ICMTA Working Circles

A central part of the ICMTA and dynamic governance is that the Association is run by a variety of inter-linked working circles. 

The working circle members are all conscious movement teachers. 

If you are interested in a hands-on experience of dynamic governance and in contributing to the work of the ICMTA with your skills, get in touch with us at info@icmta.comWe will also regularly advertise open positions on our website and in our mailings. 

Board of Directors

Domain: To be responsible for ensuring that the ICMTA is acting in accordance with public trust and the law, and to take care of the long-term vision for the Association.

 Responsibilities: 

a. To set and oversee the execution of a strategic plan.

b. 
To ensure fiscal responsibility and approve the annual budget.

c. To maintain long-term viability.

d. To generate new ideas and directions. 

e. To represent the Association to the outside world.

f. To promote and oversee diversity within the Association and its work.

g. To organise and deliver the ICMTA General Assembly annually. 



Finance Guardian


Domain:  The Finance Guardian’s role is to ensure the smooth, healthy running of the financial functions of the ICMTA.


Responsibilities:


a. Prepare the annual budget for the association from requests made by working circles and present it to the GC in November and the Board in December each year.


b. Review any requests to spend above agreed budget levels.


c. Monitor the bank and PayPal accounts and monthly statement of income and expenditure to ensure there are no concerns.


d. Bring any concerns that do arise to the General Circle.


e. Review monthly invoices from the association’s paid workers.


f. Offer guidance on any other financial matters that arise.


g. Attend meetings of the General Circle. 




General Circle

Domain:  To be the centre for coordination of ICMTA activities, deliver the ICMTA strategic plan, and ensure the day-to-day health and fitness of the ICMTA. 

Responsibilities:

a. To provide a central meeting place for elected representatives of working circles.

b. To coordinate the delivery of benefits for members of the ICMTA.  

c. To decide the parameters of new initiatives and which circle is responsible for them.

d.To foster effective, cooperative communication between circles within the ICMTA.

e. To make significant policy decisions that affect more than one of its sub-circles or are critical to the overall mission and vision of the ICMTA.

f. To preserve and promote the values of the ICMTA, including Dynamic Governance, within the running of the Association.

g. To create the annual budget for the Association, and oversee its implementation.

h. To engage and oversee the work of the paid staff of the Association.

i. To support, guide and inspire all who work for the Association.


Members Circle

Domain:  To expand, retain, and serve the membership of the ICMTA. 

Responsibilities: 

a. To actively recruit new members to the ICMTA, and communicate with potential members in different ways.

b. To oversee the application and renewal processes for members of the Association.

c. To develop the membership policies and fees of the ICMTA.

d. To develop the marketing policies of the ICMTA, in collaboration with the Marketing & Communications Officer.

e. To manage the process for new schools seeking recognition by the ICMTA.

f. To consider the range of benefits on offer to existing and potential members, and develop new ideas in collaboration with other circles.

g. To publish a regular newsletter for existing members, and foster two-way communication with them in other ways.

h. To develop and maintain a vibrant, practical web presence for the Association.

i. To promote and administer the Diversity Scholarship for potential new teachers.

j. Where agreed by the General Circle, to recruit and manage any staff that are hired according to ICMTA recruitment policies.

k. Where policy proposals will affect the work of other circles, or will have significant implications for the Association as a whole, to seek consent from the relevant Circle or the General Circle as appropriate.

Events Circle


Domain: To provide opportunities for ICMTA members to meet, support, learn from and inspire one another. 

Responsibilities:

a. To deliver the ICMTA Teachers’ Gatherings. 

b. To deliver the ICMTA Peer Support Service.

c. To deliver opportunities for members’ continuous professional development.

d. To organise, deliver and promote other ICMTA or related events as required.

e. Where agreed by the General Circle, to recruit and manage any staff that are hired according to ICMTA recruitment policies.

f. Where policy proposals will affect the work of other circles, or will have significant implications for the Association as a whole, to seek consent from the relevant Circle or the General Circle as appropriate.

Ethics & Mediation Circle

Domain:  To deliver high-quality ethics and conflict resolution procedures and support within the ICMTA.

Responsibilities:

a. To develop the ethical policies, protocols and practices of the ICMTA, and maintain the Association’s Code of Ethics.

b. To deliver the Witnessing & Mediation Service to members in need.

c. To manage the ICMTA Grievance Procedure when required.

d. To promote the ethical values, policies and practices of the ICMTA to the membership and the public in collaboration with the Members Circle.

e. To keep the Ethics pages of the ICMTA website up to date.

f. Where agreed by the General Circle, to recruit and manage any staff that are hired according to ICMTA recruitment policies.

g. Where policy proposals will affect the work of other circles, or will have significant implications for the Association as a whole, to seek consent from the relevant Circle or the General Circle as appropriate.


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