Nominate yourself to stand for eLN director

Nominations are open to become a Board Member of the eLearning Network Community Interest Company (CIC) 2020-2022

Closing date: 27th November 2020

The eLearning Network is a not-for-profit organisation run by the eLearning and Learning & Development community for those working in our industry. We provide expertise and activities to share best practice, develop skills and prepare people for current and future trends in technology-based L&D. The eLN also oversees the annual Learning Technology Awards judging, maintaining quality standards year on year. The eLN CIC is run by a Board of up to 12 directors, supported by admin and PR roles. It is a limited company and, as a director, you will have statutory duties towards the company. Before you apply, please read about the role and responsibilities of being a company director on the Institute of Directors website: https://www.iod.com/services/information-and-advice/resources-and-factsheets/details/directors-duties-and-responsibilities.

Directorship is for 2 years initially and can be extended for a further two. The Chair and Vice-Chair are appointed on an annual basis from within the current Board. This year there are three new vacant board positions available and two of the current board standing for re-election. We will hold an election at the end of November if there are more nominees than Board positions available. Applications this year will be via the website.

All eLN (full) members and Industry Partner representatives are eligible to vote and voting is done online. The term of office starts in December.

Why become an eLN director?

From an industry perspective, becoming a board member is is a unique opportunity to develop the talent pool and raise standards within the industry. From a personal perspective, it will enable you to enhance your profile and be recognised for your contribution to the profession. It is also an opportunity to develop your leadership, communication and organisational skills. We are looking for someone with experience in the industry who is ready to take on a board level role. It is less important what sector you are currently working in or what your current role is, but you do need to be able to allocate a day or so a month to the eLN, spread across the month. You also need to be proactive and ready to take on new challenges. It will be helpful if you have good network already but being a director will help you to build that.

Board members meet monthly for an hour and use Slack to communicate in between meetings. The director’s role involves:

  • Setting the strategic direction for the eLN, confirming its value proposition and raising its profile
  • Promoting the values of eLN virtually and via face-to-face events
  • Identifying industry experts and forward thinkers who can speak at events such as Connect and update or upskill the membership
  • Representing the eLN at conferences and exhibitions, such as Learning Technologies
  • Owning eLN activities, including organising, running or supporting virtual and regional one-day events, the annual conference, the mentoring programme, newsletters, social media and webinars
  • Helping to judge the annual Learning Technology Awards and ensuring quality standards are maintained (with other industry experts)

Next steps

Find out more by talking to an existing board member – the current board is here: https://elearningnetwork.org/about-us/about-eln/

You must be an eLN member to be eligible to stand for election. You can propose yourself and must be seconded by an eLN member. Nominations close on 27th November.

If you have any questions, email us at contactus@elearningnetwork.org.

  • Seven of the current board have finished their first year and have one more year to go.
  • Joan Keevill, the current chair, has been co-opted for next year for continuity reasons.
  • Andy Moorman is standing down and Leonard Houx and Anusha Jain already resigned.
  • Tony Frascina is a co-opted member and does not need to stand for election.
  • Gemma Wells has completed a two-year term and is standing for election for a further two years, with a view to taking on the Vice-Chair role.
  • Kim Ellis, who was co-opted onto the board when Anusha Jain resigned, is standing for election for a full two-year term. Kim has been doing the monthly newsletters and the virtual coffee mornings.

If you would like to stand for election please fill in the form below which includes data we need to collect (for Companies House and our bank and for the election if we need one).  You can see our privacy policy here. Your 100 word submission and the profile photo you provide will be published on the voting pages on our website during the election.

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eLN Director nomination form

Nominations for 2020 are now closed.