Our Thought & Action Steering Group Governance

Our Thought and Action Steering Group Governance

Engage For Success Thought and Action Steering Group (TAGSG) Regulations

The TAGSG is accountable to the Task Force and the wider guru community.

The Group will generally meet on a monthly basis.

The TAGSG will be chaired by an individual elected from within the Thought and Action Steering group membership.

Membership of the Group will consist of not more than twelve (12) members (of whom up to three (3) may be co-opted for their specialist knowledge or contribution).

The Group will be composed of a mixture of academics, researchers, consultants, service providers, membership organisations and professional bodies, all with extensive experience in the theory and practice of employee engagement. The aim will be to achieve broad participation reflecting the diversity of the wider guru group, and across sectors and geographies.

Alternates and deputies will not be permitted.

The administration of the TAGSG will be provided from within the Engage for Success core team.

Quorum and voting

Five constitutes a quorum of the group.

At any meeting of the TAGSG, consensus will be sought on issues raised for advice, guidance or recommendation.

In exceptional circumstances, where the Chair decides that a vote is required, each member of the group, including co-opted members, shall have one vote, with the Chair having a casting vote if required.

Term of Office

Members of the Thought and Action Steering Group shall usually serve for a term of two years and will normally serve for one term only. The TAGSG may, exceptionally, agree re-appointment for a second term of up to one year to facilitate continuity and transition. Each year it is intended that one – third of the Group will retire, unless there are unforeseen circumstances which necessitate a change.

Thought and Action Steering Group members will normally be appointed at a Spring meeting of the group and, in the event of a vacancy through the demise, resignation or retirement of any such member, or to fill a special need, the group shall have the power to co-opt a new member until the end of the current term year, potentially increasing the number of co-opted members beyond three.

The role of TAGSG members is active participation rather than of representation or communication.

Nomination/Appointment Principles

  1. The Thought and Action Steering Group should reflect the composition of the wider Champion community.
  2. It should be transparent and accountable to the wider Champion community.
  3. No-one should be excluded from the TAGSG Nomination/Appointment process.
  4. The overriding criterion for selection will be the contribution a member can make to the work of the Group. Service on this TAGSG is a vitally important role in the development of the subject of Employee Engagement; it is therefore essential that only quality candidates who can add value and work as part of a team are selected.
  • Evidence of an individual’s commitment to Employee Engagement will be necessary.
  • TAGSG members must be able to attend meetings in person or by telephone.
  • Any potential and/or perceived conflicts of interest must be highlighted as they become known