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Call to Institute Members for Applications for The Member Conduct Roster

Extended deadline for application for the Member Conduct Roster

The Institute has extended the deadline for application for the Member Conduct Roster to Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

The Institute has established a new “Dispute Resolution and Discipline Policy” “Dispute Resolution and Discipline Policy (not yet in force as of January 21, 2014)”].

The goal of the Policy is to promote the resolution of member-to-member disputes through dialogue, cooperation, respect and understanding. Members are strongly encouraged to attempt to resolve differences through collaborative, cooperative means instead of using adversary methods of filing formal complaints.

The General Counsel of the Institute is now seeking applications from Institute members to volunteer for its Member Conduct Roster. The 9-member Roster will be used to establish “Panels of Peers”, which will be Institute decision-making bodies in discipline and dispute resolution matters. The Panel of Peers will review individual cases and be struck, as needed, to ensure an unbiased consideration of each case to determine appropriate corrective measures. The Office of the General Counsel shall assist and advise each Panel in making decisions that are not arbitrary, discriminatory or in bad faith.

The Institute is hoping to achieve balance in representation on the Member Conduct Roster across Regions and Groups.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a Regular or Retired member
  • Must not concurrently hold office as a member of the Board of Directors, or as a President or Vice-President of a constituent body
  • Ideal candidates will have a keen interest or experience in dispute resolution. (This last qualification will be assessed in a follow-up process.)

Please see the attached “Member Conduct Roster-Application”.

The deadline for application is February 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Inquiries should be forwarded to by e-mail.


Publish Date: 04-FEB-2014 03:15 PM