The IFPA continues to perform its key functions, its new and future work by its governing council body. This is made up of 12 member/trustees who work on a voluntary basis in a number of key roles.
Council are supported by IFPA staff in the Head office with:
The IFPA continues to strengthen ties with other CAM organisations, The Department of Health. It has an interest in the new Integrated Health Care Trust in the UK and is taking the initiative to work together on a more global scale as aromatherapy continues to be one of the fastest growing complementary therapies. The IFPA is committed to the future regulation of the profession and will work with other organisations who share that vision in order to protect the public and its members.
Membership to the IFPA council requires its council members to be trustees of the federation and admittance is in accordance with the articles of association. Council is open to any individual who meets the professional standards set out by council for the practice of aromatherapy. For the purposes of charity law, council members take on 'Trustee' status, acting in the best interest of the charity and its aims.
Meetings – Trustees are required to attend at least 3 meetings per year; one of those should be the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Meetings take place at the Hinckley office, 3rd Tuesday every 2 months, from 10am – 4pm.
Appointments – Applications for council elections will be 40 days prior to the AGM for membership voting. Appointments are for 2 years, but retiring Council members may stand for re-election. Council may appoint a person to fill any vacancy on council until the next AGM when they cease to be in that role unless re-appointed by the election process.
Although council members have a defined role there is lots of shared work, debates and discussion; decisions made in a most collegiate and professional way. All council members work for the federation on a voluntary basis. This is well respected amongst other members of council and office staff. In compliance with charity aims and trustee responsibilities, the federation hopes trustees will work towards:
Specific council chairs have additional role descriptions and these are available when applying to be elected onto Council.
There are many benefits to being on council mainly those of gaining greater insight into the federation and the field of aromatherapy, developing personal CPD and support to those new to council, via a mentorship process.
If you feel you have skills and attributes which may contribute to the IFPA, are willing to serve for a term of office and a commitment to your professional association then we need you!
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