Greetings Grex members and Grex community-at-large,
We are writing to inform you that there are three (3) seats on the Grex Board that are up for election. We invite you to consider becoming a candidate for the Grex Board of Directors.
Grex has been active in sponsoring Group Relations Conferences and other experiential and informational programs. Being a member of the Grex Board offers opportunities for creative work with others in the Group Relations community to further the application of psychodynamic and social systems analysis.
Board membership involves the commitment to attending scheduled meetings and contributing to Grex projects, including the planning and sponsorship of group relations conferences on the west coast and Hawaii. The Board meets one evening per month via Zoom video conferencing as well as three all-day (Saturday or Sunday) meetings (currently Zoom, but usually face-to-face). A board term is three(3) years.
Board work is a valuable and interesting application of group relations work with personal and professional rewards. If you have any questions about the operation of the Grex Board, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a board member will contact you.
The nomination deadline is Feb 5, 2021, and we will collect statements of candidacy (a short biography and statement of why you are running for the board) by Feb 9.
Voting will commence February 11 and continue through February 25, 2021. Election results will be announced on the week March 1, 2021
Grex Vice-President, Chair Strategic Planning Committee
From our bylaws:
The Board of Directors, who are elected by and accountable to the GREX membership as a whole, is responsible for the development and establishment of policies and procedures governing the activities of GREX, and for assuring that the policies and procedures are carried out. The Board of Directors has the authority to specify criteria defining who is authorized to work in the name of GREX, to authorize educational and related activities carried out through GREX and/or in the name of GREX. The Board appoints the directors of group relations conferences sponsored by GREX and establishes fees for conferences and other GREX-sponsored events. The Board conducts business with AKRI and other institutions and agencies as well as individuals. The Board of GREX shall consist of five to ten members.
Any member in good standing of GREX shall be qualified to serve on the Board of Directors provided that s/he meets two of the following criteria:
1. Membership in GREX and/or AKRI or another Affiliate of the A. K. Rice Institute, for at least one year.
2. Participation in at least two group relations conferences (one residential if possible) sponsored by GREX, the A. K. Rice Institute, or another of its affiliates.
3. An interest, willingness and capacity to cultivate the work of GREX in the West Coast region.
4. Ongoing GREX Board members will strive to maintain active participation in group relations events.