CIPR publishes President-Elect nomination form

Ahead of the opening of nominations, CIPR has published the new nomination form (Word format) for candidates seeking election to the role of President-Elect.

In January 2013, CIPR Council voted to make substantial changes to the election process, including extending eligibility to all voting member of the Institute and requiring a greater level of information from candidates about their skills and experience.

Other key changes include:

  • Candidates must be nominated by at least 10 voting members of the CIPR.
  • Nominations should be accompanied by statements of CIPR volunteer experience, board and governance experience and leadership and strategy experience.

The CIPR has also added a statement (PDF format, opens in a new window) of the skills and responsibilities expected of a President.

Jane Wilson MCIPR, CIPR Chief Executive
Our rules have been updated to dramatically extend the number of people who are eligible to stand, but at the same time members want to know that the candidates they can choose between are the right people to assume a key leadership role in our profession. I hope that the form and the supporting material will both guide and encourage members who are considering standing for election.
Jane Wilson MCIPR, CIPR Chief Executive

Nominations open on 20 March 2013 and close at midnight on 15 April 2013.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).