Frequently Asked Questions
The following Frequently Asked Questions were developed to assist the casual visitor to our website (and members) to better understand and give direction to questions they have about the International Alliance for Invitational Education, as well as providing guidance to how to become more involved in the leadership of the Alliance.
Who do I contact with questions regarding:
- General IAIE information
- IAIE Board of Trustees, IAIE Bylaws
- IAIE Membership
- What are the roles/responsibilities of the Membership Committee?
- What type of memberships are available?
- What is an Individual Membership?
- What is an Institutional IAIE Membership?
- What is a Student IAIE Membership?
- What is a Senior Is a Senior Active IAIE Membership?
- What is a IAIE "Gift" Membership?
- IAIE World Conference Committee
- Where and how do I find materials for the world conference?
- What are the roles/responsibilities of the World Conference Committee?
- IAIE Advisory Council
- IAIE State/Regional Coordinators
- Marketing Committee
- Communications Committee
- Research Committee
- Liaison Committee
- IAIE Hong Kong Project
- IAIE Website
- The FORUM
- The Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice
- What are the roles/responsibilities of the editors of the FORUM and JITP?
- How do I submit articles for consideration?
- IAIE Awards
IAIE believes that a democratic society is ethically committed to seeing all people as able, valuable and responsible, to valuing cooperation and collaboration, to viewing process as product in the making, and to developing untapped possibilities in all worthwhile areas of human endeavor.
A current copy of the IAIE Bylaws can be found here.
Board members are nominated by members of the Alliance through a general call for nominations by the Executive Director. Nominees are voted on by the Advisory Council prior to their annual meeting at the World Conference. Members serve 2 year terms and are limited to 2 consecutive terms. After sitting out 1 year, members are eligible for re-election to the Board. Should a newly elected member of the Board currently hold a position on the Advisory Council, the newly elected member of the Board shall resign from his/her position from the Advisory Council.
William Purkey, Membership Committee Chair email@example.com
The Membership Committee develops recruitment materials, affirms IAIE's human resources, promotes scholarships for selected members, standardizes the membership list and identifies members covered by institutional memberships in IAIE.
Membership in the Alliance is available in 4 categories; individual, institutional, senior, and student. Memberships are good for one year.
An Individual Membership in The International Alliance for Invitational Education is a membership for one individual. Our members take pride in having an individual membership because it announces that this member is oriented toward a caring, welcoming and intentional approach to the education process. Member gets all IAIE mailings sent directly to them. In addition to being directly informed of Alliance activities, the member gets a discount on conference registrations. It also opens the door to network with other IE members in their region and across the globe. Individual Membership is $40, and the annual fee is due on November 1st of each year.
The Institutional Membership for a school or a department indicates that the entire institution has made a commitment to learn about Invitational Education. The Institutional Membership is intended to serve an entire school or a department at the college level. The leader will receive five copies of the journals , books , etc. that comes with this membership and these materials can be distributed in a way that benefits the institution. It is desirable to share IE information with all certified and classified employees. This membership also has the advantage of sending five people designated by the leader to attend the annual conference at the reduced membership rate. Any school or department that is considering being recognized as an Inviting School by IAIE should have an Institutional Membership to indicate that IE is important to the entire Institution. The membership fee for an Institutional Membership is $150 annually.
Students and pre-service teachers who will soon be entering the work force receive a special discounted membership fee. This is an ideal time to join the Alliance so that from the first day in a classroom, there is a commitment to apply Invitational Education to the daily classroom decisions. Student membership is $25.
Senior Active membership is available to all members who are retired from their lifelong work or have reached 65 years of age. Seniors may retire from a position held for a number of years to find there are other doors that open to share invitational theory and practice. IAIE provides opportunities for Senior Active members to make contributions that enrich the lives of young people and fellow members. Senior Active membership is $25.
Members of IAIE can purchase gift memberships for anyone they think would like to be part of an organization that fosters positive change in the workplace. This one-year membership allows someone who may want to learn the basics of IE and to understand what it means to be "intentionally inviting" in all areas of school and life. The rate for a one year gift membership is $25.
2012 (Hong Kong) Stephen Chu, Conference Director firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 (Orlando) Charles English, Conference Director email@example.com
2014 (Nashville) Charles Miller, Conference Director firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a link on the IAIE website for the current year's conference. Once that conference has convened, the next conference will be posted with information and updates up to the time of the conference.
The World Conference Committee is responsible for the overall planning of the Annual IAIE World Conference. The committee also shall submit a proposed budget to the Board of Trustees for approval, advertise the event, and carry out all other functions necessary to hold a successful conference. Subcommittees shall include: Program, Registration, Publicity, Hospitality, Awards, Bookstore, Proposals, Transportation, Donations, Exhibits and Technology. Upon the conclusion of the conference, the committee will prepare a final report to be submitted to the Board of Trustees.
Allyson Schoenlein, Chair email@example.com
The Advisory Council of the Alliance consists of no more than 50 volunteers, who are IAIE members in good standing, nominated by the membership and voted on by the Board of Trustees for 2-year terms. The Council meets annually at the World Conference to advise the Board of Trustees regarding the direction of the Alliance. The Council votes on recommendations to send forward to the Board of Trustees.
Charles Miller, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
IAIE Coordinators are volunteers appointed by the Board of Trustees for a 2-year renewable term to provide leadership and give visibility to Alliance activities in their respective regions, provinces, or states. IAIE Coordinators are responsible for maintaining membership in IAIE, communicating their activities to the Chair; corresponding with new and renewing members from their province, region, or state; and keeping the IAIE Executive Director informed of their activities.
Sally Butzin, Chair email@example.com
The Marketing Committee is responsible for marketing the benefits of IAIE membership, the international exchange program, IAIE's publications, and awards, as well as linkages with other organizations. The committee is also responsible for protecting the Alliance brand and providing reports regarding marketing initiatives.
Phil Riner, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
The Communications Committee is responsible for investigating communication technology options and overseeing the IAIE website. The committee will make recommendations regarding communication improvements.
Jenny Edwards, Chair email@example.com
The Research Committee is responsible for setting the research agenda for the Alliance. It works closely with the AERA SIG, the FORUM, the Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice editors, the Inviting School Award, and the Paula Helen Stanley Fidelity Award committees to gather and publish strong data supporting Invitational Theory and Practice.This committee is also responsible for the Outstanding Research Award presented at the Annual World Conference.
Joan Fretz, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
The Liaison Committee is responsible for evaluating, encouraging and maintaining mutual understandings with other like-minded organizations and professional development affiliates.
Ken Wright, Coordinator email@example.com
The Hong Kong Project Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all training, visits, and other activities funded by the IAIE Hong Kong Centre through the Alliance. The Coordinator, through the Executive Director, provides a full accounting of activities and budget of the Hong Kong Project.
Tiffney Smith, Webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org
The IAIE website is designed to provide members with up-to-date information/resources relative to the Alliance. The webmaster is responsible for managing the website and all included links, updating the site as requested by the Executive Director and /or the Chair of the communications Committee Chair, as well as suggesting developments to enhance the website.
Beth Puckett, Editor/Publisher email@example.com
ContactDan Shaw, Editor/Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org
The editors of the FORUM and JITP are responsible for soliciting and selecting articles and material for the respective publication and for the final publication of each issue. Publication schedules and budgets are approved by the Board of Trustees. Editors are also responsible for selecting an editorial board and submitting their names forward to the Board of Trustees for final approval.
Articles should be submitted to the editors of each publication to be considered for publication.
Inviting School Awards
Paula Helen Stanley Fidelity Awards
Ed Gwazdauskas, Chair email@example.com
William Stafford Leadership Awards
Clio Chan firstname.lastname@example.org
Outstanding Research Awards
Jenny Edwards email@example.com
The Inviting School Awards Committee is responsible for seeking nominations, reviewing applications and selecting schools to be recognized as "Inviting Schools".
The responsibility of the Paula H. Stanley Fidelity Award Committee is to maintain contact with past recipients of the Inviting School Award and encourage schools to continue their efforts to build upon and be recognized for sustaining the Inviting School principles.
The William Stafford Leadership Committee is responsible for seeking nominations and selecting award winners who have shown significant leadership in the Alliance.
The Outstanding Research Award Committee is responsible for seeking nominations and selecting individuals who have demonstrated outstanding research in the theory and practice of Invitational Education.
More questions will be added as they become available. If you do have questions that may not be posted at this time, please direct them to:
Dave Chapman, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org