Board Member Elections



The Board of Directors concerns itself primarily with the formulation of policies to guide the Council and determine the major thrust of its programs. It is also responsible for the development and expansion of the professional resources available to the Council to facilitate the attainment of its objectives, and for the conduct of essential Council business as stipulated in the By–Laws and Articles of Incorporation.

I. Eligibility

Persons eligible for nomination to the Board of Directors are those who subscribe to the purposes of ICET and who are making or have made contributions to the improvement of the education of professional educators through research, teaching, and leadership in their country or region. They may be drawn from those in active service in schools, higher education, government or the private sector.

II. Conditions for Service

Membership on the ICET Board of Directors is contingent upon the Director agreeing to: (1) volunteer his or her time and expertise to ICET; (2) maintain current membership in ICET; (3) make every effort to regularly attend meetings of the Board (defined as at least two meetings in a three-year term and three meetings in a four-year term); and (4) be of active service to the Council.

III. Procedure for Nomination

Recommendations for individuals to serve on the Board of Directors may be made by any ICET member to the Vice President for their region by May 1. Each Vice President submits a report, including a resume for each person, to the Secretariat by June 1. The Secretariat compiles a comprehensive report which is then given to the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee, comprised of the Regional Vice Presidents and convened by the President or President–Elect, submits a final slate of nominations to the Board of Directors. The Board may adopt the slate and/or add nominees. The final slate is presented for a vote by the membership at the annual business meeting.

IV. Responsibilities

Board Members In the performance of his/her duties as a member of the Board, an ICET Director serves in three capacities: as a representative of the Council; as a professional in education; and as an individual accorded the responsibility for governance of the Council by the membership. The duties of a Board member fall into three categories: (1) resource development; (2) policy development; and (3) governance.

Resource Development
On behalf of the Council, Directors work at the national, regional, and international level to promote ICET’s objectives, by:
  1. Informing others about the Council and its activities;
  2. Establishing linkages with other agencies and organizations in education and the education profession;
  3. Recruiting new members; and
  4. Securing the professional support necessary to sponsor the annual World Assembly.

Policy Development
As leaders in education, Directors bring their professional expertise to bear in identifying issues and concerns in education, both current and future, which have an impact on the work of the Council, and in determining the policies of the Council with regard to these issues. The Board executes this function by:
  1. Recommending practical strategies through which ICET can predict and respond to these concerns;
  2. Leading and serving on ICET task groups and committees;
  3. Monitoring, evaluating, and modifying ICET’s programs, activities, and services to its members to ensure their relevance and responsiveness to the needs of the profession and the goals of the Council; and
  4. Selecting a theme for the Annual World Assembly which relates to the goals of the Council and the development needs of teacher and other professional education.

The By–Laws and Articles of Incorporation empower the Board to conduct certain essential business of the Council. In executing this governing role, the Board:
  1.  Reviews the Council’s fiscal status and approves the expenditures outlined in the annual budget proposal;
  2. Identifies and nominates individuals to serve on the Board for election by the membership, appoints the Officers of the Council, approves appointments to the Board of Trustees, appoints the President; and conducts regular performance reviews. 
  3. Recommends amendments to the ICET By–Laws, as needed; and 
  4. Conducts elections for positions on the Board.