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CO U N CI L T H E G LO B E 201 6 SECRETARY GENERALS REVIEW world in their level of compliance to requests from the College Office for information or participation in initiatives. This business structure was necessary when ICD was created nearly 100 years ago due to distance and communication limitations. In recent years however ICD has been slow to modernize and reluctant to reorganize. During the past year the College Office staff evaluated the systems used to manage the ICD. We made sure the best technology is being used. College Office operating systems were divided into three categories Administrative Informational and External Support services. Several systems were either reorganized or replaced using newer technologies. Use of unreliable onsite hardware was discontinued. Historical office records are now kept in an online cloud-based storage. The unique structure of ICD contributes to its global success by demonstrating our commitment to international goodwill. The willingness of local volunteers to perform ICD management tasks is remarkable and is appreciated. However it is important for all ICD leaders to understand that ours is a business model that requires each of us to do our part very well in order for the College to succeed. the FDI Annual Congress in Poznan Poland. An ICD event is now being planned for ICD Fellows and invited guests. Extending the Reach To raise and distribute charitable funds is most often thought about strictly for the humanitarian results. However the ability to provide financial support for altruistic and educational purposes while establishing the College around the world adds an important dimension to our success. In this manner the ICD Global Visionary Fund which was created two years ago has already become an essential aspect of international ICD development. The world welcomes an organization like ICD if it acknowledges local needs and is willing and able to lend a hand. Managing the College It Gets Complicated From an organizational and administrative aspect the worldwide structure of the International College of Dentists is unique among international dental associations. The International Council gives wide latitude to each of the 14 Sections chartered by the Council around the world to manage their own affairs. This self-determination is ICDs most defining characteristic. The College Office in Michigan USA maintains management systems to coordinate the professional and business matters of the College worldwide and to implement the policies determined by the Council. Another equally complex responsibility of the College Office is the more direct management and guidance of an additional 20 Regions worldwide which represent Fellows of smaller nations. While the diversity of ICD Fellows globally is something we are very proud of the multiplicity of languages currencies and cultural practices present serious challenges for the College in maintaining good business practices and professional unity. Most Sections and Regions rely on volunteers to do the best they can with difficult tasks such as dues collection and updating membership information. Sections and Regions vary around the COLLEGE OFFICE STAFF meeting at the College Ofce in Flint Mich. USA. LR Secretary General Jack Hinterman Editor and Director of Communications Dov Sydney and Ofce Manager Chelsea White. Right ICD Facebook Administrator Garry Lunn manages the College Facebook page snapping photos every chance he gets. 1 3Journal of the International College of Dentists