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Board Elections FAQ

We’re getting a few questions about the upcoming Board elections. We’re happy to answer them all here!

Please leave a comment below if there’s something you’d like to know, and will update this post accordingly. Thanks!

How often will the Board meet?

The new Board will probably be meeting once a month via phone conference. Calls should take no longer than 60-90 minutes. Additional work will continue to happen in the work groups or committees. During the transition period, some of us have been meeting as often as once a week. Hopefully, a lot of things will only have to be figured out once at the beginning of the year so that workload will eventually decrease over the course of the year. Expect the first few months to be quite busy, though.

What’s the overall time commitment?

Hard to say, probably a few hours per month. Might depend on how evenly the new Board manages to divvy up the work or how many projects each Board member takes on.

Will there be in-person meetings? How many?

We hope to have at least one face-to-face meeting next year, most likely in conjunction with a possible conference in Washington DC that’s being discussed for the second half of the year. However, remote attendance should be possible at all in-person meetings so as to not exclude anyone.

Will IAP2 USA reimburse travel expenses?

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there will be budget for covering Board travel. Board members will have to pay their accommodations out of pocket.

The same applies to the two delegates to the International Board, which has in-person meetings planned for Paris, France and Sydney, Australia.

We should know more details come January.

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  1. November 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Oops, that would be Sydney, Australia (not Sidney). Fixed!

  2. Anne Carroll
    December 9, 2010 at 7:53 am

    I hope that the IAP2 USA board will try very hard to find a way to help support at least some of the travel costs for the two members representing the US on the Federation Board. At the international board meeting in Sept 2010, board members specifically set the first 2011 face-to-face meeting in Paris because travel there would be less expensive for most of the NEW affiliates (including us). At the same time, I have found board members very accommodating when members of the (current) international board were unable to participate in person at a board meeting. While the new Federation board will have several new members, every Affiliate rep (plus the non-affiliate-rep carry-over members) will face similar travel and cost challenges (except for the model Australasian Affiliate, which over several years has aggressively expanded their membership through countless offerings and now has a very solid bank account) — something we can certainly accomplish over the next few years as well!

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