EXECUTIVE GOVERNANCE OF THE GUILD:
The Guild has the following in place to provide executive-level governance, guidance and associated management controls:
|President: whose mission is to promote the Guild to stakeholders and support its interests. This role is currently vacant.|
Senate: whose mission is to protect the image and public profile of the Guild and ensure that deployed policy is in the interests of the stakeholders.
GOVERNANCE OF GUILD OPERATIONS:
The Guild provides operational-level governance, guidance and associated management controls via the following:
Global Headquarters: the membership will elect where the Global Headquarters is to be based.
The Infrastructure Support Committee is also exploring how the Guild could be 'head-quartered' in various global locations, or perhaps even have it relocated at fixed intervals via an election process held amongst its membership.
|Governance Council: whose mission is to ensure that the activities of the Guild are conducted in accordance with the constitution and aligned with the Guild approved objectives.|
Regional Management Councils: whose mission it is to ensure that activities within the region are conducted in accordance with the constitution and aligned with the Guild approved objectives. The regional councils will have Regional Management Chairpersons who are elected from the Regional Guild Officers by the Regional membership.
Regional Guild Officers: whose mission is to act as a representative of the regional memberships and elected, for 2 years through formal elections. Their role is to lead the local development and deployment of the Guild’s aims and objectives, with a remit to:
- Represent the Guild, and assist or chair regional meetings
- Interview candidates and appraise senior applicants
- Mentor where required and appraise professional documents
The Guild has a growing number of Regional Interest Groups where they discuss relevant issues, where they share learning, are networking and develop strategies and initiatives. There are initiatives emerging such as:
- Industry (such as Rail, IT, Oil & Gas)
- Regional (such as Dubai, Hong Kong)
- Skills Groups (such as claims, risk)
If you would like to support or champion a group there are lots of opportunities. The groups will become Guild Interest Groups and members will share information from the Guild Library and professionally network with like minded peers.
OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT GUILD FUNCTIONS:
The Guild provides operational-level management via the following:
Management Support Committee: whose mission is to oversee and manage the Guild’s internal operation. The committee has the following objective:
- To ensure that all the internal processes and procedures associated with the internal running of the Guild receive day-to-day attention and that items defined as Policy by the Governance Council are being deployed in accordance with the Guilds wishes.
Membership Review Committee: whose mission is to manage the deployment and operation of the Guild’s professional standards. The committee has the following objectives:
- To deploy and operate the process of entry to the various levels of membership of the Guild and the criteria for advancement.
- To deploy the processes associated with the professional standards set by the Guild and dealing with infringements to these standards.
- To ensure the indentified professional support infrastructure promoted by the Guild is managed and fairly deployed.
Strategic Development Committee: whose missions is the identification of opportunities and deployment of direction, for promotion of the Guild’s interests. The committee has the following objectives:
- Membership development; to concentrate on seeking and investigating new opportunities for promoting the people-aspects of the Guild, i.e. the identification of a new way of using our skills in an environment, or via a new area of people support that would move the Guild forward in its development.
- Independent reviews of technical, process and software developments; to include developing a new service, such as maturity models that would promote the Guild in the wider world as well as identify a new service available to wider community.
- To evaluate the scope of future activity for the Guild and make recommendations on where it needs to focus in order to meet its objectives.
Professional Standards Committee: whose mission is to manage the setting and maintenance of standards and the ongoing support of Guild members in the field. The committee has the following objectives:
Due to the interfaces involved, this committee is currently working in a joint-manner with the Education Development Committee and will separate at a later juncture.
- Establish and set the standards that the Guild wishes to promote and ensure these are maintained in accordance with the policy set by the Governance Council.
- On-going support to the members of the Guild in the field by looking after the content of the knowledge base, Guild Library and any tools the Guild deploys, in order that the membership is supported by the most appropriate information.
- Interface between the membership; when members identify technical issues associated with the operation of the standards which the Guild sets.
Education Development Committee: whose mission is to manage the provision of educational, career path and support services to the Guild Members in the field. The committee has the following objectives:
- Development of the educational / career path strategy for facilitating the development of a member through the various categories of membership; thus defining a career path.
- Development of an infrastructure whereby individuals can receive coaching, apprenticeship or mentoring support from more experienced members.
- Provision of mentoring services to facilitate the development of individual members. This would be about linking a developing person, with an experienced individual, so that the development of the persons is undertaken in a structured way and the passing of knowledge is undertaken at a one-to-one level.
- Operation of a Guild based Academy, and / or Guild Apprenticeships, physical if with premises, but always supported via a virtual capability.
Due to the interfaces involved, this committee is currently working in a joint-manner with the Professional Standards Committee and will separate at a later juncture.
COLLABORATION & PROMOTION:
Collaboration & Promotion Committee: whose mission is the setting and maintenance of standards and the ongoing support of Guild Members in the field. The committee has the following objectives:
- Promoting the Guild in both the public and private domains by arranging and / or supporting initiatives such as exhibitions and learning-based events where members would have an involvement or interest and the Guild would benefit from exposure.
- The building of relationships with commercial / public organisations with the aim of providing a beneficial relationship for the Guild and its interests with these organisations.
- The building and formalising of strategic relationships with other professional organisations whereby the interests of the Guild and the other organisation is of mutual beneficial reward and interest.
Infrastructure Support Committee: whose mission is to oversee and manage infrastructure created to support the operations of members in the field. The committee has the following objectives:
- Communications; dealing with such matters as Guild website, membership newsletters, periodic publications, synopsis of articles etc. Also acting as the first line of review of any communications from the membership on ideas to be included within communications or observations on the deployed tools, standards and practices.
- Maintenance and structure of the knowledge base documents and any electronic media, such as that which the Guild might initiate. The content will be determined by other committees but the committee is charged with making sure the latest issues are those available to support the Guild membership.
- Maintenance of the Good-Practice tools and processes that are offered to the Guild membership in support of their day-to-day activities, or the tools and techniques the Guild offers to the wider community. This would also entail configuration managing the tools and techniques supported by the Guild to ensure only the latest issues were available for deployment.