How should orienteering be governed?
British Orienteering are reviewing the governance of the sport and have issued a paper with their proposals. Whilst it is 10 pages long, I urge you to read it and then comment on it. They have not provided any means to receive feedback (correction: there is an email address ), but there has already been some discussion on NopeSport that you can read, but please come back here and leave your thoughts about this. There are proposals that could have ramifications on Scottish orienteering in the future. I can’t link to it on the British Orienteering website as it has already dropped off the news page, so here it is:
BOF governance review 2011
An extract from the timetable demonstrating the urgency.
Board to agree the model and begin consultation with the Events Committee and Groups.
Agenda and papers distributed for the first Association & Club Conference to be held in autumn 2011.
Board to agree the preferred governance structure. The Board recruits and appoints a person to chair the Events & Competitions Committee adhering to the ‘Recruitment & Selection Policy’ of British Orienteering.
A small group of directors will meet with the appointed chair as part of the induction process to ensure there is understanding of the terms of reference for the committee, the role of the chair and the lines of communication between the Board and committee.