2022 IODA Elections


Have a look at the three available positions 

Can you make a difference to our global community?

2022 is an election year at IODA

Elections are conducted by the Election Committee, which is brought together whenever it is appropriate to hold elections. The role of this group is to ensure the smooth and fair running of the election process for IODA.

The Election Committee has explored and found innovative ways to make the process accessible, efficient, confidential and fair for candidates no matter where in the world they reside.


This is our year of elections! There are several exciting opportunities to serve the global OD community by being elected to the IODA Executive Committee. IODA members have the opportunity to nominate themselves or others for these positions. 

Below is a list of the positions open for nominations from November 14 to December 14. Please click on each one to read the various Position Descriptions and to submit a nomination:


The first step in the election process is to nominate yourself or someone else you think could contribute to strengthening IODA’s presence and mission in the world. Once your nomination has been received and accepted the election committee will confirm what the next steps are in the process. Please note only current members may be nominated. After the nomination stage opens a formal application process is followed by elections. 

submit an application

Once nominations are in, selected candidates can submit their applications. The date when applications open will be communicated in due course by the Election Committee. Candidates must summarize their suitability and plans of action for the portfolio indicating why they want to run and confirm the understanding and acceptance of the election timeline and EC roles

The application must include:

  • A filled in nomination form to nominate a fellow member.
  • A digital photo.
  • A motivation letter.
  • A 2-minute Video.
  • Two endorsements or recommendations from other IODA members.


Voting is the last stage of the election process and will take place if there are multiple candidates for a position and will be conducted using a formal and confidential process. Members may vote only by the authorized process that will be set out by the election committee. Each member may cast only one vote for each position. Please note only current members may vote. 


What are the general commitments of members of the board?

The primary function of elected members of the board is to support the association in fulfilling its vision and mission in accordance with the bylaws and the decisions of the member meetings. The board member is responsible for the implementation of initiatives in their portfolio, working with the operational team and volunteers as well as implementing an international and multicultural vision that reflects the interests and desires of OD practitioners worldwide.

The Board member’s term of office is three years, beginning two weeks following the posting of the election results. There may be a period of hand-over until the annual conference.

The Board member commits to attend the board meeting held annually preceding the annual world conference (in the case of a physical conference) and the web-meetings held monthly.

The Board member commits to lead working committees during the year and participate in general e-mail discussions as they arise.

What is IODA and what does it stand for?

The International Organization Development Association (IODA) is a non-profit membership organization and an international network of Organizational Development professionals, consultants, practitioners and social scientists. This non-profit association has members from many countries that initiate and support organizational change processes all over the world. IODA is dedicated to supporting and strengthening OD principles at the international level through research, academic OD programs, peer mentoring and coaching, networking and sharing of knowledge, international projects, and cultural interchange.  

What is IODA’s purpose?

The purpose of IODA is to build a global community of OD professionals committed to inspiring learning and change around the world, unleashing human potential in organizations and communities.

IODA is home to one the most diverse networks of OD practitioners, academics, students and those facilitating positive change in the world.  We are committed to our mission of co-creating a truly global OD community. Our strength comes from our ability to create warm, welcoming, engaging and stimulating spaces for all of our members, both in person at our conferences and virtually. IODA achieves this through sharing resources and sharpening OD practices, cultivating relationships and our global network, and offering space and co-creating opportunities.

Current IODA Executive Committee

IODA Election Committee