Electoral Review survey: Electing your President (and Honorary Officers)

The Institute is reviewing the mechanism of the election process for the President (and Honorary Officers). The Electoral Review Group, formed to lead on this project, is inviting your opinion on which election process you think would work for your Institute, now and into the future.

Notice for members:

Electoral Review survey: Electing your President (and Honorary Officers)

The Institute is reviewing the mechanism of the election process for the President (and Honorary Officers[1]). The Electoral Review Group, formed to lead on this project, is inviting members' opinions on which election process they think would work for your Institute, now and into the future.

[1] Honorary Officers comprise: President and the Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and Vice-Presidents

The Electoral Review Group has narrowed the election process into three feasible models: 

  •       Status Quo: current system
  •       Chartered Member: one vote
  •       Electoral College system

What members need to do?

Read this document which details the three proposed models.

Then answer the three questions in the survey you have been sent by Wednesday 28 November 2018

When reading through the models we invite you to consider the following:

  • Which model suits CIAT as a progressive and forward-thinking modern Institute for the 21st Century.
  • Which model can ensure the best person is elected for the position with the necessary skills and experience to represent you, the discipline of Architectural Technology and the Institute.
  • Which model would encourage you, as a member, to participate in the election process, either via your Region/Centre Committee engagement or via a direct vote
  • Which model would encourage Chartered Members to stand for President and Honorary Officer positions and build on succession planning.
  • Which model you consider is the fairest?

What next?
Your responses will be collated, and a report prepared by the Electoral Review Group to present to the Executive Board and Council. 

This report will contain recommendations.

If changes to the status quo fall within the recommendations it would be necessary to prepare Resolutions for an AGM, amendments to the Laws of the Institute which include the Charter, Byelaws and Regulations.  Amendments to the Charter and Byelaws will require approval by The Privy Council which regulates such documents for bodies which hold Royal Charters. 

The changes would then be implemented in the following years as elections occurred.

You will be kept updated via the AT WeeklyAT Journal, your Region/Centre Committee and direct email, as is appropriate.

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