Working Group Governance Manual Acknowledgements We thank the following AMIA volunteer leaders for their significant contribution in the development of The Working Group Governance Manual, a revised component of AMIA’s new volunteer leadership training initiative. Jos Aarts Martha Adams Catherine Craven Radha Nagarajan Kirk Phillips Laura Wiley Li Zhou Their longtime role in volunteer leadership makes them especially qualified in developing governing parameters and best practices. AMIA has organized its volunteer structure to enable rapid, thoughtful, and effective decision making. AMIA’s members are the core component in our organization and the reason that we are leading the way in transforming health care through trusted science, education, and practice of informatics. Our volunteer structure is organized to take advantage of the expertise and energies of our members and to promote opportunities for deeper membership engagement. Members volunteer to share their passion and expertise in informatics and advance the profession by doing so. AMIA’s volunteer structure is organized around policies and practices that promote ethics and transparency. AMIA diligently works to identify and incorporate best practices in volunteer management that help to mitigate risk and improve the work flow for the organization. The AMIA staff is responsible for maintaining handbooks, procedures, and manuals that detail functions of the volunteer structure. Updates are done periodically and included for approval in the Board of Directors consent agenda.