IODA 2024 Election Process Now Open

Excitement fills the air as we announce the commencement of the IODA 2024 election process. This yearly event marks a significant opportunity for our esteemed members to shape the trajectory of the global Organizational Development community by participating in the selection of the IODA Executive Committee. With great pride, we open the doors for nominations for the esteemed position of Vice President of Conferences & Events.

A Role of Influence: Vice President of Conferences & Events

At the heart of this year’s election lies the crucial role of the Vice President of Conferences & Events. This position holds the reins to guide and bolster IODA’s mission of cultivating vibrant spaces for the global OD community to converge and collaborate. From orchestrating the annual IODA conferences to curating engaging webinars, the VP of Conferences & Events plays a pivotal role in fostering innovation and connectivity within our diverse community. This position is not just a title; it’s a gateway to spearheading change and inspiring learning on a global scale.

Take the Leap: Key Election Steps

Now is the time to seize the opportunity to nominate yourself or a deserving colleague for the VP of Conferences & Events position. The submission window for nominations is open until April 30th. Head over to our dedicated elections page on the website to access all the pertinent information. Dive into the position description to gain a comprehensive understanding of the role’s commitments and responsibilities. We encourage you to reflect on how your skills and passion align with IODA’s mission and envision the impact you could make by serving on the Executive Committee.

Your Voice Matters: Get Involved

As we embark on this journey together, we invite you to be an active participant in shaping the future of IODA. Whether you’re considering nominating yourself or casting your vote, your contribution is invaluable to our community. Should you have any queries or seek clarification regarding the election process or the role of VP of Conferences & Events, we’re here to assist you every step of the way. Your voice matters, and we are committed to ensuring that your experience with the election process is smooth and rewarding.

IODA Elections Schedule

IODA will now have a regular, yearly cadence for elections that will always follow the below schedule:

  • April 1-30: Nominations for open positions
  • May 15: Rolling applications from nominated members due date
  • May 15-25: Interview with Executive Committee for all eligible applicants
  • May 25: Candidate manifestos shared with IODA members
  • June 1-17: Voting open (with a meet the candidate event during the members meeting the first week of June)
  • June 30: Announcement of winner to members
  • July 1: Transition of EC member begins

In 2025, our members will choose a new General Vice President as well as a VP of Communications & Memberships and, in 2026, the positions up for election will be President, VP of Strategic Projects and VP of Partnerships & Affiliations.

As we build a stronger, more vibrant OD community, let us embrace the opportunities that lie ahead. Together, we can propel IODA to greater heights and continue to inspire learning and change around the world. Let’s seize this moment, nominate with confidence, and shape the future of our beloved organization.

Thank you for your unwavering dedication to the field of Organizational Development. Together, we will pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.