The call for candidates for the CISV International Governing Board election for 2018 is now open!    

The 2018 elections will be for three Governing Board Trustees, who will each serve three year terms (2018-2021).

The Governance Team has conducted an analysis of the Governing Board’s self-reported individual strengths and gaps of remaining Board members (those whose term does not end in 2018). This may be helpful to both potential candidates and National Associations. 

If you have a candidate in mind or are thinking of running for election yourself, the following documents will give you an idea of the commitment and skills required and the terms of office.

Any individual qualified to serve on the Governing Board can become a candidate for election to the Governing Board by submitting a fully and properly completed Governing Board Candidate Information package by 15 May (23.59 UTC).


Election Procedures for the Governing Board

We strongly suggest you submit your completed Information Package well in advance of the deadline. The sooner your package is complete the sooner your name can be published in the regular updates of official candidates.

Be reminded that you cannot be accepted as a candidate unless we have received your fully completed Information Package by 15 May (no later than 23:59 UTC).

The 2018 election  voting period is 23 – 29 July.

Please note that if you are elected you will need to attend the Governing Board in-person meeting on 25-28 October 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

As the Election Committee is not a nominating body, if you do not wish to run but have someone else in mind as a potential candidate, please contact them directly to encourage their participation.


Governing Board Elections 2018 Candidate Information Package 

This package consists of the following forms:

  • Governing Board Candidate Information Form (this must be completed, signed and submitted directly to the Election Committee by the applicant)
  • Endorsement Forms (two) for Governing Board Candidate (these must be completed, signed and submitted directly to the Election Committee by the endorsers)
  • Governing Board Candidate Confirmation of Membership and Background Check (this must be completed, signed and submitted directly to the Election Committee by the National Association of the candidate)


Please note that all completed forms and checks must be sent (in Word format) to the Election Committee.

Please also read the following documents carefully:

If you have any questions, please contact the Election Committee  

The members of the 2018 Election Committee are:  Mike O’Brien, Luis Akle, and Nadia Igsiz.

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