IAIE Bylaws

International Alliance for Invitational Education®

IAIE Bylaws  

(Revised January 27, 2016)

Article I

Name, Purposes, and Description

Section 1.01   Name.  The name of the organization is the International Alliance for Invitational Education.  In organizational documents, business transactions, and other activities, the names “Alliance for Invitational Education,” “Alliance” and acronyms “IAIE” and “AIE” may be used in lieu of the full name “International Alliance for Invitational Education®.”

Section 1.02  Purpose and Mission Statement.  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.

Because the International Alliance for Invitational Education® is dedicated to democratic principles, its mission is to enhance life-long learning, promote positive change in organizations, cultivate the personal and professional growth and satisfaction of educators and allied professionals, and enrich the lives of human beings personally and professionally.  This mission is realized through the publication of invitational theory and practices, workshops to promote invitational learning, world conferences about Invitational Education®, and an array of related activities.

Section 1.03.  History/Development of the Alliance.  In 1982, a group of 14 educators and related helping professionals from the United States and Canada met on the campus of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, USA and founded the Alliance for Invitational Education (AIE).  From these twelve charter members, the association’s membership has grown to several hundred professionals representing countries across the globe.  Because of this growth, the association’s name was officially changed to the International Alliance for Invitational Education® in 1992.  IAIE became a registered Service Mark in 2007.

The International Alliance for Invitational Education® is chartered by the State of North Carolina as a nonprofit corporation.  It is classified as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) and a public charity by the US Internal Revenue Service.  Use of the official name of the Alliance® and the term Invitational Education® are registered marks and their use protected by laws of the United States of America.

Article II

Membership

Section 2.01.   Categories.  Membership in the Alliance is available in four categories:  Individual, Institutional, Senior and Student.  Members consist of an international network of educators, healthcare professionals, counselors and other professional helpers who seek to apply the concepts of Invitational Education® (also known as invitational theory and practice) to their personal and professional lives.

Section 2.02.  Qualifications.  Membership is available to those who pay the annual dues and maintain good standing.

Section 2.03.  Termination of Membership.  Membership can be terminated by an affirmative vote of the majority of the Board for non-payment of dues and “conduct unbecoming.” Members who have unpaid dues for a current renewal period will be dropped from the membership roster, and dropped from the contact list after three years.

Section 2.04.  Resignation.  Members may resign by sending a letter to the Executive Secretary; such resignation does not relieve the member of the obligation to pay any dues or charges owed the Alliance.

Section 2.05.  Dues.  Effective January 1, 2016, IAIE will implement rolling membership dates.  A new membership will be effective for 12 months after payment is processed.  Membership renewal will work similarly: membership will be extended for one year provided a renewal is processed before the membership expires.  If a renewal is received after the membership has expired, the new expiration date of the membership will be one year after the renewal.

Article III

Authority and Duties of Board of Trustees

 Section 3.01.  Co-Founders.   Drs. William Watson Purkey and Betty L. Siegel are co-founders of the Alliance and hold permanent positions on the Board of Trustees.  The co-founders shall hold these positions until they choose to end service or until they are unable to fulfill the obligations and responsibilities of a Board of Trustee member.  If at some time in the future, a permanent member’s chair becomes vacant, the Board will determine if and how that position will be filled.

Section 3.02.  Authority of Trustees.  The prime responsibility of the Board of Trustees for the International Alliance for Invitational Education is the governance of the Alliance.  Authority is invested in the Board as a unit. No individual member has the authority to act for the Board, except for those powers given to the Chair to act as the official representative of The Board.  The Board of Trustees has the authority to:

  • Act in the best interest of the Alliance and provide the ultimate governance of the Alliance;
  • Approve job descriptions for staff members;
  • Hire and fire staff members (i.e. Executive Director, Administrative Assistant, Webmaster) and other independent contractors to carry out the functions, policies and activities of the Alliance;
  • Delegate management of the Alliance to the Executive Director;
  • Approve an annual budget;
  • Determine Alliance annual dues;
  • Approve location, theme and budget of Annual World Conferences and Board Retreats;
  • Create and disband Committees, Task Forces, Centers or Interest Groups;
  • Appoint Chairs and members of Committees as spelled out in the Bylaws;
  • Set guidelines and regulations for Centers and Special Interest Groups; and
  • Other functions, such as membership initiatives, as deemed necessary to effectively operate the Alliance.

Section 3.03.  The Chair of the Board.  The Chair of the Board is the chief executive of the Alliance and shall be elected by a simple majority vote by members of the Board for a two-year term.  The chair can be re-elected to another term, but shall not serve more than two consecutive terms.  The Chair supervises and evaluates the Executive Director and makes recommendations to the Board.

Section 3.03a. The Treasurer of the Board. The Treasurer serves as the chief fiduciary officer of the Board and shall be elected by a simple majority vote by members of the Board for a two-year term. The chair can be re-elected to another term, but shall not serve more than two consecutive terms. The Treasurer reviews all financial reports prepared by the Executive Director and/or Administrative Assistant to assure their accuracy and compliance with standard accounting procedures.

Section 3.04.  Fiduciary Responsibility.  The Board of Trustees has responsibility to ensure that all its members, the Alliance staff, the Executive Director, the Administrative Assistant and Webmaster, as well as other independent contractors behave in an ethical manner and according to the principles embraced by the Alliance regarding all activities, Alliance funds and research efforts.

Section 3.05.  Professional Responsibility.  The Board of Trustees will provide both leadership and service to the Alliance by contributing their time, talents and resources in such a way as to enhance the goals of the organization.  During their tenure, Trustees will chair and/or serve as advisor for an IAIE committee.

Section 3.06.  Number, Selection and Tenure.   The Alliance is governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees, consisting of two (2) permanent members, the co-founders, and nine (9) elected members.  The elected members serve staggered two-year terms.  Members may be elected for a maximum of two consecutive terms.  After serving two consecutive terms, a Board member must sit out the next election, but may run again for office after one year.  Elections are staggered one year apart in groups of four and five respectively.  Special elections may be held when one or more seats are vacated before a scheduled election.  No staff member or independent contractor of the Alliance may hold a seat on the Board of Trustees.

 Section 3.07.  Elections.  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 the annual meeting at the World Conference.  Electronic voting is permissible.

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 on the Advisory
Council.

Section 3.08.  Resignation.  Any Board member may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Chair of the Board of Trustees.  Such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein, or, if no time is specified, at the time of acceptance thereof as determined by the Chair of the Board.

 Section 3.09.  Removal.  Any Board member may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Trustees at a regular meeting at which a quorum is present or through an electronic vote as determined by the Chair of the Board.

 Section 3.10.  Regular Meetings.   At least one regular face-to-face meeting of the Board shall be held each year.  The time and place of such meeting will be designated by the Chair in consultation with the Board.

Section 3.11.  Special Meetings.  Special meetings may be called by the Chair of the Board or by any three members of the Board.   Special meetings and votes may occur by electronic means.

Section 3.12.  Quorum.  A majority of the voting Board members shall constitute a quorum for transacting Board business if called together by the Chair or the Executive Director.  If no quorum exists, a majority of the attending members may adjourn the meeting.  A quorum may be reached by assembling the Board either physically or electronically.

Section 3.13.  Committees.  The Chair of the Board shall appoint Trustee members to chair and/or advise the various committees. The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring that the committees function according to their description and purpose. The Committee Chairs shall communicate the work of their committees during each quarterly Board meeting by submitting a written report to the Executive Director two weeks prior to the meeting, and ensure that decision items are brought to the Board of Trustees for discussion and vote. Committee Chairs shall not be staff members or independent contractors.  Chairs and members are volunteers and do not receive compensation other than expense reimbursements as approved by the Board of Trustees.

Section 3.14.  Compensation and Reimbursement.  Members of the Board of Trustees shall not receive compensation or payment for service on the Board.  Reimbursement for approved expenses for travel, lodging, communication or to carry out specific duties may be given, as long as such reimbursements are in accord with government regulations for non-profit organizations and documented with original receipts.

Article IV

Authority and Duties of Staff, Contractors and Volunteers

 Section 4.01.  Staff.   The Staff of the Alliance includes an Executive Director, an Administrative Assistant and a Webmaster. These staff positions are filled by independent contractors.

 Section 4.02  Executive Director.   The Executive Director of the Alliance provides administrative leadership in the implementation of Board policy and day-to-day operations of the Alliance as outlined in the job description, supervision of IAIE headquarters’ staff and operations and the work of independent contractors.  The Executive Director develops the annual budget for approval by the Board of Trustees, monitors expenses, creates and distributes regular communications to members and potential new members, and insures that all major Alliance programs are implemented efficiently, professionally, and appropriately.  The Executive Director is an ex-officio non-voting member of the Advisory Council and attends Board meetings as a resource. The Executive Director supports the work of the Committees and coordinates their activities as necessary.

Section 4.03.  Administrative Assistant.  The Administrative Assistant provides administrative assistance and clerical support to the Alliance.  The Administrative Assistant reports to and is evaluated by the Executive Director.  Duties of the Administrative Assistant will include   maintaining financial and membership records for the Alliance; and other duties as outlined in the job description.  The Administrative Assistant will attend and take minutes for the Board of Trustees.

Section 4.04.  Webmaster.  The Webmaster provides technical assistance and development of the IAIE website.   The Webmaster reports to and is evaluated by the Executive Director.  Duties of the Webmaster will include: managing the website and all included links, updating the site as requested by the Executive Director and/or the chair of the Outreach Committee and suggesting developments to enhance the website.

Section 4.05.  Hong Kong Project Coordinator.  The Hong Kong Project Coordinator is employed as an independent contractor to coordinate all training, visits and other activities funded by the IAIE Hong Kong center through the Alliance.  The Coordinator will provide the Board, through the Executive Director, a full accounting of the activities, revenues and expenses of the Hong Kong Project on a quarterly basis.

Section 4.06.  Independent Contractors.  The Board of Trustees may decide to hire independent contractors to provide specific services to the Alliance.  Such contracts are established by the Board with particular individuals or agencies for a stated period of time and remuneration.  All independent contractors will be under the direct supervision of the Executive Director and meet the requirements for Independent Contractors per IRS (Internal Revenue Service) guidelines.

Section 4.07.  Advisory Council.  The Advisory Council of the Alliance consists of no more than 50 volunteers, who are members in good standing, nominated by the membership and voted on by the Board of Trustees.  The Council meets once a year at the Annual 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 at their annual meeting.

Council members serve a two-year term and may serve a second term if nominated by the Board.  The Chair of the Advisory Council is named by the Board of Trustees for a two-year term.  A Secretary will be selected by the Council members at the annual meeting to take minutes.  Advisory Council members will also provide service to the Alliance by contributing their time, talents and resources in such a way as to enhance the goals of the organization.  During their tenure, Advisory Council members will serve on at least one IAIE committee.

Section 4.08.  Regions and Regional Initiative Director.   Each United States Region, as designated by the Board of Trustees, shall have a minimum of three (3) Regional Leaders. One will serve as the Regional Chair, to be determined by consensus of the Regional Leaders. The Chair of the Board of Trustees shall appoint a Trustee to be the Regional Initiative Director to facilitate and coordinate the work of the Regional Leaders, and report activities to the Board of Trustees.

Regional Leaders  are volunteers appointed by the Board of Trustees for a two-year renewable term to communicate with the IAIE members in their region, help identify Welcoming Schools in their region, encourage the development of chapters in their region, support existing chapters in their region, maintain communication with the Regional Initiative Director, and encourage regional events.

The Welcoming Schools and Organizations initiative is the responsibility of the Regional Initiative Director and his or her designee.  Schools and organizations that demonstrate inviting practices but are not aware of Invitational Education may be acknowledged and encouraged to learn more about Invitational Education. Organizations that demonstrate inviting practices and are not K-12 schools may be designated as Welcoming Organizations.

 Section 4.09.  Editors.   Editors for IAIE publications, including the FORUM and the Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, are appointed by the Board of Trustees for three-year renewable terms.  The JITP Editors may receive a stipend as budgeted by the Board of Trustees. Editors are responsible for coordinating with the Executive Director and for soliciting and selecting appropriate articles and material for the respective publications and for the final publication of each issue.  A publication schedule and budget is approved by the Board.  Editors are responsible for selecting editorial board members and sending their names forward to the Board for final approval.

Article V

Indemnification

The International Alliance for Invitational Education® shall indemnify any Trustee, Executive Secretary, Executive Director, Webmaster, Advisory Council member or independent contractor against all liabilities and reasonable litigation expenses incurred in connection with any action, suit or proceeding in which he or she has been made a party because of activity or duties performed on behalf of the Alliance.  Such indemnification does not apply in cases where a Trustee, Executive Secretary, Executive Director, Webmaster or independent contractor shall be adjudged in an action, suit or proceeding to have acted in bad faith or to have been liable or guilty of willful misconduct in the performance of a duty.

Article VI

Standing Committees

 Committees are required to set goals, schedule regular meetings (face-to-face or teleconferencing), coordinate all actions through the Executive Director and submit a written progress report quarterly. Committees are encouraged to hold an annual meeting during the IAIE World Conference.  One Trustee will serve as an advisor on each standing Committee, and be responsible for sharing Committee updates with the Trustees at each quarterly meeting. All initiatives proposed by Committees (or other IAIE members) must be approved by the Board of Trustees and include: financial requirements, implementation responsibilities and time, projected benefits and method for evaluation.

 Section 6.01.  Bylaws.  The Bylaws Committee is responsible for performing an annual review of the bylaws of the Alliance and making recommended changes, if any, to the Board of Trustees.  The Committee will also act upon changes requested by the Board.   The Bylaws Committee shall be chaired by the Executive Director and will include the Chair of the Board of Trustees and the Chair of the Advisory Board.  Other committee members may be selected as needed by the Executive Director.

Section 6.02.  Membership Committee.  Minimally 3 to 5 members including the Regional Initiatives Director, a Member of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Advisory Council enrolled either by the Chair of the Board of Trustees or the Executive Director.  Other committee members may be selected by the appointed Committee Chair.  The committee will be charged with maintaining frequent communication with current Alliance members, especially to promote renewals of individual and institutional memberships.

Section 6.03. Finance and Audit Committee. is an internal auditing body which shall consist of three people: the Treasurer (chair), one member of the board, and one non-member of the board. All committee members must be in good standing for not less than 3 years.

The committee has two primary roles: (1) evaluate the accounting practices, procedures, chain of accountability, record keeping & accuracy of the financial documents and (2) analyze the transaction details of selected general ledger categories in order to appraise whether expenditures are consistent with their intended purpose and overall mission of the organization.

The administrative assistant will provide, via email, all documents requested by the committee chair (e.g. year-end income statement, detailed transaction report for specific general ledger categories, bank statements, individual deposit registers, etc.).

Once each year, the audit committee will review the previous year’s financial records and present their findings, in writing, to the Board of Trustees by or before the April board meeting.

Their submission to the board will include (1) a report the financial health of the organization, (2) the condition of financial records, (3) the prudence of expenditures, (4) recommendations for changes to practices, procedures, and reporting, when necessary.

 Section 6.04.   Outreach Committee.  The Outreach Committee is charged with recruitment and development of new members. The Chair shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Executive Director shall coordinate the activities of the committee. The Outreach Committee shall be divided into subcommittees, with each subcommittee consisting minimally of 3 to 5 members including a member of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Advisory Council enrolled by the Chair of the Board of Trustees or by the Executive Director.

The Outreach Subcommittees are:

  • General Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Member Resources
  • New Product Development and Dissemination
  • Regional Initiatives
  • Welcoming Schools
  • Business Applications of ITP

Section 6.05.   Inviting School Awards Committee.  The Inviting School Awards Committee is responsible for seeking nominations, reviewing applications and selecting award-winners to be announced at the Annual World Conference during even numbered years.  The Awards Committee shall consist of a Chair appointed by the Board and a minimum of two regular members in good standing with the Alliance.  The committee members are selected by the Chair.

Section 6.05.a  Paula Helen Stanley Fidelity Award Committee.  This Committee is responsible for maintaining contact with past recipients of the Inviting School Award and for encouraging schools to continue their efforts to build upon and be recognized for sustaining the Inviting School principles at the Annual World Conference during odd numbered years.  The Chair is appointed by the Board and selects a minimum of two members in good standing to also serve on the subcommittee.  The Chair of this Committee must work very closely with the Inviting School Awards Chair.

The official name of the Silver Fidelity Award is : Inviting School 1st (2nd, 3rd, or 4th) Silver Fidelity Award, in honor of Paula H. Stanley.

The official name of the Gold Fidelity Award is Inviting School Gold Fidelity Award, in honor of Paula H. Stanley.

Section 6.05.b.  William Stafford Leadership Award Committee.  This Committee is responsible for seeking nominations and selecting award-winners to recognize at the Annual World Conference, with approval from the Trustees.  The Stafford Leadership Award subcommittee shall consist of a Chair appointed by the Board, a representative of the Stafford family if available, and no more than two past recipients of the Stafford Award who remain in good standing with the Alliance.  Committee members are selected by the Chair from the list of past recipients. Stafford Awards are giving every other year.  The Committee will select no more than 3 recipients during an award year.

Section 6.06  Research Committee.  The Research Committee is responsible for setting the research agenda for the Alliance.  It shall work very closely with the FORUM and the Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice editors, the Inviting School Award and the Paula Helen Stanley Fidelity Committees to gather and publish strong data supporting Invitational Theory and Practice. The Research Committee consists of no less than three members, including the Chair appointed by the Board for a two-year term.

Section 6.06.a. Outstanding Research Award Subcommittee.  This subcommittee of the Research Committee is responsible for seeking nominations and selecting an award winner who has demonstrated outstanding research in the theory and practice of Invitational Education to be recognized at the Annual World Conference.  The Chair of this subcommittee shall be appointed by the Board with recommendation of the Chair of the Research Committee.

Section 6.07.  Annual World Conference Committee.  The Annual World Conference Committee shall be responsible for securing the location and planning of the Annual World Conference including local inviting school visits and area excursions, developing the program, advertising the event and carrying out all other functions necessary to hold a successful Conference.  The Committee shall recommend keynote speakers and submit to the Board of Trustees for final approval.

The Executive Director shall provide oversight and guidance to the Committee. The Executive Director is responsible for all financial expenditures and payments, including developing the conference budget for Trustee approval. The Chair of the Annual World Conference Committee is appointed by the Board of Trustees for a two-year term in accordance with plans for these meetings as outlined in the Articles of the International Alliance for Invitational Education.  The Annual World Conference Committee Chair selects members in good standing to serve as chairs of the conference subcommittees. The following are suggested subcommittees:  Program; Registration; Publicity; Hospitality; Awards; Bookstore; Excursions, Transportation; Donations; Exhibits; and Technology and Audiovisual.

 Section 6.08.  Liaison Committee.  The Liaison Committee is responsible for evaluating, encouraging and maintaining mutual understandings with other organizations and professional development affiliates.  This includes development of the Coalition to Promote Positive School Climate, the Coalition website, and collection of Coalition Partner Organizations and Individual Supporters. The Committee consists of no less than three members, including the Chair appointed by the Board for a two-year term.

 

Article VII

Ad Hoc Committees

 Section 7.01.  Establishment.   The Board of Trustees has the authority to establish ad hoc committees (for example, the Memorial Fellowships) when necessary and to configure and empower such committees in ways that will accomplish Alliance goals.  The Board can delegate the same authority to the Executive Director to get short-term goals and projects met.

Article VIII

Affiliated Centers and Groups

 Section 8.01.  Establishment.   The Board of Trustees may establish Centers and Interest Groups in accordance with the following definitions and descriptions.

Section 8.02.  International Centers.  An International Center carries out a specific function of the Alliance or represents a particular geographic area of the world.  An International Center may operate as an independent entity that has a financial relationship with the Alliance and has permission to use the registered mark, Invitational Education®, in its activities.  International Centers that represent geographic areas must maintain a membership of fifteen (15) regular members or three (3) institutional members.  Annual dues paid by Centers to IAIE are set by the Board, which also sets guidelines for operation.  International Centers that operate in this manner are responsible for obtaining all their own licenses, charters and government permissions. All financial matters must conform with United States accounting practices and IRS requirements for reporting.

Section 8.03.  Interest Groups.  Interest Groups (sometimes referred to as ‘Connectors’) are informal organizations that focus on research, career or other interests related to Invitational Theory and Practice.  Any member can request that an interest group be established by the Board of Trustees.  If a minimum of ten (10) members expresses a willingness to participate in the group, the Board may vote to establish.  All financial activities of an Interest Group are processed by the Alliance headquarters.

Section 8.04.  Chapters.  An IAIE Chapter is a member group of the Alliance that operates as an independent entity to promote Invitational Theory and Practices, and has permission to use the registered mark, Invitational Education®, in its activities.  Chapters that represent a province, state, or other locale must maintain a membership of five (5) regular members or one (1) institutional member of IAIE.  Chapters may establish their own rules of operation, but must also function according to guidelines set by IAIE.

Section 8.05    Professional Development Certification    Two options for professional development are authorized by IAIE.    In the first option, a  Jurisdiction may purchase rights to use the IAIE Toolkit as a training resource.    Purchase of the IAIE Toolkit entitles a Jurisdiction to use all Toolkit resources including Facilitation notes in one jurisdiction (a school, a business, an agency, etc.)    The Facilitator in a single jurisdiction does NOT have to be a Certified IAIE Trainer.

In the second option, a Certified IAIE Trainer may be contracted for leadership in any Jurisdiction.  Certified  IAIE Trainers may lead Toolkit training or may mentor the Facilitator and those being trained in any jurisdiction.  To become a Certified IAIE Trainer, a person is required to (1) have 3 or more years of continuous membership in IAIE, (2) graduate from IAIE’s Toolkit Training Seminar, and (3) obtain and maintain full Certification from IAIE to provide professional development using the Toolkit.   

 Other training, either by members or non-members of IAIE and not linked to the IAIE Toolkit, do not fall under these guidelines.

Article IX

General Provisions and Financial Procedures

 Section 9.01.  Management of Alliance Funds.  All Alliance funds shall be handled by the Administrative Assistant and will be processed through a central account and monitored by the Executive Director and Board Treasurer.  All funds shall be handled in accordance with standard accounting practices and governmental regulations regarding non-profit, charitable organizations.

All contracts bearing the name of the Alliance must be approved by the Board. No individual can obligate the Alliance by contract for any goods or services without the permission of the Board, unless it falls in the category of a pre-approved expense, or it continues an existing contract in which case the Chair of the Board and the Executive Director must approve.

Section 9.02.  Property of the Association.  In the event the Association should be dissolved, none of its property shall be distributed to any of the members.  Instead, all of its property shall be transferred to such organizations as the Board of Trustees shall determine to have purposes and activities most nearly consonant with those of the Association provided, however, that such organizations shall be exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of corresponding provisions of the Internal Revenue Laws.

Section 9.03.  Limitation on Activities.  No part of the net earnings of the Alliance shall inure to the benefit or be distributed to members of the Board of Trustees or other persons or organizations except where contracts for services have been rendered.

Section 9.04.  Amending Bylaws.  Following a recommendation from the Bylaws Committee, these Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote at any regular meeting or special electronic meeting of the Board of Trustees.  Amendments passed by the Board will be effective immediately unless an effective date is adopted at the time the amendment is passed by the Board.

Section 9.05.  Fiscal Year.  The fiscal year of the Alliance will begin January 1 of the year and terminate December 31 of that year.

Section 9.06.  Rules of Order.  All meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be conducted in accordance with the current version of Robert’s Rules of Order.

Section 9.07.  Privacy Policy.   All personal contact and payment information collected by the Alliance is to be used strictly for IAIE business communication.  IAIE will not sell, trade, or share personal information about its members with anyone else, nor will IAIE send mailings to them on behalf of other organizations, except for designated Coalition Advisory Board organizations and IAIE Chapters.  Alliance members will have access to all members’ names, email addresses, city, state, and country information, which will be included in the membership directory, unless a member opts out of this provision  All other personal information is for the exclusive use of the Alliance leadership for business purposes.

When individuals (members and non-members) provide personal information to IAIE when they visit the IAIE website, IAIE may use the information in our programs and activities. Names may be entered into one of the IAIE databases in order to obtain input, provide information about IAIE programs and events, solicit membership, or request contributions.

WORKING DOCUMENT DRAFTED BY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: August 31, 2006
WORKING DOCUMENT APPROVED BY THE BOARD: September 21, 2006
BYLAWS DRAFTED BY THE BYLAWS COMMITTEE: January 29, 2007
BYLAWS APPROVED BY THE BOARD:  November 20, 2008
BYLAWS REVISION APPROVED BY THE BOARD: November 20, 2008
BYLAWS REVISION APPROVED BY THE BOARD: October 1, 2009
IAIE BYLAWS – OCTOBER 8, 2009-10
BYLAWS DRAFTED BY THE BYLAWS COMMITTEE: July 2, 2011
BYLAWS REVISION APPROVED BY THE BOARD:  October 26, 2011
BYLAWS REVISIONS APPROVED BY THE BOARD:_October 16, 2013
BY LAWS REVISIONS APPROVED BY THE BOARD October 21, 2015
BY LAWS REVISIONS APPROVED BY THE BOARD,  January 27, 2016

As signified by the Board Members named below, this document was formally adopted by a majority vote of the Alliance Board of Trustees present on this, the twenty-seventh day of January, 2016 by a vote at the Board of Trustees Conference Call Meeting.

Kim Arrington
Richard Benjamin
Sue Bowen
Jeff Castle
Barbara Hansen
John Novak
William Purkey
Allyson Schoenlein
Betty Siegel
Vicki Wilson
Peter Wong
Signature:

___________________________________________ Date: ________________ Allyson Schoenlein, Chair