As announced at the AIB Business Meeting in August, the AIB Board is now asking for members to nominate themselves to serve on a number of AIB’s committees and taskforces. AIB needs new talent, and greater diversity in its leadership positions. This is a great opportunity for underrepresented voices to make themselves heard and have a major impact on the strategic direction of our association.
Our committees and task forces are now the engines of progress for AIB’s agenda – an agenda that looks into the future, through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, to how AIB should configure itself for the months and years ahead to better serve its members. Each individual appointed to these committees and task forces will be required to take on their full share of duties, and should therefore expect their term of service to be both demanding and rewarding. These initial appointments will run through to September 30, 2021 and be renewable as needed.
A critical element to evaluate before self-nominating are the “mandates” guiding each of our taskforces and committees, which are detailed below. The more passionate you are about a group’s mission, the more rewarding your term of service is likely to be.
Another factor to consider in your self-nomination process is the difference in scope between taskforces and committees: Taskforces are established to achieve a particular objective and run for a minimum of one year with an expectation of ultimately being disbanded once their mission is fulfilled. Committees are formed on a standing basis to address AIB’s persistent strategic goals and may therefore continue to operate indefinitely.
To apply, use the button below to fill out our online self-nomination form by December 15. You will need to designate your preferred committee or taskforce and explain why you believe your skills and experience would suit their mandate. We also ask that you provide a copy of your CV.
Anyone appointed to join a committee or taskforce through this self-nomination route will serve alongside that group’s standing members. Due to the limited number of open spots, we will not be able to assign all applicants to a committee or a taskforce at this time. If we do not take you up on your application, please note that it does not signify a lack of merit—we may approach you in the future when a new position becomes available.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to AIB: Passionate, driven volunteers like you are a testament to the integrity of our field.