NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2023 ELECTION
INFORMATION ON 2025 ELECTIONS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE NEXT GENERAL MEETING IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023
IFSPT CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
Nominations now open for the IFSPT Executive Board
Election Dates: September 11 to 15
Number of Individuals to Be Elected: Two
Has your Member Organization ever desired to play a bigger part in the governance and high-level activities of IFSPT? Here is your chance!
In 2023, the IFSPT will hold an election to replace one outgoiing Executive Board (EB) member, and add an additional EB member to its roster, for a total of two new members.
EB members are elected for a four year term, and may be re-elected for a second term if so desired. Each EB member will be part of a service committee within the IFSPT. Specific roles within the EB are selected by the EB as a whole, based on the individual's personal skill set.
Any Member Organizations interested in putting forth a candidate must submit the pertinent material (listed below) no later than midnight, EST, June 21, 2023 PER ISPT BY-LAWS, to Mary Wilkinson, Director of Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org AND Chris Napier, Secretary, at email@example.com. Submissions should be sent as PDF files.
Nominated individuals are also invited to include a video – up to two minutes in length – stating their credibility for consideration for election. These videos will be posted on the IFSPT website and sent out through the August newsletter.
Nomination submissions will be reviewed by the EB; should any submission be determined to be incorrectly submitted, contain questionable information, or deemed otherwise invalid, the Member Organization will receive notification no later than July 15 and be given a chance to re-submit within one week.
The election will be held fully online, beginning September 11 and closing at midnight EST on September 15. A voting link will be sent with instructions to your designated delegate for voting. Votes received after midnight EST, September 15, will not be counted.
New EB members will be announced at the IFSPT General Meeting on September 21, 2023, in Brussels, Belgium. Selected individuals will be notified by email on Tuesday, September 19.
Thank you for your consideration and for putting forth the talent in your organization to support the IFSPT!
Eligibility Criteria and Process
Nominations are welcomed for an individual to join the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapists (IFSPT) Executive Board (EB). Nominations will require the following documents to be submitted:
1. The candidate member is to provide the following media and documents:
A. A cover letter outlining their strengths, skills, and knowledge, and how they foresee those enhancing the EB and the IFSPT as a whole.
B. A short video (Max 2 mins) featuring the nominee detailing their professional background, their reasoning for wishing to join the IFSPT board, and the skills they would bring should they be elected.
C. A brief 1-2 page CV outlining their: experience; education; previous and current committee working; communication skills; team working skills; leadership roles currently or previously held. Written and spoken English level to be included (All EB verbal and written communication is carried out in English).
D. A brief statement outlining individuals’ ability to provide around 3 hours a week to IFSPT board and committee work.
2. The Member Organisation (MO) is to provide the following documents:
A. A brief statement directed to the IFSPT Executive Board in support of their nominee.
B. Confirmation of nominees’ current membership to the nominating MO, as per WCPT regulations
C. A brief statement indicating that the MO agrees to financially support their nominee to attend in-person EB meetings, and the biennial General Meeting.
Member Organisations are expected to financially support their member’s travel and living expenses when joining the annual IFSPT Executive Board meeting and the biennial General Meetings. To facilitate inclusivity and equality, the IFSPT recognises the World Banks Income Classification index and so financial support may be offered to nominees from countries tiered within the Low Income bracket. A decision on the level of support will be taken by the EB on a case-by-case basis.