Bylaw Review: Information Sessions
September 30, 2015
Since 2011, the AIBC has been engaged in a comprehensive bylaw review process to address both substantive bylaw subject matter areas and more routine amendments. The Bylaw Review Committee (BRC), supported by AIBC Council, are advancing two bylaw initiatives this fall.
Bylaw Amendments: Administrative
The first is a set of three administrative or “housekeeping” amendments:
- to modernize the former title of Executive Director to “CEO”;
- to establish a sensible quorum for AIBC annual meetings;
- to enact a bylaw to give the Code of Ethics stronger status.
Bylaw Amendments: Investigations & Remedial Discipline
The second initiative is a recommendation for a suite of substantive “investigations/discipline” bylaw amendments to more firmly establish the institute’s investigations and disciplinary processes in bylaw. This initiative includes a new ‘remedial discipline’ process intended to give the institute greater flexibility to meaningfully address professional conduct complaints than is currently available.
Given the relatively modest changes proposed for the administrative amendments, the AIBC will undertake a shorter consultation period for that initiative with a goal of returning to council with a submission in November 2015 so that an electronic vote may be possible within this calendar year.
In comparison, the timeline for consultation for the “investigations/discipline” bylaw amendments will be much longer. Consultation will extend through the balance of 2015, with the submission seeking council’s direction to proceed to a member vote not expected until February 2016. Increased council participation in the consultation process is planned given the subject matter and importance of this bylaw modernization initiative.
Information and Consultation Sessions
Council policy requires member consultation when any bylaw amendments are supported by council. AIBC council invites your participation at the following information and consultation sessions, which will address the proposed bylaw amendments. The sessions will open with a presentation, followed by a question and answer period.
Please RSVP your attendance using the RSVP link below.
Information Session: Administrative Amendments
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: In-person (AIBC Office) and online
Learning Units (LUs): 1 Core
RSVP: In-person session (by October 9 at 5 p.m.)
RSVP: Online session (by October 7 at 12 p.m.)
The in-person and online session will be available to a maximum of 25 participants (each) on a first come, first serve basis.
Information Session: Investigations & Remedial Discipline
Date: Friday, October 30, 2015 (held during the 2015 AIBC Annual Conference)
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: In-person only (Vancouver Convention Centre West)
Learning Units (LUs): 1 Core
RSVP: In-person session (by October 20 at 11:59 p.m.)
The in-person session will be available to a maximum of 70 participants on a first come, first serve basis.
Member feedback can be provided to the Bylaw Review Committee at any time. Please email the Bylaw Review Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two online feedback forms are also available for your comments:
- Bylaw Review: Administrative Amendments Online Feedback Form.
- Bylaw Review: Investigations & Remedial Discipline: Online Feedback Form <link coming soon>
To learn more about AIBC Bylaw Review, please visit www.aibc.ca.