To be eligible for a role as a Business Council Member within the International Trade Council, individuals must meet the following qualifications:
Current ITC Membership: Council members must first be active members of the International Trade Council. This allows them to have a comprehensive understanding of the ITC's mission, objectives, and operations.
Council leaders may be granted free membership in the ITC at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
Industry Experience: Council members should have significant experience in their respective industries, typically evidenced by a history of leadership roles or notable accomplishments in their field. This expertise helps ensure that they can provide valuable insights and informed guidance to the council.
Global Perspective: Given the international scope of the ITC, council members should ideally have a broad global perspective. Experience in international trade or business, or familiarity with diverse markets, is highly desirable.
Commitment: Council members should be committed to the goals of the ITC and be willing to invest time and effort to contribute to the council's initiatives. This includes attending quarterly meetings and actively participating in discussions and decision-making processes.
Ethical Standing: Council members must demonstrate high standards of professional and personal ethics. They should be committed to the principles of honesty, integrity, and transparency, as they are representatives of the ITC and its membership.
Leadership Skills: Council members should possess strong leadership skills. They need to be able to guide discussions, inspire action, and foster collaboration within the council and the broader ITC membership.
Communication Skills: Effective communication is vital for council members. They must be able to clearly articulate ideas, understand differing viewpoints, and foster open and respectful dialogues.
The objective of the Council is to bring together a diverse group of professionals who can share their experiences and insights to guide the Council's initiatives and serve the needs of the wider ITC community. These qualifications aim to ensure that Council members can effectively contribute to this goal.