Nominate yourself to stand for eLN director

Toby Harris, October 25, 2018

Are you ready to take your involvement with the eLN to the next level and stand to help run our organisation as a director?

Here’s how it works (you can also download the nomination form here – password: eLN ).

The eLN is run by a Board of 12 directors who give their time on a voluntary basis. Board membership lasts for two years initially and a director can be reappointed for a further two years, after which he or she must stand down. The Chair and Vice Chair are appointed on an annual basis from within the current Board membership.

Elections to the Board are held every year in November. You have to be a fully paid up eLN member or industry partner to vote. An election is only required when there are more candidates that Board positions available and this year we have five open positions. You can have a look at the current Board members here.

Being an eLN Board director can transform your career in digital learning (just ask any current or former director).

It’s also a big commitment. As a director, you’ll need take on one or more specific tasks (such as fixing technical issues, being involved in the judging of the Learning Technologies awards, organising events, managing our social media, sending out newsletters, running our mentoring scheme, organising webinars, liaising with industry partners or organising our yearly conference) and you must be able to attend the annual board meeting and at least two of our regional workshops in person.

Still interested? Okay, here’s the most important things to remember:

  • You need to be a paid member of the eLN. So you need to have paid your fee within the past year. If you’re only an associate, you’ll need to sign up and pay before sending your form
  • You need to be seconded by an existing eLN member. Don’t know one? Just reach out on LinkedIn or Twitter and ask one of the existing board
  • You must submit your nomination form to by 16 November, which means you have time to find a seconder at our annual conference eLN CONNECT in London on 15 November.
  • All set?

    Download the nomination form here

    (Password: eLN)

    If you have any further questions about the process, just email Pat Straughan (