The annual local institute assessment is designed to support and ensure consistent high performance across the entire local institute network. Local institutes are measured across a number of categories. Each institute now also now creates an individual annual development plan, devised by council members and supported by the regional membership team. The key purpose of these plans is to help incoming presidents plan for the year ahead, ensuring that their institute delivers the services required by members such as CPD provision and social events as well as ensuring good governance and communications are adhered to.
The key council roles are president, deputy president, treasurer, education secretary and secretary. Role descriptions can be found here alongside other council roles. Please note that council roles should be rotated regularly to ensure that your council is kept vibrant whilst giving all interested parties an opportunity to aid in the running of your local institute.
Most institutes benefit from holding at least four council meetings per presidential year plus their AGM. Please remember that all council meetings held must be quorate and your secretary must record the proceedings of the meeting.
The number of council members your institute needs depends on the size of your local institute membership. For optimal performance it is recommended your council is composed of: For local institutes with up to 500 members: 6+ council members. Between 501 – 1000 members: 8+ council members. Between 1001 - 2000 members: 10+ council members. Between 2001 - 3000 members: 12+ council members. More than 3001 members: 15+ council members.
Your secretary should have a copy of your local institute’s constitution. If this is not to hand then contact your Regional Membership Manager who may be able to obtain a copy from the CIIs Secretariat department. All council members should be aware of your local institute’s constitution.