The Business Commission seeks to enhance the business management of the ILS general operations and events. The Commission’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, financial management, revenue generation, sponsoring, marketing and business development.
Business Commission Sub-Committee
Risk Management Committee
The Committee will analyse and recommend all matters related to risks and risk management.
Rules, Regulation & Policy Framework Committee
Marketing & Revenue Generation Committee
The Committee will analyse and recommend Marketing matters as well as Revenue Generation systems in order to increase the ILS income streams. The Committee will prepare and deliver a Marketing and Revenue Generation Plan in accordance with Board of Director’s agreement and delegated authority levels. The Committee will supervise and refine the ILS Marketing Policy.
The Business Commission will set up several specialised Working Groups that will be appointed for specific tasks. The Working Groups include the Chair and/or Secretary of the Business Commission, the ILS President, the ILS Secretary General, up to three other members and up to three specialists in the related fields. Decisions are made by consensus. The Working Groups report to the Business Commission who on its turn report to the ILS Board of Directors.
Contract Management Working Group
The Working Group will analyse the working and service agreements with the staff and with the service providers, will analyse the tasks of the workforce and the working environment.
Financial Management Working Group
The Working Group will ensure that the ILS financial policies and procedures are set in place and are implemented in accordance with international standards and accepted best practice and in accordance with the ILS Constitution, the ILS Bye-Laws and the ILS Strategic Framework approved by the General Assembly. The Working Group will supervise and refine the Expense Policy, the Cash Reserve Investment Policy, the Honorarium Policy, the Financial Management Policy and the principle to return higher fees to the Regional Branches. It will also analyse the Financial Reporting procedures and template of the Regional Branches.
Compliance Working Group
The Working Group will verify the compliance between the ILS Constitution and the ILS Bye-Laws and all the ILS Policies. It will also analyse the Regional Constitution and Bye-Laws for compliance with the ILS Legislation and propose amendments if needed.
Incorporation Working Group
The Working Group will analyse the status of the Incorporation of the ILS in Belgium and will also analyse the pro and contra of Incorporation in other countries.
Asset Management Working Group
This Working Group will study the Management of the Non-Moveable Assets of the ILS and recommend appropriate action in the short and the long term.
Communication Working Group
The Working Group will produce a Communication Plan, analyse the Image Building and Public Relations Plans, analyse the website and social media aspects, analyse IT and New Technologies and take care of the Social Media Policy.
Sustainability Working Group
The Working Group will produce and develop a Sustainability Policy and a Sustainable Development Strategy. The Board of Directors approved the creation in September 2020, drawn from across all four Commissions to take this work forward.
Academy Working Group
The Working Group will produce a feasibility study on the eventual creation of an ILS Lifesaving Academy, focussing on Lifesaving Education and Lifesaving Research. The model of the ILS-Africa Lifesaving Academy can be used.
e-Learning Working Group
The Working Group will analyse e-learning systems and principles and make the most appropriate recommendations
Transition Working Group
This Working Group will analyse the way how the ILS can guarantee a smooth transition (if needed) from an elected and honorary Secretary General to a paid Chief Executive Officer or similar.