Building the ICF Board

Steps to Building the ICF Board

The steps to creating the next ICF Board are designed to bring ICF experience, fresh talent, cultural diversity and varied perspectives to the common goals of ICF. It takes time and care to ensure that we continue the good things we are doing and embrace the possibilities to do more.

ICF receives large numbers of nominations, expressions of interest and offers to volunteer. These people express willingness to serve in certain positions on the Board (Step Two), as Members at Large on the Board (Step Three) or as Ambassadors in their countries (Step Four).

ICF Board Members are invited to serve for a 3-year term (Congress to Congress) and the Elected Board is confirmed each year by the membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM in April).

Step

Task/Timing

Description

1

Elect the Board (4 positions) JanuaryICF members nominate and elect people to four Board Positions. These four Board Members are President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Their official roles begin in October of the year they are elected.

2

Expand the Board (6 positions) February/MarchThe four elected Board Members discuss and invite some other people to bring their talent and to join the Board to do certain jobs. These are choices made by the existing Board not elections and these people may be nominated or not.

3

Elect more Board Members (3 positions) AprilOnce there are 10 members in place, the current ICF Ambassadors elect three more people to join the Board. These people are from countries or regions not well represented or they offer particular talents that can help the Board.

4

Select final Member at Large JuneThe Board reserves an opportunity to select one (or two) more people to complete the Board for the next term. The total number of Board members is approximately 15 persons.

5

Encourage more volunteers and select Ambassadors July/AugustICF seeks country Ambassadors. They are nominated and elected in each country. These ambassadors have set responsibilities and contribute greatly to the presence of ICF in their country’s camping community.

6

Board Transition OctoberAt this time the current and incoming members meet for orientation and transition of responsibilities.

Board Positions

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Program Development
  • Business Development
  • Congress Liaison
  • ICDC Liaison
  • Membership Services
  • Ambassador Attaché
  • Communication
  • Board Member

Other Positions

  • Country Ambassador
  • Other Volunteer Involvement (ICDC, congress support, translation, add your own)