Bylaws

Article I 
Name and Purpose

Section 1 – The name of this organization shall be the National Association of Industry-Specific Training Directors, hereinafter-designated NAISTD.

Section 2 – NAISTD is an organization established to encourage and promote the education and professional growth and development of its members, and to advance the professionalism and effectiveness of statewide industry-specific training programs.

Section 3 – NAISTD shall be a forum for the analysis and advocacy of issues and programs affecting skills training, industry-specific training, and economic development in the United States.

Section 4 – NAISTD in all its activities shall be a nonpartisan and nonsectarian body.

Article II 
Membership

Section 1 – Full membership in the NAISTD is limited to those persons who are responsible for the statewide administration of any state-funded industry-specific training program intended to promote or support economic development for new and/or existing businesses and industries.

Section 2 – When a person ceases to be the coordinator or director of that state’s industry-specific training program as a result of expiration of his/her term of office, death resignation, removal or any other reason then that person shall no longer be a member of NAISTD, except as specified in Article II, Section 3.

Section 3 – Any person who previously was a member, as defined in Article II, Section 1, may be designated as a Member Emeritus, upon application and approval by the members at the annual meeting. A Member Emeritus has all the rights and privileges of membership, except that he/she may not vote.

Section 4 – One person working directly for an organization represented by a NAISTD member may be nominated by that NAISTD member to be an associate member. An associate member has all the rights and privileges of membership, except may not vote.

Article III 
Code of Ethic

Section 1 – NAISTD members have numerous responsibilities, which by their nature and complexity indicate a need for the recognition and acceptance of certain standards of ethical conduct.

Section 2 – NAISTD advances a code of ethics for its members in the fulfillment of our collective goal, while promoting a harmonious professional relationship among those individuals so engaged.

Section 3 – Members of NAISTD will:

Observe the highest standards of integrity, confidence and objectivity in serving their states’ industry-specific training needs;
 Represent fairly and impartially the states served in advancing their training interests;
Advance NAISTD through their cooperation with fellow members in the free interchange of information, ideas, techniques and experiences where such practice does not conflict with normal ethical practice;
Provide opportunity and encouragement for professional development and advancement of persons of their staff or under their supervision;
 Not maliciously harm or degrade the professional reputation or standing of NAISTD members or agencies;
 Hold all information furnished by other members, agencies, or industry prospects in confidence until such information is public knowledge, unless approval for disclosure has been obtained from the source; and
Present themselves in a professional manner and fulfill those responsibilities designated within this code.

Article IV
 Officers

Section 1 – At the annual NAISTD meeting, the members shall elect a President, President-Elect and Secretary-Treasurer to manage the affairs of NAISTD. Any person elected to an office shall hold his/her office for one year term or until such time as their successor shall have been elected and accepted the office.

Section 2 – Unless an office is otherwise declared vacant, or unless an officer ceases to be a member or chooses not to serve, then the Secretary-Treasurer of the previous year shall be installed as President-Elect and the President-Elect of the previous year shall be installed as President for the coming year.

Section 3 – The President shall have general charge of the business meetings and supervision of the affairs of NAISTD. The President shall keep members of the organization fully informed and freely consult with them in regards to the business of NAISTD and make at least one annual report to the membership.

Section 4 – The President-Elect shall be familiar with the affairs of NAISTD and in the event of the disability of the President or in his/her absence shall have all the powers and perform all the duties of the president. The President-Elect shall also be responsible for the publication and distribution of the membership directory.

Section 5 – The Secretary-Treasurer shall be responsible for the general supervision of the finances of NAISTD and shall be responsible for the minutes of all meetings of NAISTD.

Section 6 – In the event that an officer’s position becomes vacant prior to the next NAISTD annual meeting, the following procedure for filling the vacancy shall be followed:

Should the President’s position become vacant, then the President-Elect will become President to complete the un-expired term, and the Secretary will become the President-Elect;
Should the President-Elect’s position become vacant, then the Secretary-Treasurer would assume the President-Elect’s position to complete the un-expired term;
Should the Secretary-Treasurer’s position become vacant, the President shall appoint an acting Secretary-Treasurer to serve until the NAISTD annual meeting, at which time an election would be held.

Article V 
Meetings

Section 1 – NAISTD shall hold an annual meeting at a date and place established by the President, as described in these Bylaws. The annual meeting will be conducted concurrently with an annual conference.

Section 2 – The President shall host the annual meeting of NAISTD at the end of his/her term of office. While it is assumed that the President will host this meeting in his/her home state, the President may, with the approval of the members, schedule the meeting which he/she is to host in any state.

Section 3 – Those members present at any meeting of NAISTD constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Section 4 – Financial reports shall be made available at the annual meeting.

Section 5 – Special meetings of NAISTD may be held whenever called by the President, with the consent of the entire Board of Directors, upon at least thirty (30) days prior notice in writing – which shall state the time, place and purpose of the meeting.

Article VI
 Committees

Section 1 – There is established a Board of Directors which shall be empowered to conduct all necessary business of NAISTD, except for those responsibilities designated in these Bylaws to the membership or an officer.

Section 2 – The Board of Directors shall consist of the officers, the immediate Past-President and at least one (1) at-large member. The President shall serve as Chair of the Board of Directors.

Section 3 – The President shall have the authority to appoint and remove the at-large member(s) of the Board of Directors. In the event an at-large member is unable or unwilling to serve on the Board of Directors, another member shall be appointed by the President.

Section 4 – A simple majority of the board of Directors present at a duly called meeting shall constitute a quorum.

Section 5 – Except for the Board of Directors, there are no other standing committees of NAISTD.

Section 6 – The President may appoint any ad hoc committees. These committees shall be established and appointed for a specific purpose and the term of any ad hoc committee will end with the term of the President who appoints them.

Section 7 – Each officer may also appoint ad hoc committees to assist them with their responsibilities, as described in these Bylaws.

Article VII
 Sundry Provisions

Section 1 – The President shall decide all questions of order in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order and these Bylaws.

Section 2 – The Bylaws of NAISTD may be changed at any duly called meeting of the membership by a majority vote of those members present and voting.