Performance Design

2nd Call for Candidates for the Chairs of OISTAT Performance Design and Research Commissions

Aug 12, 2014

Dear Colleagues,
The Chair Elections of OISTAT Performance Design and Research commissions will be held during Prague Quadrennial in June 2015. OISTAT Centres and Individual Members are encouraged to send their nominations to Headquarters at headquarters@oistat.org. Deadlines of nomination for the two commissions are as followed:

Nominations from OISTAT Centres should include a letter of nomination from the Centre, the candidate’s CV and the candidate’s statement of intent. Nominations of Individual Members should include a letter of nomination from a peer OISTAT member, the candidate’s CV and the candidate’s statement of intent.

The Chairs of OISTAT commissions are members of OISTAT Governing Board (GB). 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. The Chairs shall also organize commission meetings at least once a year and coordinate with Heads of working groups within the commissions for organizational affairs and commission projects.

Guidelines for election of Chairs of Commissions 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