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STM's Advisory Board is a groundbreaking endeavor committed to promoting the progress and growth of professionals in various fields, including scientific, technical, medical, management, law, and more, on a global scale. Acknowledging the ever-evolving landscape of these diverse sectors, STM functions as a comprehensive resource hub, offering professionals the tools and support they require to excel in their respective domains.
The Advisory Board under STM's Advisory Board Policy plays a pivotal role in steering the direction of the professional organization in diverse fields, such as scientific, technical, medical, management, law, and more. Here's a comprehensive overview of the crucial functions fulfilled by the advisory board in shaping the future of these professions:

  • Expert Guidance: Comprising seasoned professionals, the advisory board provides a wealth of experience and expertise to ensure that decisions and strategies are rooted in proven practices and comprehensive knowledge.
  • Strategic Leadership: The board takes on the essential responsibility of formulating the strategic vision for the organization, ensuring alignment with evolving industry landscapes, emerging technologies, and changing client needs.
  • Quality Assurance: Maintaining and elevating the standards of professional practice is a core duty. Through the evaluation of programs, research initiatives, and training modules, the board guarantees the highest levels of quality and excellence are maintained.
  • Advocacy and Representation: Serving as a voice for the professional community, the advisory board advocates for their rights, needs, and concerns in various forums, including policy-making bodies, educational institutions, and the broader industry.
  • Integration of Emerging Trends: In the rapidly evolving professional landscape, it falls on the board to identify and incorporate emerging trends into the respective fields, whether they involve technological advancements, innovative methodologies, or new research findings.
  • Promoting Collaboration: The board often acts as a catalyst, encouraging collaboration between professional organizations, educational institutions, research entities, and other industry experts. Such partnerships are instrumental in ensuring the holistic development of the profession.
  • Ethical Guidance: Upholding the ethical and moral standards of the profession is a primary responsibility of the advisory board. They provide guidelines, recommendations, and decisions rooted in the core values of the respective fields.
  • Feedback Mechanism: One of their most vital roles is to provide feedback on various initiatives and programs. This ensures an ongoing cycle of improvement, adaptation, and refinement, keeping the profession in sync with global best practices.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: On an individual level, advisory board members often serve as mentors and guides for emerging leaders in these diverse fields, offering insights, sharing experiences, and paving the way for the next generation.

Our Vision

Under STM's Advisory Board Policy, we aspire to lead and inspire a global community of professionals across various fields, including scientific, technical, medical, management, law, and more. We aim to cultivate a culture of continuous learning, innovation, and excellence. Committed to upholding the highest standards in our respective fields, we envision a future where professionals are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to deliver exceptional service and drive progress in our respective sectors.
Through collaboration, mentorship, and a steadfast dedication to evidence-based practices, our advisory panel endeavors to ensure that STM remains at the forefront of education and research in these diverse fields, actively shaping the future of our professions for generations to come.

What Makes You An Advisory Board Member?

  • Possession of an esteemed academic background marked by the attainment of a terminal degree (Ph.D., MD, or equivalent) in a field that aligns with the scope of the relevant Domain.
  • Expertise and Experience: Members of the Advisory Board should be distinguished authorities in their respective fields. They have retired from their full-time professional roles but continue to actively engage in their domains, boasting a track record of significant contributions to research, education, or advancements within their industry.
  • Mentoring and Guidance: A willingness to extend mentorship and guidance to both the editorial team and the academic community.
  • Dedication to Excellence: A strong dedication to upholding the Domain's standards of quality and ethical integrity.
  • Availability: Possessing sufficient availability to provide periodic advice, participate in reviews, and offer valuable insights to the editorial board.
  • Respected Influence: The ability to exert a positive influence on the Journal's strategic decisions and overall development.
  • Ethical Stewardship: A commitment to maintaining and promoting ethical standards while advocating for responsible research practices.
  • Strategic Guidance: Offer expert insights and recommendations to shape the organization's goals, direction, and growth.
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Leverage deep expertise to provide informed perspectives on matters related to the organization's scope.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure the organization's activities adhere to high standards of quality, ethics, and professionalism.
  • Policy Development: Collaborate in formulating policies that align with the organization's mission and industry best practices.
  • Innovation and Trends: Provide input on emerging trends, technologies, and innovations within the relevant field.
  • Resource Management: Offer guidance on efficient resource allocation, fostering sustainable growth.
  • Mentorship: Provide mentorship and support to leadership, staff, and stakeholders based on accumulated experience.
  • Risk Assessment: Identify potential challenges and risks, offering proactive solutions to mitigate them.
  • Networking and Partnerships: Facilitate connections with key industry players, enhancing collaboration and opportunities.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Act as a liaison with stakeholders, fostering transparent communication and mutual understanding.
  • Guidance on Specialized Matters: Offer expertise and insights on specialized topics or challenges as they arise.
  • Public Representation: Represent the organization to the public, stakeholders, and the broader community.
  • Ethical Oversight: Ensure ethical considerations are upheld throughout the organization's operations.
  • Long-term Vision: Contribute to the development of a long-term vision that aligns with the organization's mission and values.
  • Legacy Continuation: Your lifetime of work doesn't have to end with retirement. Here's a chance to continue shaping the profession and ensuring that upcoming generations benefit from your insights.
  • Mentorship Opportunity: Play a pivotal role in guiding young professionals, offering them the wisdom only years of experience can bring.
  • Strategic Influence: Your insights will play a critical role in the strategic decisions and directions the CCNE adopts, ensuring its relevancy and efficacy.
  • Networking: Engage with both seasoned peers and emerging leaders in nursing, fostering dialogues that span generations of professionals.
  • Clear Guidelines and Expectations: Provide advisory board members with a clear document outlining their roles, responsibilities, and expectations. This should include details about the frequency of meetings, participation in peer review, and other relevant duties.
  • Access to Journal Information: Give advisory board members access to the Journal's website, submission system, and any relevant databases or archives. They should be able to review submissions, track Journal progress, and access published articles.
  • Regular Updates and Communications: Keep advisory board members informed about the Journal's activities, milestones, and developments. Regular email updates, newsletters, and announcements can help keep them engaged.
  • Peer Review Tools: If your advisory board is involved in the peer review process, provide them with access to the Journal's peer review platform. Ensure they understand how to use it effectively.
  • Journal Policies and Guidelines: Share the Journal's policies and guidelines with advisory board members. This includes ethical guidelines, conflict of interest policies, and any specific Journal policies regarding publishing ethics.
  • Regular Updates and Communications: Keep advisory board members informed about the Journal's activities, milestones, and developments. Regular email updates, newsletters, and announcements can help keep them engaged.
  • Recognition and Appreciation: Acknowledge the contributions of advisory board members publicly. Mention their names and affiliations on the Journal's website or in published issues. Consider sending certificates or tokens of appreciation.
  • Meetings and Collaboration: Organize regular meetings or virtual conferences with advisory board members to discuss Journal strategy, upcoming issues, and trends in the field. Encourage open dialogue and collaboration.
  • Training and Support: Offer training or support sessions if needed. For instance, if you implement new technologies or tools, ensure that advisory board members are trained on how to use them.
  • Access to Editors and Editorial Team: Facilitate communication between advisory board members and the Journal's editors and editorial team. This ensures a smooth exchange of ideas and feedback.
  • Feedback Mechanism: Structured feedback mechanism where advisory board members can provide input, suggestions, and critiques. Encourage them to share their insights on Journal improvement.
  • Professional Development Opportunities: Opportunities for advisory board members to attend conferences, workshops, or seminars related to their field of expertise. This can help them stay informed and connected.
  • Recognition of Expertise: Recognize advisory board members as experts in their respective fields. Encourage them to contribute opinion pieces, editorials, or guest editorials for special issues.
  • Flexibility and Support: Be flexible in accommodating the needs and preferences of advisory board members. Provide support and resources to help them fulfill their roles effectively

The Value of Diversity and Inclusion in the Advisory Board

Diversity and inclusion hold great importance in today's interconnected world, especially within advisory boards that steer the direction of organizations and professions. Here's an exploration of the multifaceted benefits that diversity and inclusion bring to STM's Advisory Board Policy:

  • Broadened Perspectives: Varied backgrounds, whether stemming from different cultures, regions, educational paths, or life experiences, introduce a wide spectrum of viewpoints. These diverse perspectives can offer innovative solutions to intricate challenges, promoting a comprehensive approach.
  • Informed Decision-making: Inclusive representation from various groups within the board increases the likelihood of making decisions that consider a wide array of needs and factors, resulting in more thorough and well-informed choices.
  • Fostering Innovation and Creativity: Diversity often serves as a catalyst for innovation. Differing experiences and viewpoints can lead to more creative problem-solving and the generation of fresh, inventive ideas.
  • Enhanced Representation: An inclusive advisory board ensures that the voices of various segments within the professional community are not only heard but also effectively represented. This proves especially impactful in addressing the distinct challenges faced by underrepresented groups.
  • Boosted Credibility: A diverse and inclusive board is generally perceived as more credible and legitimate by a broad audience. It conveys a message that the organization values and respects all contributions, irrespective of one's background.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Diversity safeguards that the board remains culturally sensitive, a critical consideration for organizations operating in a global context. It guarantees that strategies and decisions take into account cultural nuances and disparities.
  • Strengthened Community Engagement: When individuals from diverse backgrounds see themselves in leadership roles, it fosters a sense of belonging. This can elevate community engagement, trust, and participation from a wider audience.
  • Advocating for Equity: Actively promoting diversity and inclusion is a vital step toward achieving equity within the profession. It confronts and aims to rectify systemic biases that may exist.
  • Enhanced Adaptability: Diverse teams tend to be more adaptable to change. With a multitude of perspectives, they can navigate and respond to evolving situations more effectively.
  • Sustained Long-term Success and Relevance: Organizations that embrace diversity and inclusion are more likely to thrive over the long haul. They remain pertinent, tap into a broader talent pool, and resonate with a global audience.

Your Impact as an Advisory Board Member

  • Charting Organizational Course: Members of the advisory board assume a central role in defining the direction of the organization. Their collective wealth of expertise, experiences, and insights assists in identifying opportunities, challenges, and emerging trends that may impact the future.
  • Informed Decision-making: Leveraging their professional backgrounds, they offer data-driven insights to inform crucial decisions, ensuring that organizational strategies are founded on evidence and forward-thinking.
  • Feedback and Evaluation: Their responsibilities extend beyond creation to include critical assessments of ongoing programs, initiatives, and strategies, offering valuable feedback for refinement and optimization.
  • Resource Allocation: They provide counsel on the optimal allocation of resources—whether financial, human, or technological—to maximize the efficiency and impact of organizational endeavors.
  • Mentorship
  • Guidance for the Next Generation: Thanks to their extensive experience, advisory board members are uniquely positioned to mentor emerging professionals in various fields, providing career advice, sharing their own experiences, and offering solutions to the challenges that young professionals may encounter.
  • Skill Development: Beyond career advice, they can also assist mentees in honing specific skills, whether in research, clinical practice, or leadership.
  • Creating a Supportive Space for Dialogue: Mentorship serves as a platform for open dialogue, where emerging professionals can seek advice, ask questions, receive feedback, and gain confidence in their roles.
  • Advocacy
  • Voice for the Profession: Advisory board members frequently represent the organization and, by extension, their respective fields in various forums, including policy-making bodies, academic conferences, and public platforms.
  • Voice for the Profession: Advisory board members frequently represent the organization and, by extension, their respective fields in various forums, including policy-making bodies, academic conferences, and public platforms.
  • Influence on Policy: Leveraging their expertise and standing, they can wield influence over policies in their respective fields, ensuring that the interests and needs of the professional community are given due consideration and priority.
  • Shaping Public Perception: Through public engagements, publications, or media appearances, they can mold the public's perception of their professions, spotlighting their value, challenges, and achievements.
  • Networking
  • Building Connections: Advisory board members often possess extensive professional networks. They can introduce organization members to influential individuals or entities that may be valuable for collaboration or partnership.
  • Access to Opportunities: Their connections can unlock various opportunities, such as research grants, collaborative projects, or speaking engagements.
  • Knowledge Exchange: Networking goes beyond mere opportunities; it also encompasses the sharing of best practices, innovations, and solutions through engagement with a diverse array of professionals.
  • Strengthening the Community: Through networking, they contribute to the development of a more tightly-knit, interconnected community of professionals in their respective fields, fostering collaboration, support, and mutual uplift.

Term and Duration

  • The term of advisory board membership shall be for a renewable period of 2 years.
  • Members may resign from their position at any time by providing written notice to the STM Management Board.

How to Apply

  • Registration on APID
  • Navigate to the APID website using your preferred web browser.
  • Locate and click on the "Register" or "Sign Up" button, usually found on the top right corner of the homepage.
  • Enter your email address and request an OTP, which will be sent to your email. If you don't receive the OTP, click on resend.
  • Enter the OTP you receive to verify your account. After verification, click continue to set your password.
  • Accessing the Advisory Board Application
  • After verification, you'll be directed to update your basic details, click on next, you will be asked if you wish to apply for Editorial Board/Advisory Board, click on yes and click update profile/Claim APID. You will be redirected to the application form
  • Completing the Application Form
  • Fill out the form in its entirety. Ensure that all sections are completed accurately.
  • Submission
  • Once satisfied with your application, click on the "Submit" or "Apply" button.
  • A confirmation mail will be sent to your registered mail address, indicating that your application has been received.
  • Awaiting Response
  • After submission, the advisory board's selection committee will review applications.
  • Once the review process is complete, you'll be notified of the decision.
  • Additional Tips
  • Ensure your provided contact information is accurate to facilitate easy communication.
  • Regularly check your email, including the spam/junk folder, for any communications regarding your application.
  • Familiarize yourself with the board's current members, goals, and initiatives to be well-prepared in case of an interview.
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