Board Responsibility

Answer: The election takes place in November of every year. Each year all current members may vote in the election. The Board puts forth several recommended candidates each year, and members in good standing as of that date may petition to have their names added to the ballot.

Answer: The Board of Trustees:

  • Reviews and approves proposed new credentials or changes to existing credentials
  • Is responsible for overall corporate governance
  • Participates on various committees.

Answer: When assembling the endorsment list every election year, the board is looking for a balance of experience and particular personal characteristics. Prospective board candidates must:

  • Have an established record of leadership in the field of Basel.
  • Have previous or current experience in a managing or directing Basel program across a large enterprise.
  • Bring gender, ethnic and geographical diversity to the membership of the Board of Trustees.
  • Possess honesty, sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views, and a desire to serve as a member of a team.
  • Promote the agreed collective Board opinion above their own personal views
  • Defend the organization and its stance. Work for change or acceptance where organizational views do not mirror those of the Board member

Answer: Board terms are limited to three (3) years. Terms begin on January 1 of the year following the election. The current holder of the seat remains for two months following the election and then steps down from office. This allows for a smooth transition of power and ensures that the newly elected member is able to understand the issues confronting the organization before taking their seat.

Answer: Board members are not paid for their time and effort. The Organisation does pay for their travel expenses to attend mandatory board meetings or committee meetings.

Answer: Honorary Council volunteers, are recognized by society as some of the top experts in their field. They are carefully selected from either academia and/or industry that are committed to contributing back into society. An invitation is extended to these individuals to join the Honorary Council and part of this decision is based on their contribution to the Basel community. More importantly, they remain an independent voice of the industry.
Their leadership role is honoured and they can proudly declare their membership in the Honorary Council.

Answer: The role and responsibility of each member varies based on their area of expertise, the development projects at hand and the resource availability of members

Their contribution can be in many ways, some of which are stipulated below and are by no means exhaustive:

  • Contribute research papers and innovative ideas for the benefit of members
  • Participation in speaking at Basel events locally and internationally
  • Representative of Basel Certificatiion Institute in global events for the benefit of the community
  • Indulge in the sharing of best practices and assist the management in driving global standards
  • Contribute in terms of intellectual property, technical quality reviews and aid in the dissemination of knowledge and information pertaining to Certifications
  • Mentor and guide members by sharing their knowledge and experience
  • Assist the Board of trustees in designing and developing ideas for new training programs and content