Setting up the Board.
This proposal was accepted by the Council in 2011
This paper offers a proposal on the formation, election and appointment of the Board.
The purpose of the Board is to supervise the work of ICED throughout the year.
As it now manages a charity, the Board must hold regular formal, recorded meetings. However, these can be electronic rather than face to face.
The Board should be small enough to enable effective international virtual meetings to be held and decisions to be taken.
Election and appointment mechanisms should be designed to balance stability and change.
All members of Council should have the opportunity to participate in serving on the Board.
Proposed membership of the Board:
Two Vice Presidents
Two Council members (with responsibility to represent any sub-committees or special interest groups)
Proposed advisers to the Board (ex-officio, non-voting members):
IJAD Editor or representative
Most recent past President
Election and appointment process:
In one year:
Council elects the President and the first Vice President to serve for two years.
Council invites the first network representative to serve as member of the Board for two years.
In the alternate year:
Council elects the second Vice President to serve for two years.
Council invites the second network representative to serve as member of the Board for two years.
(To ensure a full Board in the first year of operation Council will need to elect a Vice Chair and appoint a network representative to serve for the first year.)
Invitation process for Council members:
Using the alphabetical list of network names, Council will invite each network in turn. If a network is unable to accept the invitation, the invitation passes down the list.
The networks of the President and Vice Presidents should be excluded from this process.
Replacement of Vice President:
If a Vice President is elected President, then a new Vice President will be elected to serve for the remaining term.
Terms of office:
Presidents and Vice Presidents may only stand for one further term of that office.