I, Paul Stack, have put myself forward as a nominee for the SCAE board. Elections for members is open until April 30th.
The new board will commence duty from June 2012 for a two year term.
I have been involved with the SCAE officially for six years, co-authoring and leading the SCAE Gold Cup programme, spearheading the Gold Cup Research and being heavily involved in the design and execution of the recently launched SCAE Coffee Diploma System.
I have sat on the Education Committee for 4 years, with three of them as vice-chair.
I would like to add a voice to how the SCAE progresses strategically, ensuring clear values are agreed, objectives set and members value maximised.
My core objective would be to advance the SCAE Coffee Diploma System to have full integrity regarding curriculum relevance and delivery with tight control on all certifications. Ultimately, i would like to align the Diploma system with a recognised international university system, giving coffee proffessionals a recognised diploma or degree to furhter their careers.
If you are an SCAE member, I would greatly welcome your vote.