is available if the RVC follows guidelines and provides solid, useful training plans that will develop local group leaders.
- Local Group resources
Browse here for much of the information you need to get started as a Local Group officer and keep your group running most efficiently.
American Mensa provides graphic files of our logos and banners for use on Local Group, regional and Special Interest Group Web sites. Additionally, current Mensa members may utilize these logos provided they adhere to the Name and Logo Standards listed and the pertinent ASIEs regarding name and logo use.
- Mensa Matters Forum
Participate in our online Community discussions about Mensa with members of the American Mensa Committee (your board of directors). Rational discourse and logic-based disagreements are acceptable, but active electioneering and political bashing are not.
- Officer handbooks
American Mensa's officer handbooks will introduce you to all the possibilities and responsibilities of the various positions available to American Mensa's volunteers. If you're currently holding an office, please familiarize yourself with the relevant handbook.
- Policy documents
The Constitution of Mensa is the governing document for Mensa worldwide. American Mensa, in turn, has a set of Bylaws defining the structure and governance of the organization. Within the requirements of the Constitution and our Bylaws, the AMC takes various actions, which are compiled into a list known as Actions Still in Effect. In addition, local bylaws are crafted based on the Minimum Standard Bylaws.
- Special Interest Group resources
Whether you've decided to take the plunge and found a SIG, or whether you've been a successful SIG Coordinator for years, the tools and ideas you need to work most effectively are right here.
- Strategic planning
For American Mensa, strategic planning is designing a desired future and developing strategies for realizing it. The planning process gives important guidelines for making everyday business decisions and creates a template against which decisions can be evaluated.