TIMELINE OF CANDIDACY PROCESS
New to the 2014-2015 International Board Election Process is that all forms are submitted online through the AZA BBG Site. You will be given copies of the forms in this packet, but they must be filled out electronically at the given hyperlinks. The entire election packet can be found at bbyo.org/azabbg/elections. You may work pro-actively, ahead of the timeline outlined below. To download a hard copy of the International Elections Guide, click here.
1) Review of Office Responsibilities
Click here to review the officer responsibilities for the AZA Grand Board and BBG International Board.
2) January 9th - Candidate Declaration Form - Deadline Passed
3) January 19th - Forms, Signature - Deadline Passed
4) January 19th - Self-Evaluation Survey - Deadline Passed
5) January 19th - Gaining Perspective Call - Deadline Passed
6) January 23rd - Interview Call with the Grand Aleph Godol or International N’siah - Deadline Passed
7) February 2nd - Family Call with Ian or Anita
This is a time for your parents to ask questions of Ian and Anita, members of the AZA & BBG Professional Staff team that work directly with the International Board. They will clarify with you and your parents what the rest of the election process will be, what the role of a Grand/International Board Member looks like on a day-to-day basis, and make sure that BBYO and your family is able to support you in this role. Concerns about any individual candidate’s candidacy will also be discussed. Click here for more information.
7) February 4th - Vision Statement
Having a clear vision is an integral part of anyone’s role as an international board member. It’s important that you have a firm grasp of the Movement’s needs, what you hope the Movement will look like in the future, and how to move between those two points should you have the chance to lead.
Your vision statement will be posted ahead of Convention for members worldwide to review and submit questions for Elections ahead of time.
For more information and to submit your Vision Statement, click here.
8) February 4th - Platform
Your platform will be sent in to confirm that everything is factual and fits the standards set out in this packet. We are not responsible for any spelling errors, grammar mistakes – those are your edits to make!
Your platform will be posted ahead of Convention for members worldwide to review and submit questions for Elections ahead of time.
For more information and to submit your Platform, click here.
9) February 4th - Qualifications Video
You’ll need to record a video of your qualifications for the voting body to watch at International Convention. Your qualifications video will be posted ahead of Convention for members worldwide to review and submit questions for Elections ahead of time. Click here for more information.
10) February 6th - Priority Paper: For Godol and N’siah Candidates Only
Thinking strategically is critical for the role of a Godol and N’siah. Your attention to our priorities will advance the Movement next year. You’ll be asked to propose next steps for each of our priorities to share with the IC body. Click here for more information.
11) February 12th/13th - AZA BBG International Convention 2014
All candidates are expected to be on their best behavior throughout the entire convention. No politicking will be allowed. The process at International convention will be further explained later in the declaration process. Please review the Speech Guidelines and the Elections at IC Process.