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IAFIE Bylaws

International Association for Intelligence Education

Adopted September 1, 2008, Revised June 1, 2014


Article I. Name

The name of the organization shall be the International Association for Intelligence Education

(hereinafter referred to as the Association).


Article II. Goals and Purposes

The goal of the Association is to serve as the association for advancing research, knowledge and

professional development in intelligence education.

Within that goal, the purposes of the Association are to:

A. provide a forum for the communication and exchange of ideas and information for those interested in and concerned with intelligence education;

B. advance the intelligence profession by setting standards, building resources, and sharing knowledge in intelligence studies;

C. foster relationships and cultivate cooperation between intelligence professionals in academia, Private sector, and governments;

D. develop, disseminate, and promote theory, curriculum, methodologies, techniques, and best practices for pure and applied intelligence; and

E. act as a liaison with other professional organizations and centers of excellence.


Article III. Membership

A. Membership Classes

1. Full Membership (Voting)

Full membership in the Association is accorded to those persons who are interested in the work of the Association. Full members have voting privileges.

2. Student Membership (non-voting)

Student Membership is accorded to those individuals currently enrolled in a post secondary school or institution. Student members do not have voting privileges.

3. Institutional Membership(Voting)

Institutional membership shall be extended to all institutions which support the mission of IAFIE. Institutional

memberships allow five individual (full voting) members.

4.Corporate Membership (Voting)

Corporate membership shall be extended to all corporations which support the mission of IAFIE. Corporations are allowed five individual (voting) memberships. 

5. Honorary Membership

Honorary membership shall be extended to all individuals who have been appointed to such distinction by the Board of Directors of the Association. Honorary members will not be assessed dues.

B. Dues

1. Dues will be established annually by the Board of Directors, promulgated at the Annual Meeting or at a Special General Meeting and take effect with the beginning of the next following financial year the categories of memberships are as follows:

a. Student members

b. Institutional members:

c. Corporate Sponsorships

2. Dues payable yearly from date of initial membership3. Membership is dependent on timely payment of dues.

4. The IAFIE Board may designate levels of corporate sponsorship of the organization or its events.

C. Term

The term of membership will be for twelve months.


Article IV. Member Chapters

Members may establish chapters of IAFIE to advance the goal of the association subject to

approval of the Board of Directors.

A. Chapters are subject to and must abide by IAFIE Bylaws.

B.  Each chapter should write its own by-laws and submit to the IAFIE Board for approval

C.  Each chapter should elect a minimum of four officers

D. The chapters may establish local dues. 

E.. Chapters must petition the Board of Directors for charter recognition

 

Article V. Board of Directors

A. Composition

The Board of Directors of the Association shall be composed of not less than eight persons: the President , Vice President, Vice President/International, Immediate Past President, Executive Director, Secretary/Treasurer,

and the Committee Chairs of the Communications, Membership, Events, and Educational

Practices Committees.

B. Board of Director Duties

The Board of Directors shall

1. supervise of the Association's annual meeting;

2. recognize  of outstanding service, leadership, and research of members of the Association;

3. communicate to members of the Association regarding matters of importance in intelligence education;

4. cooperate with international intelligence education efforts;

5. engage in long-range planning for intelligence education;

6. support professional development of members of the Association;

7. recommend sound intelligence practices within affiliated academic, public and private entities;

8. approve Association publications;

9. recommend  research to advance intelligence education;

10. oversee and review the activities of Association committees;

11. hire and supervise staff;

12. act for the members on their behalf between the annual meetings; and

13. exercise all powers not reserved for others elsewhere in these Bylaws

C. Duties (Specific Members)

1.  President

The President shall have all duties and responsibilities usually conferred upon a presiding officer, which shall include, but not be limited to:

· presiding at all regular and special meetings;

· calling special meetings;

· representing the organization to the general public and other organizations;

· appointing ad hoc committees;

· filling vacancies on the Board in accordance with article V. E; and

· preparing and forwarding annual Association programmatic, management and other recommendations to the full membership. Working with the Secretary/treasurer, the President will develop a budget and submit to the Board of Directors for approval.

2. Vice President

The Vice President shall preside in the absence of the Chair and shall perform duties as assigned by the President.

3. Vice President/International

The Vice President/International shall be responsible for expanding and maintaining the international membership and activities of the Association, and such other duties as assigned by the President; the Vice President /International shall preside in the absence of the President and Vice President.

4. Secretary/Treasurer

The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all Board of Directors and Association meetings. As Treasurer he/she shall distribute membership forms, collect all membership fees, maintain a membership list, propose and monitor the Board of Director’s budget, pay all expenses authorized by the Board and perform any other duties directed by the Board.

5. Executive Director

The Executive Director shall act as a spokesperson for the Association, advise on the administration of Association activities, and serve as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.

D. Board of Director Elections

1. Time of Occurrence

Elections will occur on a bi-annual basis to commence at the annual meeting 2009.

2. In General

Elections to the Board of Directors will occur by secret ballot in person, or by other means, including electronic. All voting members are eligible to vote in Board of Director elections. The Board will be elected by a plurality of those members voting.

3. Eligibility for Office

Those individuals who have been members of the Association for more than one year shall be eligible for nomination to office.

4. Mechanisms of Electoral Process

Ballots will be prepared and sent to the membership in sufficient time to provide at least three weeks from the date of sending to the final date of acceptance of completed ballots prior to the annual meeting. Members shall be able to vote in person at the annual meeting or by absentee voting via mail, fax, email or website.

E. Vacancies

Vacancies on the Board of Directors caused by resignation, death, or removal shall be

temporarily filled by the Chair of the Board of Directors in consultation with the Board.

F. Resignations

Members of the Board of Directors [may?] resign at any time.

G. Board Augmentation: 

The President may appoint at-large Board members to augment needed skills and experience.

The appointments must be approved by a majority of the board.

H. Meetings

The Board shall meet at least twice each year, once at least 150 days before the annual meeting

of the Association and again preceding or during the annual meeting. Special meetings shall be

called at the request of four voting members of the Board.

I. Quorum

A quorum of the Board of Directors shall consist of a majority of the elected members.


Article VI. Meetings

A. Annual Meeting

1. The Association shall have responsibility for conducting an annual meeting to serve its

members and others interested in intelligence education. The time and place will be determined by the Board of Directors. The Board shall seek advice from the members regarding place and time for subsequent annual meetings.

2. Notice of the annual meeting shall be sent to all members at least 120 days before said meeting.

B. Business Meeting

1. A business meeting of the entire membership shall be conducted in conjunction with the

annual meeting.

2. Agenda items as determined by the Board of Directors in advance of the annual meeting shall be prepared and made available to the membership in sufficient time to allow 30 days of consideration prior to the date of the annual meeting.

3. Voting on issues may be accomplished either through the website, fax, mail, or in person at the annual meeting. Voting shall be conducted by the members of the board.

C. Special and Additional Meetings

Special or additional meetings of the Association shall be called by the Board of Directors.


Article VII. Committees

A. Standing Committees

All full members of the Association shall be eligible to serve on standing committees. Each

committee will be chaired by a member of the Board of Directors specifically elected by the

Association membership for that position.

The Association shall establish the following standing committees:

1. Communications Committee

The Chair of the Communications Committee shall be responsible for the supervision, maintenance, and updating of the Association website.  The Chair will be appointed by the President and confirmed by the majority of the Board.  The Communications Committee shall advise the Board of Directors and assist in communications within the Association. The Communications Committee shall advise and make recommendations to the Board on the

recognition of outstanding contributions of research, leadership, and service to intelligence education. The Committee will act as the liaison between the Association and professional organizations and centers of excellence.

2. Events Committee

The Events Committee shall organize and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on the Association's annual meeting and all other Association events that promote the Association’s stated purpose.  

3. Educational Practices Committee

The Educational Practices Committee shall advise and make recommendations to the Board on developing, disseminating, and promoting the theory, curriculum, methodologies, techniques, and best practices for intelligence education. The committee will also inform the Board and the Association of existing or future intelligence education research directions and opportunities for Association members.

4. International Committee

The International committee as directed by the Vice President/International shall advise and make recommendations to the Board on developing international initiatives and issues of interest to the Association.

5. Membership Committee

The Membership Committee, as directed by the Membership Director, shall be responsible for encouraging and acquiring members of all types  The Membership Committee chair shall submit or update the Association’s strategic membership recruitment plan within 60 days of assuming this position.

B. Ad Hoc Committees

As the need arises, the Board President of the Association may establish ad hoc committees.

C. Vacancies

If a vacancy occurs on a standing or ad hoc committee, the President of the Board of Directors is

empowered to appoint a replacement.

D. Committee Recommendations

All recommendations of the Committees shall be forwarded to the Board of Directors for

appropriate action and disposition.

E. Voting Members

Voting members shall have the right to raise other issues at the annual meeting.


Article VIII. Finances

A. Financial Reports

The Secretary/Treasurer, in conjunction with the President of the Association, shall prepare a

proposed budget for the Association and present it to the Board of Directors for review and

approval prior to the annual business meeting.

The budget as approved by the Board of Directors shall be presented by the Secretary/Treasurer

to the membership at the annual business meeting along with an income statement for the

previous year.

B. Revenues

1. Dues: The Board of Directors shall determine membership dues and other fees.

2. Other Revenues: The Board of Directors is empowered to solicit revenue sources other

than dues such as institutional support from foundations, individuals, businesses, and

meeting revenues.

C. Fiscal Year

The fiscal year of the Association shall be January 1 to December 31. 


Article IX. Parliamentary Authority

Unless otherwise in conflict with these Bylaws, the current edition of Roberts’ Rules of Order

shall govern all operations of the Association and the Board of Directors.

 

Article X. Limitations

This Association shall be non-profit, non-partisan and non-political. The Association shall work

only toward the objectives stated in Article II of these bylaws. The Association will take no

partisan action or commit its members to any position except those pertaining to intelligence

education.


Article XI. Amendments

Amendments to these bylaws shall be proposed by any full member at the annual meeting of the

Association and adopted by a majority of votes cast by full members of the Association in any

mail ballot authorized by the Board of Directors, provided that notification of the proposed

changes shall be posted no later than thirty days in advance of the Association's Business

Meeting.


A PDF version of the bylaws is available for download by clicking here.

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