Dear Member of TESL Ontario:
TESL Ontario is looking for committed, enthusiastic members to serve on TESL Ontario's Board of Directors. The TESL Ontario Board operates with a pure Policy Governance model. All positions are Members-at-Large. Elections are held in the fall and the new slate of directors is presented at the TESL Ontario Annual General Meeting. The offices of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are all elected from within the Board of Directors after the AGM. New board members will be mentored by experienced board members to transition into the role.
We are looking for candidates who:
For the 2014-2015 nominations, we specifically need people who:
Open Positions for 2014-2015:
Benefits of Volunteering as a TESL Ontario Board of Director
Give back to the profession by:
Build your career by:
Expand your network of colleagues by:
Learn more about the activities of an association by:
Directors are expected to serve a 3-year term, with the option for election to another consecutive 3-year term. Meetings will occur 5 or 6 times a year in Toronto. Meetings are held on Saturdays. TESL Ontario will cover all travel, accommodation and meal expenses as set out in the Expense Policy. Additional meetings may be arranged via teleconferencing. Directors may be asked to represent TESL Ontario on other boards and committees such as TESL Canada, MCI (Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration) Advisory Committee, and CERLL (The Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies). Flexibility of working hours is a definite asset. Competent computer skills are necessary to actively participate on this Board as much communication is conducted electronically.
The Election Process
In keeping with TESL Ontario's By-laws and Procedures:
How to apply
Or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by fax to 416-593-0164.
Phil Wachel, TESL Ontario Nominations Committee Chair
Have a favourite approach or activity that you would love to share with others?
The call for proposals for research, posters, and presentations went out about a month ago for this year's TESL Ontario professional conference in Toronto, and the deadline for submission has just been extended to May 31. If you have considered presenting but feel too nervous or unsure about how to go about doing so your first time around, please reconsider.
TESL Windsor member Kelly Morrissey has submitted a presentation proposal for the 2014 fall conference (October 16-18), and can walk you through the process of writing your abstract and submitting it online if you want to give it a shot! (email@example.com)