Take an active part in influencing the work of your Society.
Council is responsible for the governance of the Society. Council members oversee our strategic thinking as a subject association, a trade union and a learned society, guided by our Strategic Plan 2020-24, our Communications Strategy and our Policy Watch document. Council also oversees the finances of the Society, supported by the Honorary Treasurer.
Forum is responsible for advising and supporting specific aspects of the work of the Society to fulfil the objectives of our Strategic Plan. Forum members advise on or contribute to any of the following:
Meetings for both Council and Forum take place three times a year. Two of those meetings are virtual. We use online conferencing for most of our NSEAD meetings. It is cost effective, but more importantly is a good use of time, cutting out travel. It means that more people are able to be part of Council and Forum.
Once a year Council and Forum come together for an ‘away day’ to explore the big issues and attend our AGM. This is held in a convenient location and is a great opportunity for Council and Forum colleagues to meet in person.
How to get involved
Anyone who is an individual member – Full Trade Union, Associate or Honorary – can be nominated for Council and Forum, with elections in September each year. Council and forum members can also be elected to our Finance & General Purposes Committee and may initiate or join a time-limited Specialist Interest Group.
You don’t have to be a teacher, and you don’t need years of experience, just a strong commitment to our subject and the desire to work with others, to make a difference and advance art, craft and design in education.
Diversity is an important value for NSEAD. We are passionate about promoting equity at work and are committed to it for all our volunteers and staff. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who are underrepresented in art, craft and design education and in the creative industries.
If you are interested in joining NSEAD's Council, Forum or Special Interest Groups, please get in touch.