Nominations open for CIPR President-Elect
The CIPR has opened nominations for the post of President-Elect, which is selected by a ballot of voting members of the Institute.
The CIPR President-Elect, a leadership position for the UK public relations profession, will join the CIPR Executive Board and Council as a senior volunteer and assume the role of President on 1 January 2014.
For the first time, any voting member of the CIPR is eligible to stand for this post. Under new rules adopted by the CIPR Council in January 2013, members at the MCIPR, FCIPR and Hon FCIPR grades are eligible, but 10 other voting members must nominate them.
CIPR President is a post conferred by members on a candidate who proves they have the strategic vision to lead the profession and the Institute. This year, as well as extending the eligibility criteria, we are giving candidates the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and experience as a senior public relations professional. Candidates will be asked to provide statements of their leadership and strategy work as well as their volunteering background, alongside their candidate statement.
This position is being contested at the behest of the CIPR Council, which ordered a fresh election following concerns over the validity of the result returned in the original ballot in autumn 2012.
Nominations close at midnight on 15 April 2013.
For more information on the rules governing the election and to download a nomination form, please visit our CIPR elections page.
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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).