Only the Board acting as a whole has the authority to make decisions, but in practice most of its preparatory work is done by committees dealing with different aspects of policy, strategy and planning.
There are two permanent committees: TrustCo and FinCo. Other committees are created each year based on the goals of the Board and the work it needs to get accomplish.
Nearly all Committees are "open" - i.e. all Association members are welcome to attend meetings, and may indeed be invited to participate. However, for the same reasons as the full Board's executive sessions, the work of some Committees may be wholly or partially "closed" (confidential).
2018 - 2019 Board Committees:
The Trusteeship Committee (TRUSTCO) is one of only two standing committees that the Association explicitly requires the Board to maintain (the other being Finance). The Trusteeship Committee is the guardian of the integrity of the Constitution and the By-Laws, and is responsible for ensuring that Board policies are regularly reviewed and consistent with those basic documents. The Committee also draws up and updates as necessary the rules and procedures governing the election of Trustees by the Association, and is active in identifying potential candidates for Board membership. The Committee organizes training and orientation sessions for the Board, and monitors Trustees' compliance with their conflict-of-interest and code of conduct commitments, and with ISO's philosophy (mission, vision, and values).
The current TrustCo workplan can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact the Committee Chair Perry Gresham
Chair: Marcel Niampa
Member: Rose Drabo
The Finance Committee (FINCO) is one of only two standing committees that the Association explicitly requires the Board to maintain (the other being Trusteeship). The Finance Committee is chaired by the Treasurer, and is responsible for preparing the annual budget and subsequent revisions for the Board's approval, and for monitoring the implementation of the budget. The Committee prepares and submits monthly financial updates to the Board, and twice a year presents a report on the school's finances to the Association's general meetings. The Committee is tasked with ensuring that the Association's accounts are audited annually by a firm of good repute and that the auditor's recommendations are duly implemented, with developing financial management and analytical tools as appropriate, and with making recommendations on financial policy to the Board.
The current FinCo workplan can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact the Committee Chair Eddie Rogers.
Chair: Jeremy Freeman, Treasurer
Member: Dharmendra Pathak, Trustee
The Communications Committee (COMCO) is an ad hoc committee (Task Force) set up for the specific purpose of designing and implementing effective information flows between Board and Association.
The current ComCo workplan can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact the Committee Chair Rackel Azar.
Future Committee (FutureCO)
The goal of Future Committee is to increase, improve and nurture its effectiveness, efficiency, outreach and dynamism leading to a better functioning group with more participation from the ISO Association.
The chair of this committee is Soumaila Somtore.
The current Future Co workplan can be found here
Safety & Security Committee
The Safety & Security Committee (SSC) is an ad hoc committee (Task Force) set up for the specific purpose of designing, implementing and testing updated security protocols and procedures. The Security & Safety Committee is a joint Board-Administration structure.
This committee recently completed a Safety and Security Manual, which includes the Child Protection Policy.
The current SSC workplan can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact the Committee Chair Jean-Luc Aupoix.
Chair to participate as needed in this standing committee which is chaired by the Director.
Task Force: New Director Hire
Rachel Hampshire, Lea Fadoul, Marie-Helene Pichette, Rose Drabo,