PSR: Global Leaders Committee

Global Leaders Committee

The Global Leaders Committee shall be composed of Leader-Representatives from each entity that connects directly to LLLI. The number of Representatives shall be allocated according to the number of Leaders in each direct-connect entity. Representatives shall be nominated and elected by the Leaders from the entity they represent and will serve a term of two years. The purpose of the GLC is to facilitate communication between Leaders and LLLI (the LLLI Board of Directors and Executive Management).

(Nov 2012)

The Global Leaders Committee (the “GLC”) is composed of Leader-representatives (“Representative(s)”) from each entity that directly connects to LLLI. Each entity that connects to LLLI will be allocated a number of Representatives in accordance with the formula set forth below:

  • If the Area Network has fewer than 350 Leaders, then it will be allocated 2 Representatives;
  • If the Area Network has between 351 and 700 Leaders, then it will be allocated 3 Representatives;
  • If the Area Network has between 701 and 1,250 Leaders, then it will be allocated 4 Representatives;
  • If the Area Network has between 1,251 and 2,000 Leaders, then it will be allocated 5 Representatives;
  • If the Area Network has between 2,001 and 3,000 Leaders, then it will be allocated 6 Representatives;
  • If the Area Network has between 3,001 and 5,000 Leaders, then it will be allocated 7 Representatives; and
  • If the Area Network has more than 5,000 Leaders, then it will be allocated 8 Representatives.

Representatives will be nominated by and elected by the Leaders from the entity they represent and will be elected for a term of two years. LLLI will direct each entity that connects to LLLI to utilize appropriate safeguards that support an open, fair, and equitable nomination and election process.

Representatives of the GLC will:

  • participate in quarterly calls (“Cascade Calls”) with the Executive Director of LLLI and the Chair or Co-Chairs of LLLI’s Board of Directors. If the Executive Director and/or Chair or one or both of the Co-Chairs is unable to participate in a Cascade Call, a designate may participate on the unavailable person’s behalf.
  • deliver quarterly reports to their Leader-constituents detailing the substance of each Cascade Call; minutes will be prepared by the Chair or Co-Chairs of the Board and the Executive Director and approved by the GLC Coordinating Committee;
  • solicit and gather questions and concerns from their Leader-constituents on an ongoing basis and in preparation for each quarterly Cascade Call; and,
  • submit proposed agenda items, if any, to the GLC Coordinating Committee (see below) in advance of each Cascade Call.

The GLC shall select a coordinating committee (the “GLC Coordinating Committee”) created, established, and implemented by the Representatives with the primary responsibilities to be the coordination and implementation of Cascade Calls.

The GLC may submit any decision or action of the LLLI Board of Directors to the Board for reconsideration should sixty percent of the Representatives voting on the issue conclude that the decision or action conflicts with LLLI’s mission, and/or violates or conflicts with LLLI’s codes of conduct, Bylaws, Purpose and Principles Reference Set, Policies and Standing Rules and any appendices thereto, and/or any other governing document or set of principles not set forth herein (collectively “LLLI’s Policies”). In order to submit a Board decision or action to the Board for reconsideration, at least eighty percent of the GLC must participate in the vote.

  • Within 45 days of receipt of the notification that sixty percent of the voting Representatives have voted in favor of submitting a Board decision or action for reconsideration, the Board shall revisit the decision or action at issue and submit a written statement to the GLC detailing its reason(s) to either reverse or affirm the earlier decision or action.
  • Upon receipt of a written statement from the Board that it intends to affirm an earlier decision or action that had been submitted for reconsideration by the GLC, the GLC may submit that same Board decision or action for review by the Review Panel if sixty- six percent of the Representatives voting on the issue conclude, upon review of the Board’s written statement that it intends to affirm the decision or action, that the action or decision violates and or conflicts with LLLI’s Policies. In order to submit a Board decision or action to the Review Panel for consideration, at least eighty percent of the GLC must participate in the vote. In no event shall a decision to submit a Board decision or action for review by the Review Panel be made by a vote of absolute numbers less than the number of Representatives that approved the original GLC submission for reconsideration to the Board.
  • Within 60 days of receipt of the notification that sixty-six percent of the voting Representatives have voted in favor of submitting the Board action or decision to the Review Panel for consideration, the Review Panel shall convene and issue a written opinion with its decision as to whether the Board’s decision or action violates or conflicts with LLLI’s Policies.
    • Should the Review Panel conclude that the Board’s decision or action does not violate or conflict with LLLI’s Policies, the Review Panel shall issue a written statement to the Board and the GLC setting forth the reason(s) for this conclusion. This determination shall be final and the GLC shall have no further avenue of recourse with respect to the Board decision or action at issue.
    • Should the Review Panel conclude that the Board’s decision or action does violate or conflict with LLLI’s Policies, the Review Panel shall issue a written statement to the Board and the GLC setting forth the reason(s) for this conclusion. After the issuance of such a statement by the Review Panel, the Board must either reverse its decision or action or take measures to revise and/or clarify the LLLI Policy(ies) at issue so as to ensure that the Board’s decision or action at issue no longer conflicts with LLLI Policy(ies).

The Review Panel shall be composed of five members. Members of the Review Panel will either be former Board members or persons with training, experience or skill regarding policy making and policy implementation. No more than three former Board members may serve on the Review Panel at one time. Members of the Review Panel shall be selected by the LLLI Board subject to the approval of a majority of Representatives of the GLC to serve for a term of three years. Members of the Review Panel shall be governed by the following principles:

  • Each member of the Review Panel shall be fair and impartial; and,
  • A member of the Review Panel must recuse herself/himself from participation in the review process if the subject matter of the Board decision or action under review prevents him or her from being fair and/or impartial.

The Cascade Calls will be governed by the following principles:

  • The Executive Director and the Chair or Co-Chairs of the Board will be present on each Cascade Call, absent extenuating circumstances.
  • During each Cascade Call, the Chair or Co-Chairs of the Board, with the assistance of the Executive Director, will report on the following agenda items: (1) LLLI’s general budget, (2) fundraising efforts, (3) publications, (4) branding, (5) Leader accreditation, and (6) global policy making. Additional agenda items may be submitted by the Representatives of the GLC Coordinating Committee thirty days in advance of the each Cascade Call.
  • Prior to each Cascade Call, Representatives will solicit and gather questions and agenda items from their Leader-constituents.
  • The agenda for each Cascade Call will be jointly developed by the Executive Director, the Co-Chairs of the Board, and the GLC Coordinating Committee.
  • Prior to each Cascade Call, the Executive Director will prepare and post a financial report on LLLI’s website in a manner easily accessible to all Leaders.
  • Should the Executive Director and the Chair or Co-Chairs of the Board conclude that any topic within the scope of the agenda items to be reported on is confidential and, therefore, cannot be discussed during the Cascade Call, the Executive Director and the Chair or Co-Chairs of the Board shall provide information sufficient for the GLC to understand why discussion of the topic must remain confidential, including: (1) the general subject matter of the topic, (2) the reason why confidentiality is necessary, and (3) an approximation of when the topic will be fully disclosed to the GLC.
  • During the Cascade Calls, Representatives will be permitted to ask questions and/or comment on any of the items set forth on the agenda, as well as any additional agenda items submitted thirty days in advance of the Cascade Call. The GLC will utilize conference call software, or some other protocol, to ensure that the ability to ask questions and/or comment on any of the agenda items is allocated in a fair and orderly manner.
  • During the Cascade Calls, the GLC will make detailed notes of the conversation to use as a basis for the subsequent report; the corrected notes will be made available to the GLC Representatives and the Executive Director and Chair or Co-Chairs of the Board. In the twenty-eight days following each quarterly call, the GLC Coordinating Committee shall work closeely with the Executive Director and the Chair or Co-Chairs of the Board to produce a complete report of the Cascade Call, subject to the approval of the GLC.
  • The GLC may request, by a two-thirds vote of the Representatives, one additional Cascade Call per quarter on any subject matter falling within the scope of the agenda items discussed during the preceding Cascade Call. Such requests (detailing the subject matter) will be submitted to the Executive Management and the Chair or Co-Chairs of Board and the requested call shall be held within fourteen days of the submission of the GLC’s request.
  • No later than seven days after the completion and approval of the Cascade Call report, the Executive Director will post the complete report of the Cascade Call on LLLI’s website in a manner readily accessible to Leaders.

(Date Nov 12, Rev Sep 14, Mar 15)

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