2022 IODA Elections


Can you make a difference to our GLOBAL OD 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. This year we have 5 elected positions available including the President and General Vice President Positions. IODA members have the opportunity to nominate themselves or others for these positions. 

Below is a list of the available positions. Please click on each one to read the various Position Descriptions:

  • President (Nominations open 15 July and close by 22 August)
  • General Vice President (Nominations open 15 July and close by 22 August)
  • Vice President: Memberships & Communications (Nominations open after October 2022)
  • Vice President: Strategic Projects (Nominations open after October 2022)
  • Vice President: Affiliations & Partnerships (Nominations open after October 2022)

Click here to access the form to nominate yourself or someone else to the President & General Vice President positions. All other EC nominations will open after October. 


The first step in the election process is to nominate yourself or someone else. Nominations are currently open for the positions of President and General Vice President. Once your nomination has been received and accepted the election committee will confirm what the next steps are in the process.

The nomination stage is open from 15th July to 15th August and thereafter a formal application process is followed by elections. Please note only current members may be nominated. 

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