The purpose of the leadership is to carry out such duties as are assigned by the General Assembly, the Executive Committee, the Articles and Regulations.
The Leadership is composed of at least 11 members elected by the General Assembly. Each member’s term of office shall last for 1 year and renewable 3 times. The Leadership meets as often as the Association’s business requires.
The officers of the Leadership shall be elected by the General Assembly at the annual meeting of each year. IADS Executive Committee has to make a call for applications for the elections on social media networks and website 2 months before the annual congress. Anyone wishing to run for a position must submit an application letter including his CV, his strategic plan and objectives during his term in office at least 3 weeks before the meeting to all members of the Executive Committee. Candidate can apply for a maximum of 2 different positions within the leadership. Applications must be published 2 weeks before the meeting to the IADS delegates by the General Secretary and on the IADS website by the Editor. If there are no applications made for a position, applications will be opened again during General Assembly only for the positions with no applicants before the elections start. In case of cancellation of an application after the submission deadline by the candidate he shall no longer be considered for the same position during the current elections except in case of a vacancy for that position, in which case he can apply during the same General Assembly.