TAIP’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 29th, at Tokyo YMCA International School, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tokyo YMCA International School is generously offering a tour of their facility for any interested. Please arrive by 6:10 p.m. if you’d like to participate in that tour.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an important chance to review the previous year, look forward to the coming year and discuss the status of the organization. It’s also a great opportunity to check in with others from the organization and catch up.
The event will include drinks and light refreshments.
Each school may send up to two representatives to attend, including voting on any important matters. Please use THIS FORM to sign up. If nobody from your organization is able to attend, you may optionally surrender your voting rights to another attendee. Please use the form above to do so.
Associate members may have a table at this event, and should once again use the form above to make such a request.
We are still taking nominations for TAIP President 2021, which will be decided at this AGM. Here is a brief description of the position, and you may use the registration form above to nominate an individual (including yourself) for this position!
What are the duties of the President?
As defined by article X of the TAIP constitution, the duties of the President are as follows:
The President The function of the President will be to prepare the agenda, to preside at the meetings, to field membership inquiries and applications, and to authorize expenditures of up to 100,000 yen. Expenditures exceeding this amount must be approved by the Executive Board. He/she shall also be the “owner” of the web- based membership contact data of all the member schools. He/she shall also invite prospective members to join the organization and pursue affiliation with similar organizations on behalf of the total membership. The President shall moderate postings on the association website by member schools.
Speaking from personal experience, most of the duties of the President involve organizing meetings, overseeing events, making key decisions and answering emails. On average, it takes about 5-10 hours a week to complete the duties of the President. School vacations times are far less busy, while the period leading up to big events can require a bigger time commitment.
What is the process for becoming President?
Candidates for President are nominated one-year prior by themselves or other individuals who feel they are suited for the position. Nominated individuals may then choose to accept or decline the nomination.
If there is more than one candidate at the time of the Annual General Meeting (January 2020), then a vote will be held by all attending members to elect the next President.
After the President is chosen, they will spend one year in the “president elect” position. They will work closely with the current President (me!) for one year, learning about the position and the details of the organization.
They will then spend one year as President. This is followed by another year as “outgoing president,” during which they help support the next leader.
Thus, being President is a three-year process.
What are the benefits of becoming President?
Spending a year as the President of TAIP is an incredibly valuable experience. It is a chance to give something to the International School community and to have a hand in organizing important professional development events and publicity-related matters.
It is also a great way to build connections, meeting teachers and administrators from various schools and interacting with other individuals in the industry. Speaking personally, it has helped me to gain a better picture of the international school community as a whole.
If you are interested in nominating yourself or another individual, please reply to this email. I am also happy to answer any questions about the position or the process involved in filling it.
TAIP Annual General Meeting