As a collaborative, non-profit and voluntary membership organization, our governance structure is simple, democratic and robust. Every school has its own representative on Council, the body that oversees the operation and strategy of the Consortium. Council meets in person once a year, with locations normally rotated among the member schools. Other meetings are held online as necessary.

The role of Council is to provide oversight and to take decisions regarding all major issues, such as:

  1. Establishing dates for future international weeks
  2. Implementing any changes to the selection process by which students will express their priorities and assignments are made.
  3. Reviewing and evaluating the activities of the most recent year
  4. Approving the specialization (themes, industries, geographic focus, etc.) of each of the modules offered during the international week.
  5. Deciding when and how to add additional members to the Consortium and the selection of such members and establishing a limit on membership if appropriate.
  6. Agreeing on membership fees for the forthcoming cycle.
  7. Revising terms and conditions of membership, as appropriate
  8. Determining the future strategy of the Consortium.
  9. Considering initiatives to advance and extend the value of the network to its members.
  10. Ensuring that the Consortium complies with all legal and fiduciary obligations
  11. Appointing the Executive Director and the Chair.

The Consortium Chair serves for a period of two years, renewable for up to two additional periods.

The Executive Director – appointed in principle for three years with the possibility of renewal - reports to the Council and is empowered to supervise the organization and implementation of our programs.