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Nominate a CPsychol to represent psychology internationally

01 November 2017

We are seeking nominations from Society members to propose a candidate for appointment to the Executive Committee of the International Union of Psychological Sciences (IUPsyS).

Established in 1889 the IUPsyS’s mission is "the development, representation and advancement of psychology as a basic and applied science nationally, regionally, and internationally". To do this it currently represents 82 country members, 20 affiliated organisations representing over a million psychologists worldwide.

We invite all BPS members to propose a candidate by 5pm on Monday 20 November.  All proposals will be considered by a BPS selection panel who will submit the final nomination to the IUPsyS by the end of November. The successful candidate will be decided by vote at the IUPsyS's General Assembly.

Nominations will require:

  • A cover letter by the nominee (not exceeding one page) addressing their specific experiences and skills relevant to the position and why they would want to serve;
  • A one page C.V. of the nominee;
  • A signed statement expressing the nominees’ agreement to be nominated and serve if elected.

Duties of the Executive Committee (EC) include:

  • Approving the annual budget, appointing auditors annually and reviewing their reports; 
  • Monitoring the progress on the organization of the International Congresses of Psychology and other Union activities; 
  • Appointing members of Standing Committees and establishing and appointing members to Committees and Work Groups; 
  • Reporting to each Assembly; 
  • Making decisions necessary for the running of the Union and the achievement of its aims between Assemblies. 

EC members are also expected to take responsibility for one major initiative identified in the current strategic priorities of the Union.  A time commitment of at least a half-day per week is required. EC members are expected to attend one EC meeting a year, varying in length from two to five days, participate in regular electronic (including telephonic) meetings and communications, and carry out assigned tasks. For more information about the IUPsyS visit their website.

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