The mandate of the BECR task force is to be advisory and provide clarification, make recommendations and/or set guidelines that will be reviewed and approved by the IPA Board.
1) To clarify in order to improve the relationship between the Board and the Executive Committee.
2) To specify Board and Executive Committee functioning and their optimal relationship to each other and to the IPA membership they serve.
3) To study how to facilitate communications across the regions.
To study and make recommendations to the Board with regard to the following issues:
How shall the Board and Executive Committee best manage the IPA and execute Board policies, wishes and initiatives as defined by Rule 7, Section A of the Constitution.
The roles and responsibilities of the Board and Executive Committee in respect to the above management function.
How the Executive Committee functions ┤between meetings? with regard to Board oversight.
The feasibility and advisability of establishing ways for the Executive Committee to obtain Board consent between face-to-face meetings in situations when the Executive Committee believes that it needs to take specific actions, including financial allocations, heretofore unapproved by the Board.
Improving communication channels between the Board and the Executive Committee and the Component Societies through the Board linking function in order to promote better representation of the Societies within the IPA.
To facilitate and encourage cross-regional communications among Board and Executive Committee members.
Policy and procedures governing the Executive committee with regards to unallocated financial expenditures between Board meetings.
Optimizing transitions when there is a change in Board administration.
Task Force Members and Methods:
a. The Task Force shall include 6 members, 2 from each region.
b. The Task Force shall function by fax, e.mail and telephone conference, and in person meetings during the Congresses and Board meetings.
The Chair of the Committee will provide reports as the Board requires, but not less than once a year. Reports should outline the actions and achievements of the Committee in pursuit of its mandate.