I've posted something similar to this in response to last week's FE Focus Editorial, but maybe this is a better place to get some thoughts from colleagues. Given UCU Congress backed an amendment to one of the anti IfL motions suggesting a reform slate at upcoming IfL elections as part of the sector's strategy to oppose IfL's untransparent, anti-democratic & managerialist ethos, what might an IfL reform manifesto advocate? I’d tentatively suggest the following 10 issues need addressing to start with: (1) An immediate vote for all members on whether IfL itself should lobby govt for repeal of compulsory membership; (2) direct elections by membership of IfL Chair & President; (3) radical overhaul of IfL governance to ensure direct democratic accountability i.e. scrap Advisory Council / Non Exec Board & establish directly elected National Executive Committee; (4) removal of voting rights for all non-elected IfL National Executive Committee members i.e. if UCU, Unison, ATL, AoC seats retained should be as observers only; (5) immediate review of finance including IfL salaries & cost of London based operations; (6) suspension of current failed managerial system of CPD logging, & establishment (via member engagement) of genuinely developmental CPD policy; (7) urgent review of IfL’s equality policies & procedures given demonstrable failures in this area re LGBT, BME, Disability, Women, Part time / Agency lecturers; (8) undertake meaningful dialogue with members via trade unions, elected reps, social media etc about future professional body’s priorities; (9) articulate a new member led vision for the body reflecting current “democratic professionalism” debate; (10) should IfL prove to be viable / enjoy sufficient sector support to have longevity, directly elect fixed term CEO via members.