Approved by unanimous member vote at the annual meeting, September 24, 2019.
Article I: Name and Purpose
- Section 1 – The name of this organization shall be the National Association of IndustrySpecific 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 – For the purposes of NAISTD, a member is defined as a person who meets the below criteria (Sections 2 – 5) AND has paid annual dues to the organization as set forth in Section 6.
- Section 2 – Full membership in 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 3 – 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, that person shall no longer be a member of NAISTD, except as specified in Article II, Section 4.
- Section 4 – Any person who previously was a member, as defined in Article II, Section 2, may be designated as a Member Emeritus, upon nomination and approval by the members at the annual conference. A Member Emeritus has all the rights and privileges of membership, except that he/she may not vote.
- Section 5 – Persons working directly for an organization represented by a NAISTD member may be considered by that NAISTD member to be associate members. Associate members have all the rights and privileges of membership, except that they may not vote.
- Section 6 – Annual dues for NAISTD membership, which includes registration to the annual conference, are to be set at the annual business meeting. A discounted membership rate, as set at the business meeting, may be made available to members who register prior to a board-specified date.
- Dues may be changed at the annual meeting of the membership by a majority vote of those members present and voting.
- Section 7 – Membership (Full, Associate or Emeritus) entitles the member to the following:
- Attendance to the annual NAISTD conference
- Attendance to the annual NAISTD business meeting
- Attendance to specially called NAISTD business meetings
- Access to member presentations from the annual conference
- Section 8 – Registered Observers are those who have registered for the conference and paid the registered observer fee as set at the annual business meeting. Registered Observes are allowed to attend all member presentations and other conference activities. Registered Observers are not considered members and are not allowed to attend business meetings or have voting privileges.
Article Ill: Code of Ethics
- 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 and 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, Secretary, and Treasurer to manage the affairs of NAISTD. Any person elected to an office shall hold his/her office for a 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 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 shall be responsible for the minutes of all meetings of NAISTD.
- Section 6 – The Treasurer shall be responsible for the general supervision of the finances of NAISTD.
- Section 7 – 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 would assume the President-Elect’s position to complete the un-expired term.
- Should the Secretary position become vacant, the President shall appoint an acting Secretary to serve until the NAISTD annual meeting, at which time an election would be held.
- Should the Treasurer position become vacant, the President shall appoint an acting 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-Elect, as described in these Bylaws. The annual meeting will be conducted concurrently with an annual conference.
- Section 2 – The President-Elect shall host the annual meeting of NAISTD at the end of his/her term. While it is assumed that the President-Elect will host this meeting in his/her home state, the President -Elect 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 two (2) at-large The President shall serve as Chair of the Board of Directors. All Past Presidents shall serve in an advisory capacity (non-voting members) to 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.