The Call for Nominations for election of the 2018/19 AIBC Council is quickly approaching. Serving on council is an opportunity to shape the work of the body responsible for regulating the profession of architecture in B.C. on behalf of the public. It is an integral part of ensuring that the AIBC is a vibrant, active and effective organization.
Call for Nominations
The 2018 Call for Nominations will be open from February 19 to March 12 at 4:00pm PST. Nominations forms will be available at aibc.ca as of February 19, 2018.
The process is governed by the Architects Act and AIBC Bylaws; nominees must be a member of the Institute in good standing and nominated by five members also in good standing.
New this Year: Nominations Review Committee
In November 2017, the AIBC Council approved the reactivation of a Nominations Review Committee. The purpose of the committee is to fairly and objectively seek, evaluate and assess qualified candidates to be recommended to the AIBC membership for election to the council. Read more about the creation of the Nominations Review Committee in the September 2017 President’s Message.
One of the tasks of the Nominations Review Committee is to liaise with the AIBC Council’s Governance Committee to confirm the desired competencies and recruitment requirements of council, giving full consideration to succession planning for council members, the challenges and opportunities facing the Institute, and the skills and expertise needed on council in the future.
This consultation between the Nominations Review Committee and the Governance Committee will manifest in the Nomination Statement Form. Historically, the Nomination Statement Form has not changed very much from year to year; henceforth, there will be components that will change annually, based on the particular needs and competencies required in that year. While the look and feel of the Nomination Statement Form has been preserved for consistency, members should be attentive to the differences when completing it.
The 2018 Nomination Statement Form will be available on February 19th, as noted above. The full list of desired competencies and recruiting requirements of council include the following:
- Regulatory Experience:
- Registration & Licensing
- Professional Conduct
- Professional Practice
- Skills and Competencies:
- Business Management
- Fiduciary, Governance
- Personal Effectiveness
- Strategic Thinking
- Team Player
Members who are considering putting their name forward are invited to consider and highlight their experience pertaining to these competencies when submitting the Nomination Statement Form. For the 2018/2019 AIBC Council, there is a particular need for experience in Professional Conduct and Finance, as well as in Registration & Licensing, and Strategic Thinking. See the Nominations Statement Form for descriptions of the competencies.
Following the close of the Call for Nominations, the Nominations Review Committee will review all council candidates according to an evaluation process, which includes a candidate interview component. AIBC members and honorary members will be notified of the names of all nominated candidates who choose to seek council election, with those candidates having met the criteria specifically identified as such.
For a complete description of the Nominations Review Committee mandate and specific assignments, refer to the Committee Terms of Reference (PDF).
Council Election Voting Period and Results
The council election is conducted according to the AIBC Bylaws (PDF) and Council Rules 4: Electronic Voting and Council Elections (PDF). The electronic voting period will open in the spring of 2018 (exact dates to follow), with e-voting instructions emailed directly to eligible voting members and honorary members.
The five successful candidates will be announced prior to adjournment of the Annual Meeting taking place on May 7, 2018.