In 2009 IfL consulted members for their views on creating a new governance structure with increased member representation. At the 2009 annual general meeting of the Institute for Learning (IfL), fellows voted in favour of special resolutions, changing the IfL’s governing documents and allowing the creation of a new governance structure which has been in place since January 2010.
IfL’s governing structure includes an Advisory Council and a non-executive Board of Directors.
IfL Advisory Council: includes up to 45 elected members and up to 15 representatives from partner organisations representing the diversity of the sector, as well as five observers. The IfL Advisory Council:
- Distils the voice of members
- Influences and shapes IfL policy and strategy
- Meets three times a year
- Elects the non-executive Board of Directors from its own body
- Elects the IfL President from its own body.
Non-executive Board of Directors: includes elected members from Advisory Council and up to three co-opted places. The IfL President is an observer at the Board meetings. The Board of Directors:
- Gives strategic direction for IfL
- Ensures business probity
- Has sub-committees focused on specific requirements, including audit
- Meet up to nine times a year
If you have general governance query you can contact the Governance Team. Contact details for the newly elected Advisory Council will be available soon.