Nominations for the CBIE Board of Directors will be accepted until Friday October 20, 2017.
Following this, the Nomination Committee* will review all nominations and propose a slate of 12 candidates for approval at the CBIE AGM. Candidates will be informed of the slate at the end of October, and the slate of candidates will be announced to the membership in early November. See the section below for further details on the elections process.
*The Nomination Committee consists of the Board of Director’s Governance Committee, and at least two representatives of CBIE member institutions who are not currently serving on the Board.
- A CBIE member representative self-nominates for the CBIE Board of Directors.
- As part of the nomination a candidate must:
- complete standard questions related to his/her professional background (name, title, languages etc.);
- attach a CV;
- attach a personal statement (500 words max); and
- provide two letters of support.
- Note that one candidate per CBIE member may be nominated. To this end, candidates will be asked to confirm that both the President/Executive Head and the CBIE Lead Contact at his/her institution / board / school approves them as the nominee from the respective institution / board / school.
- As CBIE is a national, bilingual organization, candidates are welcome to use the language of choice, and are encouraged to use both English and French in their responses.
- In general terms, the Nominating Committee will be assessing candidates based on their knowledge of and experience in the international education sector, as well as their demonstrated leadership skills, for example their prior experience serving on boards. Further note that candidates will be reviewed according to a checklist of desired attributes and skills, which CBIE’s Governance Committee has developed in order to ensure that, collectively, the CBIE Board has strong governance capacity. It is therefore important that a candidate’s personal statement clearly highlights particular areas where s/he can make a contribution in this regard. Please click here for a full list.
CBIE Elections 2017:
- Once the nominations period has closed, the Nomination Committee will review all candidates and create a proposed slate of candidates.
- As per CBIE’s by-law, at least one representative shall be from the K-12 sector, two representatives from the college sector and two representatives from the university sector. The other seven directors are at-large representatives. It is also important to ensure that the Board has a balanced representation that reflects the national character, composition, mission and activities of CBIE. Additional considerations for the overall composition of the Board include:
- Regional balance;
- Official Languages;
- Representation from the membership categories (in addition to the 5 positions required by the CBIE by-law);
- Skills and experience for effective board governance;
- Diversity of institutional perspectives;
- Cultural diversity, including representation from Indigenous cultures; and
- continuity, for members who express a willingness to serve multiple terms.
- The proposed slate of candidates will be voted on at CBIE’s AGM, which will take place during CBIE’S Annual Conference, taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from November 19-22, 2017. The AGM is scheduled for 4:30PM to 6:00PM on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
- Candidates elected at the AGM will be directors of the Board and commence their term on January 1, 2018.