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To help identify channels of involvement for potential candidates and voting members, listed below are descriptions of the roles of all parties involved within the CBODN election process, clarification of the nomination and election process & timeline, and other info related to the process.  

Process

  • ELECTION CYCLE - The CBODN fiscal and elective year of the organization, as indicated in the bylaws, shall be from July 1 through June 30. However, exceptionally for this year, the electoral year will start on November 1 to allow the current board to adhere to the network’s appropriate bylaws and ensure a smooth transition into the new board’s electoral term.  As the current VP is unavailable to assume the role of President, we are seeking both a President and Vice President during this election.

Requirements

Current CBODN members, who have paid their membership dues for the calendar year, may nominate themselves to the open Officer position they choose through the form/survey sent out by the Nominating Committee. Each nominee is required to submit the nomination packet that includes:

  • Resume to be reviewed by Nominating Committee.
  • Brief bio to be published to the CBODN website for members to review prior to voting.
  • Letter of Intent to be reviewed by Nominating Committee (optional), also to be published to the CBODN website for members to review prior to voting.


Timeline (2019)

  • September 1st: The Nominating Committee will issue a 30 day open call for nominations to all current members.
  • September 1st - October 1st: The Nominating Committee will review and contact all nominees to recommended a slate of candidates to the Board for approval.
  • October 2nd: CBODN Board of Directors announces the final candidates for each Officer position (President & Vice President) to all members as well as the voting process and guidelines.  Candidates for other available (non-Officer) positions are simply voted on by the current board, and do not require a member vote.
  • October 2nd till October 24th: Members may vote on the slate of candidates provided by the Board of Directors.  
  • October 22nd: Annual Meeting will be held. CBODN members may choose to vote before, during the meeting, or the following day.
  • October 23rd: Final day to vote.
  • October 25th: CBODN Board of Directors will send out a formal announcement of the winners for each Officer position to all members.  
  • November 1st: Beginning of the new CBODN leadership cycle.


Roles


CBODN BOARD OF DIRECTORS - acts as the governing body of CBODN. The Board of Directors shall consist of the Officers and non Officer Directors/Chairs of CBODN. The Officers of CBODN shall be the President, Vice President (who shall also be the President-Elect), and Vice President-Immediate Past President and any other Officers as determined by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provides supervision, control, and direct the affairs of CBODN (committees, programs, publications and all related activities). The Board determines its policies or changes therein, establishes the financial and operating policies of CBODN, and is accountable for CBODN assets. The main goals of the current CBODN Board are to:

  • Ensure and preserve transparency between the current Board and the members of CBODN with regards to the election process and the sharing of information.
  • Adhere to the current CBODN bylaws.
  • Secure a smooth transition between current Board members who gracefully served in these positions and the new voted-in members.
  • Strengthen CBODN in its outreach, its current activities, and its connection with current members as well as with other OD chapters and networks.
  • Enforce and enhance relationship building amongst CBODN members.
  • Promote community engagement with the new Board in place to start a new chapter with CBODN.


NOMINATING COMMITTEE - The Nominating Committee will issue an open call for nominations prior to the Annual Meeting.  The Nominating Committee will review and select candidates and present a recommended slate of Director candidates to the Board for approval prior to the Annual Meeting.


PRESIDENT - The President shall be the chief volunteer Officer of CBODN. At the Annual Meeting of CBODN and at such other times as deemed proper, the President shall communicate to the members such matters and make such suggestions as may tend to promote the welfare and increase the usefulness of CBODN. The President shall ensure that appropriate tax documentation is kept current, including annual reports to the District of Columbia and federal governments.  The President shall perform such other duties as are necessarily incident of the office of President or as may be prescribed by the Board. The President shall automatically succeed to the Immediate Past President. The expected time commitment for this position is 10-20 hours per month. 


ACTING PRESIDENT - If any member serving in an Officer position chooses to rollover from their position prior to their end of term, the Board of Directors has the right to fill any Officer vacancy for the balance of the term thereof by voting one of the Directors or Chairs into that position.


VICE PRESIDENT (PRESIDENT ELECT) - The Vice President (President Elect) shall succeed to the Presidency. The Vice President will perform such duties and assignments as may be directed by the President and/or the Board of Directors. The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in the event that the President is unable to serve. The expected time commitment for this position is 5-10 hours per month. 


MEMBERS - CBODN membership will vote on the slate of Officer candidates provided by the Board of Directors and elect candidates who will then be installed. Voting at membership meetings may be in person or by proxy with each voting member having a single vote.  Members who are eligible for voting should have their annual dues current as of the date that a membership vote is recorded. Any member in good standing shall be eligible for nomination and election to any office of CBODN, with the exception of Past President. 


FAQ on the Election Process

  • For any further questions or inquiries, please contact the current CBODN Board of directors at board@cbodn.org  
  • In order to make it more efficient for the Nominating Committee to contact and review the candidates, members are required to self-nominate themselves and submit the nomination packet.  
  • Any CBODN member, who has fulfilled their annual fees, has the right to nominate themselves.  
  • Any CBODN member, who has fulfilled their annual fees, has the right to vote for the slate of candidates for the open Officer positions (President and Vice President). 
  • Voting at meetings may be in person or by proxy with each voting member having a single vote. 
  • A majority of the members voting in person or by proxy carries an action.
  • Votes may be submitted in writing by postal, other delivery, or any other electronic means.  Using the CBODN website is recommended.

Who We Are

Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) - is the premier DC Metro area network and community of practice of Organization Development (OD) practitioners. Founded in Chesapeake Bay, MD, our name still pays homage to our founders, and we are grateful for their brilliant minds and vital contributions to the field of OD.

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