INPEA Governance

 

INFORMATION to assist new and current
INPEA Representatives

INPEA's Mission and Objectives
INPEA_Membership_Brochure
By-Laws
Nominations & Elections
Representatives

Governance Organization

Individual contact information for Officers, Board of Directors, Regional Representatives, National Representatives , National Representatives by Global Region (Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East North Africa, North America and Oceania) and UN and NGO Committee on Ageing can be found on the Contacts page.

 

May 2010
Notice to Members
Nominations for INPEA's Voluntary Regional Representatives are now being sought.

To download Regional Rep Nomination Form:
INPEA_NominateForm_RegRep.

August 2008
Open Invitation to Serve INPEA
Please be informed that all Regional and National positions are voluntary.

INPEA currently has a number of vacant voluntary positions for Regional and National Representatives,
as well as for members of our Board of Directors.

Click here for further info

Nomination Forms
INPEA_NominateForm_NatRep

INPEA_NominateForm_RegRep

INPEA's FAQ's


FAQ: What are the current INPEA By Laws?
INPEA Corporate By laws as promolgated and filed in 1999 (click here) and later amended in July 2010.
Please be informed that the current set of By Laws pursuant to which INPEA is operating were adopted at the 2001 IAGG meeting in Vancouver and are somewhat different than the original By-Laws.
In 2007, President Daichman called for a Committee to have them reviewed by the membership. Members will be canvased by a web survey regarding suggested changes.
Please be sure to watch the web for the survey. (Posted 2007)

The 1999 By Laws, were amended in 2010, and are posted for your information.

FAQ: What are the expected Duties and Responsibilities for an INPEA Representative?
Suggested and expected duties and responsibilites of all INPEA Representatives can be found in the following documents.

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES - click below to expand

INPEA Regional Representation

Specification of Role and Responsibility

  • Regional* Representatives act as individuals.
  • Representatives are 'neutral' and do not represent any specific organisation or country in their role.
  • Regional Representatives should be nominated through the membership and agree to nomination for selection rather than this being achieved through any individual volunteering their services.
  • Regional representatives should have a strong interest and commitment to the issue of elder abuse and to the work of INPEA. They must provide adequate background and contact information to the organisation as part of the nomination process.
  • Regional Representatives are selected for a normal term of office (4 years). Representatives may be selected to undertake one further period of office (i.e. 8 years in total) before a break of at least one term.
  • Representatives act to promote the work of INPEA and to achieve as wide a membership (organisations/groups/individuals) within region as possible
  • Representatives should be able to speak on behalf of and represent both INPEA and their region. This will involve contact and liaison with others in the field within the region in order to obtain and disseminate information about new developments.
  • Representatives should liaise with the General Secretary on a regular basis, including providing reports for the Board about the region as requested.
  • Representatives should disseminate newsletters, respond to enquiries and requests for information or application forms as quickly as possible.
  • Representatives should act to co-ordinate the work of the organisation within that region
  • Representatives should produce an annual regional report to be sent to members within that region. This would include a report on the international situation (new developments, conferences, contacts) to keep members informed and to improve the flow of information between international and national perspectives
  • Representatives should encourage the development of regional committees of national representatives
  • Representatives should identify and encourage the development of national (country) representatives
  • Representatives should co-ordinate the work of national (country) representatives


* Regional in this context refers to the specific regions of the world that INPEA works to. These are: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean (including Central America), Middle East North Africa, North America, and Oceania.

Click to download JobDesc_RegandNatRep.doc

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES - click below to expand

 

INPEA National Representation

Specification of Role and Responsibility

  • National (country) representatives should have an interest/concern/commitment to the issue of elder abuse and to the work of INPEA. They should provide some background and contact information to the organisation via the regional representative prior to fully assuming their role
  • National representatives are 'neutral' and do not represent any specific organisation or country in their role or when acting on behalf of INPEA
  • National (country) representatives should support the work of the regional representatives in recruitment of new members, administration of members and the distribution of newsletters within their country
  • Information and feedback from national representatives should be channelled through the regional representative or via the regional committee

 

General Principles for all Representatives

  • Representatives act as individuals.
  • Representatives are \'neutral\' and do not represent any specific organisation or country in their role.
  • Representatives should be nominated through the membership and agree to nomination for selection rather than this being achieved through any individual volunteering their services.
  • Representatives should have a strong interest and commitment to the issue of elder abuse and to the work of INPEA. They must provide adequate background and contact information to the organisation as part of the nomination process.
  • Representatives are selected for a normal term of office (4 years). Representatives may be selected to undertake one further period of office (i.e. 8 years in total) before a break of at least one term.
  • Selection processes should be clear, open and transparent to the membership.

FAQ: Does INPEA have a handbook or Operating Procedure Manual for Representatives and Members to follow as an aid in promoting INPEA's Mission?
Currently INPEA is looking into developing such a manual. President Daichman will be forming a committee to address the policy and practices of INPEA for the global guidance and use of members and Representatives. Your input will be welcomed and suggestions will be invited via the survey instrument mentioned above.

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