Performance Design

Last Call for Nominations for OISTAT Research and OISTAT Performance Design Commissions Chairs

Feb 5, 2015

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to issue the last call for nominations for Chair of OISTAT Performance Design and Chair of OISTAT Research. 
Nomination deadlines are February 13th (OISTAT Research) and February 15th (OISTAT Performance Design). The elections will be held in June, 2015 during Prague Quadrennial.   
We encourage OISTAT Centres and Individual Members to recommend candidates and send nominations to headquarters@oistat.org. Please note that nomination from OISTAT Centres should include:
1. A nomination letter from the Centre 
2. Candidate’s CV  
3. Candidate’s statement of intent
Nomination from Individual Members should include:
1. A nomination letter from peers of OISTAT Members
2. Candidate’s CV
3. Candidate’s statement of intent
The Chairs of OISTAT Performance Design and OISTAT Research shall organize commission meetings at least once a year and coordinate with Heads of working groups within the commission for projects and activities. 
OISTAT commission Chairs are members of OISTAT Governing Board. Governing Board members shall work under the auspices of the Congress and not as representatives of their OISTAT Centres and shall meet with Executive Committee at least once a year, not including its meeting at the Congress.
Guidelines for election of commission Chairs can be found in OISTAT Statutes-Appendix 2, 

A general schedule for elections which ensures continuity and complies with the Statutes shall be made by the Executive Committee.
1. Members of OISTAT Centres and Individual Members are eligible to be elected as Chair of a  Commission.
2. At least six months before a Commission meeting takes place at which a Chair is to be elected, the EC will ask the OISTAT Centres and Individual Members to nominate candidates for the post of Chair of the Commission in question.
3. The OISTAT Centres and Individual Members should send names and addresses of possible candidates to the EC within two months.
4. The EC will appoint one or more persons who will contact the persons in question for further information.
5. This list will be made public at least two months before the Commission meeting at which the election is to take place.
6. Only delegates of the OISTAT Centres and Individual Members attending that Commission meeting will be entitled to vote.
7. The election takes place by secret ballot. Each voting delegate has one vote.
8. The candidate who has the highest number of votes cast, provided that these are more than half of the votes cast, will become Chair.
9. If such a result is not obtained during the first election, then a second election will be held between the two candidates with the highest number of votes. If two candidates have equally received the second highest number of votes, then an election shall first be held between these two candidates.
10. If there is an even number of voting delegates for an election, in order to prevent a tie vote, an attending member from the EC will also cast a vote.
11. After the Chair has been elected, one or more Vice-Chairman will be chosen.
12. Should the Chair resign or otherwise leave office during his/her term of office, the Commission will by the same procedures appoint an Interim Chair to hold office until the next scheduled election or until its next meeting.
Thank you and we look forward to receiving your recommendations and nominations.
OISTAT President                                                         Executive Director
Louis Janssen                                                              Kathy Hong