ELECTIONS


2016 Chapter Elections - Chapter Councillors


Introduction

AIPM is one year through our Constitutional transition approved by members at the 2015 AGM and, as part of the planned rotation, this year six of our Chapters (ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC) are seeking nominations for Chapter Councillor positions. Three (3) Councillor positions are vacant in each of these Chapters for which nominations are now being sought. Please note that our Northern Territory Chapter has recently held elections and hence will not go to election this cycle. Our Western Australian Chapter has a full compliment of Chapter Councillors and as a result will also not be going to election this cycle.

We can only achieve the objectives of our organisation through the valuable contribution made by our passionate volunteers. Through the role of Chapter Councillor you will be able to help enable the implementation of AIPM’s strategy and the future of the project management profession in Australia at Chapter level.

As a volunteer Chapter Councillor you will donate your expertise, skills and time in a structured and effective way. Working with a diverse group of professionals, you may have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of local activities including, but certainly not limited to:

  • Chapter seminars, forums and events;
  • Working groups to support AIPM’s strategic priorities;
  • Communities of Practice; and
  • Emerging areas of interest.

In return for your contribution, volunteering with AIPM would give you the chance to:

  • Utilise your skills and ideas to progress the project management profession;
  • Assist with the development and delivery of AIPM initiatives nationally and locally that you are passionate about;
  • Identify areas of interest that you would like to explore;
  • Earn CPD points; and
  • Have fun networking with like-minded individuals.

If you are uncertain about the time commitment or tasks, please speak with your Chapter President or members of your local Chapter Council.

To be eligible to nominate for this position, you must demonstrate the following:

  1. Current AIPM membership at Associate level or above; and
  2. Eligibility for RegPM certification.

AIPM encourages applications from members from a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical abilities and family status. Please see the AIPM Diversity Statement.

Nominations must be made in writing using the Election Candidate Nomination Form (Form A). Once you have completed the nomination form, you will then need to complete:

• Form B: Candidate Statement Declaration; and
• Form C: Candidate Statement. This will be circulated if an election is called, and may be used in whole or in extract as part of AIPM formal communications.

The nomination form and other required documentation must be received at National Office (address is below), or faxed through to (02) 8288 8711 or emailed to returningofficer@aipm.com.au by Monday 21 November 12 noon AEST. Nomination Forms and other documentation received after this time and date will not be considered.

If more valid nominations are received by the closing date than there are vacancies, a Chapter election will be held.

Key dates for the election process are listed below:

Election Action

Date

Notes

Nominations Close

12 Noon AEST, 21 November 2016

 

Election Papers Distributed

23 November 2016

This assumes there are more valid nominations received than there are vacancies and an election is required

Elections Close

12 Noon AEST, 14 December 2016

 

Candidate Notified

16 December 2016

 

Chapter Councillor announced

19 December 2016

The Chapter Councillor three (3) year term commences on 1 January 2017




















Under our Constitution only Members who are financial are eligible to make nominations or to stand in the election. If you are not currently a financial member, we encourage you to renew to have your voice heard during this election process. Members can log on to their MyAIPM account and renew your membership today or call the National Office on (02) 8288 8700 for more information.

Please direct any enquiries to the Returning Officer at returningofficer@aipm.com.au or on (02) 8288 8700.