FORCE11 Leadership Nominations and Election Procedures

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2020-2021 BOARD ELECTIONS PROCEDURES 

NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS TIMELINEBOARD OF DIRECTORS ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIESNOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

FORCE11 members are encouraged to participate in the 2020-2021 election for the FORCE11 Board of Directors. Nominations and elections will follow the schedule detailed in the Timeline below.  All successful candidates will take office on January 1, 2021. Directors and Officers will serve three-year terms with the maximum of two terms (6 years).

Please complete the online Election Ballot Form by December 8, 2020
 

In order to be eligible to vote in this election, you must be a member of FORCE11.  If you are an existing member, please log in to our webiste to vote.  If you are not yet a member, please click "Join Us" at the top of the website and you will be informed when your membership is approved (membership is free of charge). 

 

    2020-2021 NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS TIMELINE

    Sept - Oct

    Select and convene a Nomination Committee to prepare for nomination process

    October 11

    All community members as of this date are eligible to be nominated

    October 12

    Call for nominations for FORCE11 Board of Directors posted on website and sent to membership.  Please complete the online Nominations Form

    November 8

    Closing date for Board of Directors Nominations.  Nomination committee to review and submit a list of candidates to the current Board of Directors for review.

    November 13

    Current Board of Directors to review and endorse candidates; no limit on number of nominees a board member can endorse.   Top candidates are selected for the community vote.  

    November 18

    Send nominations to membership with voting instructions

    December 8

    Close membership voting

    December 14

    Current Board of Directors selects and appoints Directors and Officers to any open positions (Chair/President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary). 

    December 14

    Send notifications to newly elected Board members

    December 18

    Notice to membership of newly formed Board of Directors

    December 18

    Update all website and materials with new Board information

    January 1, 2021

    New Board Terms begin

     

    More information on the Board of Directors:

     

    CRITERIA FOR JOINING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    In order to be eligible to be a Director candidate, a person must be a member of the community as of October 11, 2020, and must pledge to make every reasonable effort to attend the Board of Director teleconference meetings and help with the ongoing oversight and management of the organization. The online nomination form requires the name, affiliation, and e-mail address of the person being nominated, along with an assurance that the indicated person meets the qualifications and is willing to stand for election for the position in question. This form also requests a few sentences of justification that makes the strongest case possible for the nominee.

      CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE BOARD

      To be eligible to serve on the BOD as a director, individuals must be members of FORCE11 as of October 11, 2020.  To be considered for an Officer position on the board (Chair/President, Vice President, Treasurer or Secretary), a member must have been a FORCE11 community member for at least one (1) year by the time of the start of the term for which the Officer is nominated. Given a collection of nominees, the Nominations Committee will evaluate the candidates and, from this evaluation, select a credentialed list for presentation to the Board of Directors for their review. The main criteria for this evaluation will be the following:

      1. Evidence of willingness to carry out the responsibilities of the office.
      2. The quality of the statement regarding goals while in office will be heavily weighted in the decision.
      3. Diversification needs of the complete Board of Directors.
      4. Status in the community.

      REVIEW OF THE BOARD NOMINEES BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

      Prior to the of the November Board of Directors meeting, the set of Board nominees will be reviewed by the nominations committee for the purpose of ensuring that the nominees meet the qualifications. The nominee candidate statements will then be presented electronically to the Board of Directors for an endorsement period. 

      ELECTRONIC VOTING BY MEMBERS FOR DIRECTOR CANDIDATES

      Voting and announcement of results will take place following the schedule detailed in the Timeline above.

      BOARD OF DIRECTORS ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

      GENERAL POWERS.  FORCE11 is registered in the United States as a 501c3 non-profit corporation. The property and business of the orgnaization is managed under the direction of the Board of Directors.  Please review our FORCE11 Bylaws for more information. 

      NUMBER AND TERMS OF OFFICE.  The number of Directors shall be not less than three (3) and not more than twenty (20). Directors must be current members of FORCE11. Directors terms begin on January 1 of the year following their election and each Director shall serve a term of three (3) years with a maximum of two terms allowed. 

      REGULAR MEETINGS.  Regular meetings of the Board of Directors are held by conference call. When possible, an annual face-to-face meeting of the Board of Directors is held during the FORCE11 conference. All Directors are expected to participate in conference calls and attend the in-person meetings. Exceptions are made based on individual circumstances. 

      ADDITIONAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.  FORCE11 does not have paid staff.  Therefore, the FORCE11 Board is responsible for the oversight as well as the management of the organization. In addition to the general work of the Board, each Board member will also be asked to volunteer for one or more of the following positions to ensure the organization runs smoothly:  

      • Board Officer Positions: Chair/President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer 
      • Committee Lead Positions:  Communications Committee Lead, Website Lead, Fundraising Committee Lead, Code Of Conduct Committee Lead
      • Event/Working Group Coordination Positions:  FSCI Organizer, FORCE11 Annual Conference Organizer, Working Groups Coordinator

      NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

      The 2020-2021 Nominations Committee is made up of members of the FORCE11 community.  More information and current membership is available on the FORCE11 website. 

      Alternate Title: 
      Board of Directors Nominations