Do you want to get (or remain) active in APECS and be involved in the APECS leadership? The applications for APECS Council 2021-2022 are now open! The application deadline for Project Group Leaders and National Committee/Partner Organization representatives is 15 August 2021 at 23:59 GMT. The application deadline for Council leadership positions (Council Co-Chair, National Committee Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator) is 15 September 2021 at 23:59 GMT.
The APECS Council is the larger of the two leadership committees of APECS. Its members lead Project Groups (e.g. webinars, workshops, Polar Weeks), coordinate APECS activities, and govern the organisation.
The 2021-2022 Council term is from 1 October 2021 through 30 September 2022. In September 2021 APECS will offer orientation webinars for new Council members so that you are well prepared to start your term on 1 October. Note that the 2021-2022 term will be the first term during which the APECS Council will only be composed of Project Group Leaders, Council leadership positions (Council Co-Chair, National Committee Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator), and National Committee and Partner Organization representatives. As a Council 2021 - 2022 Project Group Leader you would need to be available throughout September 2021 to review applications for your Project Group.
If you are just interested in participating, not leading a Project Group, a call to join Project Groups will be announced to the APECS membership in September.
No prior experience with APECS, or the subject of the Project Group you’d like to lead, is necessary to join the Council - we encourage all APECS members to consider applying! A list of the 2020-2021 term Project Groups can be found on the APECS website, and are also listed in the Council application form. You are also welcome to suggest new Project Groups that you would be willing to lead beyond those that are listed!
Being involved in the APECS Council provides you with opportunities to engage internationally and across disciplines with other early career researchers and professionals who are interested in the Polar and Alpine regions and the wider Cryosphere. By leading a Project Group on the Council, you develop valuable skills in project management, leadership and communication in a friendly and supportive environment that will help you in your future careers no matter if they will be in academia or non-academic professions. APECS Council members value the international networks they develop through the Council, as well as the recognition and accomplishments through their work. You should be prepared to spend a few hours per week, on average, on APECS related activities.
You are interested? Find out how to apply to the APECS Council 2021-2022!