Terms & Conditions of Use

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE

      Last Updated on March 17 2022

      1. Introduction

Welcome to the Evolutionary Business Council (“Company”, “we”, “our”, “us” or “EBC”).

These Terms of Service (“Terms”, “Terms of Service”) govern your use of our website located at EBCouncil.com (together or individually “Service”) operated by Evolutionary Business Council.

Our Privacy Policy also governs your use of our Service and explains how we collect, safeguard and disclose information that results from your use of our web pages.

Your agreement with us includes these Terms and our Privacy Policy (“Agreements”). You acknowledge that you have read and understood Agreements, and agree to be bound by them.

If you do not agree with (or cannot comply with) Agreements, then you may not use the Service, and please let us know by emailing using this CONTACT US FORM, so we can try to find a solution. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use Service.

    2. Communications

By using our Service, you agree to subscribe to newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information we may send. Communication may be via SMS or voice message, email, and phone calls.  However, you may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or by emailing using this CONTACT US FORM. 

    3. Purchases

If you wish to purchase any product or service made available through Service (“Purchase”), you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your Purchase including but not limited to, your credit or debit card number, the expiration date of your card, your billing address, and your shipping information.

You represent and warrant that: (i) you have the legal right to use any card(s) or other payment method(s) in connection with any Purchase; and that (ii) the information you supply to us is true, correct and complete.

We may employ the use of third party services for the purpose of facilitating payment and the completion of Purchases. By submitting your information, you grant us the right to provide the information to these third parties subject to our Privacy Policy .

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order at any time for reasons including but not limited to: product or service availability, errors in the description or price of the product or service, error in your order or other reasons.

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order if fraud or an unauthorized or illegal transaction is suspected.

    4. Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions

As a EBC website user, You may be required to create an account with EBC. You warrant that the information you provide EBC is truthful and accurate, and that you are not impersonating another person. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password you may use to access your EBC account, and you agree not to transfer your password or Username, or lend or otherwise transfer your use of or access to your account, to any third party. You are fully responsible for all transactions with, and information conveyed to, EBC under your account. You agree to immediately notify EBC of any unauthorized use of your password or User name or any other breach of security related to your account. You agree that EBC is not liable, and you will hold EBC harmless, for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with any of the foregoing obligations.
 
Any contests, sweepstakes or other promotions (collectively, “Promotions”) made available through Service may be governed by rules that are separate from these Terms of Service. If you participate in any Promotions, please review the applicable rules as well as our Privacy Policy . If the rules for a Promotion conflict with these Terms of Service, Promotion rules will apply.
 
    5. Refunds
We issue refunds for Contracts within 10 days of the original purchase of the Contract.

    6. Content

Our Service allows you to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“Content”). You are responsible for Content that you post on or through Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness. By posting Content on or through Service, You represent and warrant that: (i) Content is yours (you own it) and/or you have the right to use it and the right to grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) that the posting of your Content on or through Service does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. 

We reserve the right to terminate the account of anyone found to be infringing on a copyright.

You retain any and all of your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through Service and you are responsible for protecting those rights. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for Content you or any third party posts on or through Service. However, by posting Content using Service you grant us the right and license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on and through Service. You agree that this license includes the right for us to make your Content available to other users of Service, who may also use your Content subject to these Terms.

The EBC has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit all Content provided by users.

    7. Prohibited Uses

You may use Service only for lawful purposes and in accordance with Terms. You agree not to use Service:
 0.1. In any way that violates any applicable national or international law or regulation.
 0.2. For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content or otherwise.
 0.3. To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter,” “spam,” or any other similar solicitation.
0.4. To impersonate or attempt to impersonate Company, a Company employee, another user, or any other person or entity.
0.5. In any way that infringes upon the rights of others, or in any way is illegal, threatening, fraudulent, or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful purpose or activity.
0.6. To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of Service, or which, as determined by us, may harm or offend Company or users of Service or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to:
 0.1. Use Service in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair Service or interfere with any other party’s use of Service, including their ability to engage in real time activities through Service.
0.2. Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access Service for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on Service.
0.3. Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on Service or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
0.4. Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of Service.
0.5. Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
0.6. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of Service, the server on which Service is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to Service.
0.7. Attack Service via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. 
0.8. Take any action that may damage or falsify Company rating.
0.9. Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of Service.

    8. Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

 

   9. No Use By Minors

Service is intended only for access and use by individuals at least eighteen (18) years old. By accessing or using Service, you warrant and represent that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and with the full authority, right, and capacity to enter into this agreement and abide by all of the terms and conditions of Terms. If you are not at least eighteen (18) years old, you are prohibited from both the access and usage of Service.

   10. Accounts

If or when you create an account with us, you guarantee that you are above the age of 18, and that the information you provide us is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Inaccurate, incomplete, or obsolete information may result in the immediate termination of your account on Service.

    11. Intellectual Property

Service and its original content (excluding Content provided by users), features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of the EBC and its licensors. Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of and foreign countries. Our trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of the EBC.

    12. Copyright Policy

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on Service infringes on the copyright or other intellectual property rights (“Infringement”) of any person or entity.

If you are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf of one, and you believe that the copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please submit your claim via email using this CONTACT US FORM , with the subject line: “Copyright Infringement” and include in your claim a detailed description of the alleged Infringement as detailed below, under “DMCA Notice and Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claims”

You may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for misrepresentation or bad-faith claims on the infringement of any Content found on and/or through Service on your copyright.

    13. DMCA Notice and Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claims

You may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

     0.1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright’s interest;
     0.2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (i.e., web page address) of the location where the copyrighted work exists or a copy of the copyrighted work;
     0.3. identification of the URL or other specific location on Service where the material that you claim is infringing is located;
     0.4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
     0.5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
     0.6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

You can contact our Copyright Agent via email using this CONTACT US FORM 

    14. Error Reporting and Feedback

You may provide us either directly using this CONTACT US FORM  or via third party sites and tools with information and feedback concerning errors, suggestions for improvements, ideas, problems, complaints, and other matters related to our Service (“Feedback”). You acknowledge and agree that: (i) you shall not retain, acquire or assert any intellectual property right or other right, title or interest in or to the Feedback; (ii) Company may have development ideas similar to the Feedback; (iii) Feedback does not contain confidential information or proprietary information from you or any third party; and (iv) Company is not under any obligation of confidentiality with respect to the Feedback. In the event the transfer of the ownership to the Feedback is not possible due to applicable mandatory laws, you grant Company and its affiliates an exclusive, transferable, irrevocable, free-of-charge, sub-licensable, unlimited and perpetual right to use (including copy, modify, create derivative works, publish, distribute and commercialize) Feedback in any manner and for any purpose.

 

    15. Links To Other Web Sites

Our Service may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by the EBC.

The EBC has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.

For example, the outlined Terms of Use have been created using PolicyMaker.io, a free web application for generating high-quality legal documents. PolicyMaker’s Terms and Conditions generator is an easy-to-use free tool for creating an excellent standard Terms of Service template for a website, blog, e-commerce store or app.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT COMPANY SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH CONTENT, GOODS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY WEB SITES OR SERVICES.

WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO READ THE TERMS OF SERVICE AND PRIVACY POLICIES OF ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITES OR SERVICES THAT YOU VISIT.

 

   16. Disclaimer Of Warranty

THESE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THEIR SERVICES, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED THEREIN. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THESE SERVICES, THEIR CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED FROM US IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE SERVICES, THEIR CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE SERVICES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE SERVICES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

    17. Limitation Of Liability

EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU WILL HOLD US AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS HARMLESS FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, HOWEVER IT ARISES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND ALL RELATED COSTS AND EXPENSES OF LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION, OR AT TRIAL OR ON APPEAL, IF ANY, WHETHER OR NOT LITIGATION OR ARBITRATION IS INSTITUTED), WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CLAIM FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF ANY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS, STATUTES, RULES, OR REGULATIONS, EVEN IF THE COMPANY HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, IF THERE IS LIABILITY FOUND ON THE PART OF COMPANY, IT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES, AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THERE BE CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE PRIOR LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

     18. Termination

We may terminate or suspend your account and bar access to Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of Terms.

If you wish to terminate your account and cancel your membership per the Cancellation Policy terms, and you may simply discontinue using Service 

All provisions of Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

     19. Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore, which governing law applies to agreement without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding Service.

     20. Changes To Service

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend our Service, and any service or material we provide via Service, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of Service is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of Service, or the entire Service, to users, including registered users.

In the circumstance of 3rd parties failure to perform or be in person as contracted for an event ie a Speaker, Presenter, Sponsor or third provider (i.e. Zoom.com) at an online or live event,  we will do their best to provide you with the content as outlined for the event. When you purchase a ticket to attend, you indemnify and hold us harmless, our directors, event partners, officers, employees, independent contractors and agents with respect to any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities, judgments, or settlements, including reasonable legal fees, costs and other expenses incurred as a result of any cancellation by a Speaker, Presenter, Sponsor or third party provider (i.e. Zoom.com), any error or act of omission by the Speaker, Presenter, Sponsor or third party provider (i.e. Zoom.com), fees and/or failure to deliver, as a result of this event.  Failure of a Speaker, Presenter, Sponsor or third party provider (i.e. Zoom.com) to be in person or provide service does not constitute grounds for a refund of event fees, air fare, hotel, travel, service expenses, loss of wages, damages, any other expenses or claims or losses etc. incurred by you. 

In the case of a third party provider, such as Zoom.com, failing in part or full for the event to be provided, this does not constitute a reason for a refund.  Best efforts will be made to reschedule the event, either online or live.

     21. Amendments To Terms

We may amend Terms at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. It is your responsibility to review these Terms periodically.

Your continued use of the Platform following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page frequently so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use Service.

     22. Acknowledgement

BY USING SERVICE OR OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY US, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM.

     23. Contact Us

Please send your feedback, comments, requests for technical support by email via this CONTACT US FORM

 
 

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EBC Policy for Re-opening and Hosting Live Formal and Informal Events during Covid Pandemic

EBC POLICY ON HOSTING LIVE INFORMAL AND FORMAL EVENTS DURING COVID PANDEMIC MEASURES

May 13, 2021 Version 1.0                    

The following policy is intended to provide the measures under which EBC proceeds with live meetings.

Informal Gatherings

Based on local restrictions and health requirements, a local informal event may proceed when:

  1. Local laws allow gathering of unrelated individuals who do not reside in the same household;
  2. The type of gathering or numbers of those gathered does not exceed local restrictions;
  3. The facility in which the meeting is housed is informed of the gathering and it is in alignment with preceding e.g. a Starbucks meeting of more than 2 people must be validated with the Starbucks Management of that location;  
  4. Where possible, private rooms will be booked;  
  5. If a member chooses to host in their home, all local requirements must be followed such as number at the gathering, handwashing requirements and mask wearing.

Individuals attending such gatherings:

  1. Must follow the local requirements for handwashing, mask wearing, having their temperature taken and social distancing;
  2. Is requested (recommended) to not travel to the gathering via public ground transportation or a shared lift service such as a shared Uber or taxi (i.e. private taxis or Ubers are allowed, shared rides, bus and train are not);
  3. Be in integrity about their own health and their ability to infect others.  We expect members to:
    1. Only attend if they DO NOT have a cough or any other symptoms that might be or perceived to be contagious;
    2. Only attend if they HAVE NOT been in contact with anyone symptomatic or having tested positive for a contagion including Covid-19;
    3. Be in compliance with local laws and quarantine procedures;
    4. Inform EBC immediately should they test positive for a contagion, including Covid-19, following attending an EBC gathering.   

 

Formal Gatherings

Same procedures as above are to be observed for formal gatherings.

  1. Air travel for attendees is allowed;
  2. Printed notices will be posted at registration tables on the doors to the event these notices will be in alignment with the local requirements;
  3. Staff and volunteers at formal live events will be required to go through an online training to make sure that all processes and procedures are followed this includes: i) the enforcement of handwashing, ii) social distancing, iii) barring anyone who is symptomatic from the event vi) temperature taking and vi) any other requirement necessary for that location;
  4. The facilitation team has to confirm that registrants have shown they have either been vaccinated or have completed a COVID test that gives them a negative result within 48 hours of the event starting.  Depending on the global situation at the outset of the event, we may require all registrants to complete a COVID test, even if previously vaccinated;
  5. The facilitation team will have a process in place for liaison with the hotel in case a participant falls ill so that the hotel can help coordinate hospitalization or medical care;
  6. All facilitation team, AV team, Wildfire Workshops contract staff, Speakers and Presenters to wear masks and follow all procedures except when on stage;
  7. AV – it must be determined in the contract how shared mic’s are to be cleaned/sterilized between uses. It is recommended that facilitators bring their own headsets where possible;
  8. All participants must confirm that they have health insurance for the jurisdiction they are in.

If a participant is barred from entry, the ticket will be reimbursed.  

All participants and the facilitation team are required to sign a release form indemnifying Wildfire Workshops, Vista Mundo Centrar SRL and EBC in the event of illness.  

Post event: should a participant inform Wildfire Workshops or any other volunteers that they have fallen ill after the event, it is the responsibility of Wildfire Workshops inc to inform the hotel, all registrants and all attendees. It may also be necessary to inform the local health organization.

Wildfire Workshops will require a written agreement or an addendum to the contract with the hotel/event space confirming that, should any of their other participants in another room or event (before or during the event) become symptomatic or sick, Wildfire and the Facilitation team must be informed. Allowing us to inform our participants either during the event or following the event.  A process is in place for key Wildfire team members to do this.

Please note there is a force majeure policy now in the live event cancellation policy, should a pandemic or other natural disaster require a postponement or cancellation of a live event.  Inability to insure this event, should Wildfire’s insurers withdraw their coverage, would be considered grounds for force majeure.  

 

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Decision Making Structure of EBC

Decision Making Structure of The Evolutionary Business Council (EBC) & Evolutionary Business Institute (EBI)

The EBC operates from a model of believing that impact, abundance, affluence and influence go hand-in-hand. We are a for-profit, for-influence organization committed to creating a conscious sustainable generative world. In the words of EBC Founding & EBC Wisdom Council member Lisa Minnini, we are a “contribution conscious for-profit company.” We stand for increasing the profit and influence of our members and as such, are open to receiving our own profit and influence.

EBC Structural Element

How we are similar to a Not-For-Profit How we differ from a Not-For-Profit
Ownership

Membership dues are entirely used for the  administration of the organization. Administrative costs include Website maintenance, compensation to staff and contractors hired to administer the EBC, travel expenses, marketing and other routine business expenses.
Appointed EBC Board members do not receive payment or ownership for being on The Board

The EBC & EBI are wholly owned by Evolutionary Business Council Pty Ltd., owned by Teresa de Grosbois, Susie Carder and Pam Bayne.
Decision Making Structure Policy for the EBC/EBI is set by the elected EBC Board of Advisors.

To stand for election for the EBC Board, a member must meet the minimum criteria to be a Board member. New Board Members are elected by existing members of the Wisdom Council and EBC Board. The Board is composed of 6 elected members, on three-year terms, and one permanent CEO position held by Teresa de Grosbois. The CEO position does not vote on decisions unless a tie-breaker is needed in voting.

The Vision, Mission and Goal are set by the EBC Wisdom Council, which is made up of past Board members. Our wisdom council continues to support and act in leadership for the EBC.

Reliance on Consensus  Building and Board Policy Where policy exists for the running of the EBC, the staff follows that policy.

To avoid getting bogged down in consensus building or the delays resulting from the debate over policy, the EBC has two structures in place

1.A Wisdom Council, made up of past Board Members can be called upon to make the policy decision when the Board is stalled or in conflict of interest in making the decision;

2. In the event that a policy on a specific element does not yet exist, the EBC Staff makes the best decision available based on their judgement, until such time as a policy can be created. This is typically done in consultation with a committee or representative of the Board.

 Conflict of Interest

Staff, contractors and anyone in a leadership role in the EBC must adhere to EBC’s Conflict of Interest Guideline.

The owner of the EBC, as well as the EBC & EBI members, are allowed to personally benefit from the existence of the EBC/EBI in the use and exchange of the influence that belonging and participating in the EBC Community brings. Wisdom Council, Board members and senior members are also given incentives and discounts on attending live events as a thank-you for their service.

Last updated 30 September 2021

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Board Member Election & Transition to the EBC Wisdom Council

Board Member Election & Transition to the EBC Wisdom Council

EBC Policy –  Board Member Election & Transition to the EBC Wisdom Council

Purpose of this Policy

To outline the EBC Board and Wisdom Council’s policy and procedure for appointing new Board members and transitioning Board Members to the Wisdom Council

The EBC Board

The EBC Board is made up of 6 Appointed senior members which transition on 3 year terms and one non-transitioning role.  Teresa de Grosbois is the one non-transitioning role in the role of EBC Chair. Teresa only votes in the event that a consensus is not achieved and a tie-breaking vote is needed.  Teresa may also over-rule if a decision puts the organization at risk in some way or may escalate some decisions to the Wisdom Council if she believed there is a real or perceived conflict of interest in the Board making that decision.

Our Criteria for inclusion in the EBC Board Currently include

  1. have demonstrated leadership within the organization and role model our values
  2. You have a highly successful business in the transformational space, as evidenced by having established systems, sales funnels, team support and a demonstrated track record of students who’ve achieved significant success
  3. You have significant influence with a following of at least 50,000 people

The Wisdom Council is made Board Members Emeritus

The Wisdom Council is organic rather than highly structure.   Wisdom Council members:

  • Can vote on new members
  • Can bring issues back to the Board,
  • Can brainstorm items for the Board or assist with leadership of committees
  • Make decisions that are a conflict of interest for the Board to make, such as decisions on how Board members transition to Wisdom Council or benefit from participation in the Board
  • Make policy level decisions where the Board is deadlocked and unable to come to a decision
  • Help provide the leadership for their region
  • May be asked to attend Board meeting if their expertise is needed on an item
  • May help lead sessions at retreats

Duration of Board Appointments

As of April 2018, Board Appointments are 3 year Appointments, with the Board Members transitioning to Wisdom Council after 3 years

Board to Wisdom Council Transition Plan will be

  • transition plan started in March 2018 (2 new Board Members transitioned in April)
  • Every year 2 Board Members transition and 2 new Board members are elected.  This happens at the Senior Leadership meeting held the day before the Annual Retreat.
  • A ceremony is held at the Annual Retreat for bringing on new Board members and to honour those that are graduating to the wisdom council

Process for Wisdom Council Interaction With the Board

If the board is in debate – we can choose to poll the wisdom council

The Wisdom council members may lead initiatives within the EBC

There will be a distinction of someone leaving vs choosing to move up to Wisdom council

Wisdom council members retain the right to vote on new members

As the Wisdom Council Grows we may have Board / Wisdom Council Mastermind calls if there is a request.

New opportunities will be emerging for this group.  

Process for selecting new Board Members

  • The Board and Wisdom Council will Nominate Board positions at the annual Leadership retreat.
  • Board and wisdom council vote on new board members
  • Within the process of deciding on new Board members, there will be a discussion to support EBC’s Priorities on diversity and inclusion  – including geographic diversity

Current Transition Order for the Existing Board of Directors

Board Members Approximate Duration on the Board Planned Transition Notes Regarding their transition
Harrison Klein 8 years January 2019

With 2 men moving to Wisdom Council this time, we will be loosing balance on male / female diversity. This should be considered when selecting new Board members

Joel Young 6 years January 2019

There are no other European members who meet our criteria for Board at this time. This should be considered in selecting new Board Members

Marilyn Suttle

5 years First Quarter 2020  

Colin Sprake

3 years First Quarter 2020  

Anita Sanchez

<1 year First Quarter 2021  

Lisa Mininni

<1 year First Quarter 2021  
Dr. Shawne Duperon 6.5 years  

Has been on leave of absence from Board or Wisdom Council is willing to come back in fall in either Board or Wisdom council capacity

People are also free to transition to Wisdom Council sooner if they wish.

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Speaking at an EBC Event

HOW TO SPEAK AT OR LEAD AN EBC EVENT

The EBC is often approached by individuals offering to speak at our events. Because we are an organization of highly influential speakers and trainers, our requirements for choosing speakers differ from most organizations.  The EBC considers leading an EBC event to be distinct from speaking at an EBC event, and distinct from facilitating a session at an event. As such our policies for each of these roles differ.

To speak at an EBC event you must be:

  1. Either an EBC Member or considered to be sufficiently iconic in the industry that your speaking at one of our events would be seen as a significant contribution to our membership
  2. Your content must be seen to have high value to our members
  3. In most cases you must be already registered at the event in question in order to request to speak

To lead an EBC event or be a session facilitator you must:

  1. Be an EBC Certified Master Trainer (CMT)
  2. Have successfully met the measures for leading the type of Event in Question; or
  3. Have been granted an exemption from the Board Events Steering Committee to do so.

Policy approved by Board Steering Committee – Sep 2018

 

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EBC Levels Distinctions

EBC LEVELS DISTINCTIONS

What’s Required for Inclusion in Different Levels of the Evolutionary Business Council

(Don’t know? Ask. Your Membership Envoy and our Board will help find the most appropriate level for you)

Services Available to you at Different Level of the Evolutionary Business Council

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