As an elected representative of the members in your region you will be a key communications link between members and the Institutes leadership.
Congress' role is advisory, it has no legal responsibilities and is set up to support the Global Board of Trustees but has no executive decision making powers.
What is Congress?
Congress Member Role Description
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Congress will have seats directly elected by the membership, plus a Chairman elected by Congress members. Seat allocation is based on geographical regions:
Congress will typically meet twice in each financial year, normally in November and March. The March meeting will be a two-day event and will feed into the Institute’s strategy planning cycle.
Membership of Congress will be by open election and the ballot is conducted online. Candidates must be resident in the region they want to represent and students must meet additional eligibility criteria to enable full participation.
The term of office is three years and elections will be held each year to replace one third of the membership in a balanced sequence.
Congress Elections 2019
A list of seats which are included in the 2019 Election cycle can be found here.
The provisional timetable for the 2019 Elections is:
Nominations open - Friday 31 May 2019
Nominations close - Friday 28 June 2019
Voting opens - Friday 12 July 2019
Voting closes - Friday 9 August 2019
Results published - Monday 26 August 2019
Please note - the above dates are provisional and subject to change.