GUIDELINES FOR BIDDING TO HOST A GLOBAL CONFERENCE
Higher Education Chaplains first gathered globally in Vancouver, Canada in 2000.
At that first Global Conference it was decided such gatherings should take place every four years in a different part of the world. Subsequently Global Conferences have taken place in Brisbane, Australia in 2004 and Tampere, Finland in 2008.
An Aim of The International Association of Chaplains in Higher Education (IACHE) is to facilitate the coordination of these Global Conferences in accordance with principles consistent with those of the Association.
Regional / National Associations of Chaplains are therefore invited to bid for the opportunity to host a future Global Conference.
The Global Conference should;
Over the past Global Conferences some general aims have been developed and agreed which would be expected to form the basis for future Global Conferences.
The theme and specific aims of each Global Conference would also reflect the culture of the host region/country and the nature of Higher Education and tertiary
Chaplaincy of the host region/country
The theme of the Global Conference in New Haven in 2012 is “Mosiacs in Motion: Spiritual Leadership in a Multifaith World” and the aims are:
To enrich the profession by:
To offer support through:
To extend our understanding of a contested and changing world by:
REQUIREMENTS TO HOST A GLOBAL CONFERENCE
Potential hosts of a Global Conference are required to be able to demonstrate :
PROCEDURES FOR BIDDING TO HOST A GLOBAL CONFERENCE
Those national / regional Associations who believe they can demonstrate the above should make a bid to host the next Global Conference in writing and power-point presentation to the International Chaplaincy Committee prior to November 30, 2012 and thereafter to the Executive Committee of IACHE. The present International
Committee and the Executive Committee of IACHE conduct its business largely through email, making a face to face presentation unlikely.
The IACHE Executive Committee will consider all bids to host a Global Conference and will inform the successful bidder by January 31, 2013.
The successful bidder will be expected to host the IACHE Executive mid-way between the previous and next Global Conference (2014) and to be able to introduce them to the Conference Host Committee at this time.
BIDS TO HOST A GLOBAL CONFERENCE SHOULD INCLUDE:
FOR THE GLOBAL CONFERENCE 2012, BIDS ARE NOW INVITED AND
SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY THE 30th NOVEMBER 2012 TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHAPLAINCY COMMITTEE - LUCY FORSTER-SMITH (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND OMER BAJWA (email@example.com).
GLOSSARY OF DEFINITIONS:
CHAPLAINS: Used for ease of reference to refer to religious professionals of any faith who are appointed or employed to serve the spiritual needs of a higher education community, including religious and spiritual advisers, directors and coordinators of religious life, campus ministers and university chaplains.
HIGHER EDUCATION: The term, Higher Education, is used to include
all forms of post-secondary education. Universities, Colleges, and vocational
education and other related environments are here considered as tertiary or
higher educational institutions.
GLOBAL CONFERENCE: The Conference of the International Association of Chaplains in Higher Education held every four years, open to all who are appointed or employed to serve the religious, spiritual and pastoral needs of all students and staff in university, college, vocational education and other such institutions, as religious professionals, religious and spiritual advisers, directors and co-ordinators of religious life, campus ministers and chaplains.
IACHE -The International Association of Chaplains in Higher Education: Launched at the Global conference in Tampere 2008, the association aims to;