As part of our commitment to supporting our chapters and committees and furthering the BCI's strategy for the benefit of our members, we are excited to introduce the process for the elections of Chapter Leader/Vice Leader.
This opportunity allows members in various regions to contribute with their skills and experience in shaping the future of BCI and the resilience profession. We have several chapter elections coming up, so we encourage all eligible members to consider this opportunity to serve and make a positive impact on BCI's initiatives.
The election process for Leader/Vice Leader for the chapters’ committee provides an excellent opportunity for you to contribute to the growth and development of your local chapter by choosing the leaders who will shape its future. These leaders will play a pivotal role in advancing the profession and fostering collaboration among our members.
On this page, you'll find all the information you need to enter the election.
Check out the eligibility criteria to ensure you meet the requirements.
- Must be a certified BCI member, i.e., hold a current voting membership at AMBCI, MBCI, Hon MBCI, FBCI or Hon FBCI level.
- Must not be an employee or volunteer role holder for the DRII.
- Must not have any personal financial ownership interest or management role in a BCI training partner at either a global or regional level.
- Must not work for the same organisation as each other – no more than two members from the same organisation in a Chapter.
Visit our Governance page for more information: https://www.thebci.org/about-bci/governance.html
Once the nomination period concludes, the voting period will commence. All BCI voting members in the region will be given the chance to vote electronically. An email communication will be sent out, requesting that eligible members cast their votes. BCI voting members will receive an email invitation to register their vote.
Canvassing and Soliciting of Votes
Please note that the BCI’s Bylaws prohibit canvassing or soliciting votes. If a candidate is found canvassing for votes, their nomination will be removed from the election and all votes disregarded.
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Announcement of Results
Following the completion of the voting period, the results will be announced to the membership.
We kindly request that you mark your calendars and actively participate. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to BCI.
Other useful information
The role of the Leader/ Vice Leader
This includes but is not limited to the following:
- Act as a liaison between the Chapter committee members and the BCI.
- Building and maintaining a strong and engaged local chapter membership base.
- Facilitating member engagement and encouraging members to participate in BCI's global activities.
- Planning and organizing chapter events, such as meetings, networking events, and highlighting thought leadership and BCI education opportunities.
- Recruiting and mentoring new chapter committee members as needed – ensuring there is a succession plan.
- Encouraging members to achieve professional certifications, such as the CBCI, AMBCI, MBCI, and FBCI.
If you are a Chapter Leader or Vice-Leader, it is important to set aside dedicated time to effectively fulfil your duties. Please be aware that this is a voluntary, unpaid role. On average, you will need to devote a few hours each month, as well as attend physical or virtual Chapter meetings as determined by the committee. Meetings are typically held on Microsoft Teams, and the BCI staff at the central office will provide comprehensive support to ensure your success.
The aims of BCI Chapters are to
Create a space that allows members and industry professionals to:
- Network with other professionals and collaboration with other members in the region.
- Learn about the latest developments and contribute to it within the profession.
- Identify and develop relationships with national & local government departments, educational institutes, local associations, and local business networks.
- To foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for new members, making it easy for them to get involved in the institute and connect with like-minded professionals in their region.
- To provide opportunities for professional development through peer-to-peer learning, sharing of best practices and mentoring.
- To provide a forum for members to share their knowledge, experiences and challenges.
- To promote the BCI's mission and values in the region as well as awareness of the BCI, training and education opportunities and thought leadership activities.
Benefits of Volunteering for the BCI Chapters:
- Demonstrate and develop your leadership skills and knowledge, which can be beneficial for career advancement as well as advancing your CPD.
- Expand your professional network and increase your visibility: you will have the opportunity to connect with other professionals in the industry, both locally and globally, and build meaningful relationships that can benefit you.
- Opportunity to influence and shape the future of business continuity and resilience within the Institute and profession.
- Contribution to Chapter volunteering can be used as evidence of a Significant Voluntary contribution requirement for an FBCI application, further enhancing your credentials within the industry.
- Eligible to attend the annual in-person Chapter Leaders Conference exclusively for Leaders of Chapters.
- Opportunity to contribute to the professional body and make a positive impact on the industry.
For any questions or concerns regarding the election process, please reach out to our membership experience team at [email protected].