CIOL is now seeking nominations from Associates, Members and Fellows who wish join CIOL's governing body. This year, for the first time, Associate members can stand for election and can also vote in the election process.
"We would like to encourage nominations from members in all three professional membership grades, to supplement the skills, experience and diversity of our current board members" said James Farmer MCIL and Chair of the CIOL's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. "Enabling Associate members to stand for election and extending voting rights to ACILs is just one step CIOL has taken to ensure its Council is fully representative of the membership it serves".
Associates, Members and Fellows can self-nominate but will need the support of two CIOL members who are also eligible to vote. Completed nominations should be returned to Electoral Reform Services, the company appointed to oversee the nomination and election process by 29 October 2016. More information can be found on the Council elections page. Nomination papers were also distributed with the October/November edition of The Linguist.
There are six vacant positions; if we receive more nominations than positions available elections will be held. Nominees will be asked to provide an election statement and a photograph (optional) which will be published once the voting opens. The 2017 Council Elections also sees the introduction of online voting. During this transitional year, CIOL members who are eligible will be able to vote online or by post. Full details will be made available if we need to hold elections.
With the introduction of the new CIOL membership pathway, changes to the Chartered Linguist registration scheme and ambitious growth plans, it's an exciting time to get involved.
For full information please visit the Council elections page.