ByLaws

Bylaws

  1. Name and Location of the company

The name of the organization is the American Institute of Business Psychology hereinafter referred to as AIOBP.

It is a not-for-profit association incorporated in the State of Nevada on June 18, 2001.

The office of the AIOBP is located at 14525 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, Oregon.

  1. Objectives

The AIOBP is an accreditation body for training and coaching methodologies or processes applying organizational psychology for the enhancement of people and business.  AIOBP does NOT train trainers, coaches or consultants. Nor is the AIOBP affiliated with any service provider, methodology or certification. This independence is important for a professional body committed to maintaining the gold standard for certification.

  1. Membership

3.1. Membership Categories

3.1.1. Accredited Enterprise Member

This membership is for organizations that have or wish to engage in the process of having an AIOBP accredited methodology or curriculum and have completed the requirements as stated in the Training or Coaching Accreditation Criteria.

3.1.2. Certified Professional Members  

This membership is for Consultants, Practitioners, Trainers and Coaches who are certified or credentialed by an AIOBP Accredited Enterprise or an AIOBP recognized organization

3.1.3. Enterprise Membership

These are organizations or institutions with an interest in the advancement of effective and purpose filled workplaces.

3.1.4. Professional Membership

These Members are Trainers and Coaches who are not credentialed by AIOBP Accredited Enterprises or AIOBP recognized organization, but may be enrolled in a Certification Course or may wish to elevate their standards through interaction and learning from other members and the platforms the AIOBP provides.

3.1.5. Student Membership

This membership is if you are considering a people development related career and wish to open doors to opportunities in training, coaching, consulting and the development of psychology based programs or methodologies.

3.1.6. Associate Membership

This membership is designed for providers catering to the AIOBP’s audience that wish to reach accredited training and coaching organizations, trainers and coaches, and the community.

3.2 .These memberships will have no role in the governance of the organization. Each member receives a membership kit to provide the appropriate benefits and credentials of their membership.

3.3. Application for Membership

Application for AIOBP membership shall be made via the website’s links.

By joining and maintaining membership in AIOBP, organizations, trainers and coaches are allowed to carry and show their affiliation with the AIOBP and its high standards of accreditation and certification to open up a world of opportunity for professional development, networking and leadership in your profession from the local to global level.

Join and be a part of growing the exclusive high end training and coaching industry for the betterment of work forces through psychology. Click here to learn about AIOBP member benefits. Annual Membership Fees range from: $19.95 per year to $880 per year.

 

3.4. Resignation

Any member may resign by filing a written resignation to the AIOBP office. No portion of any dues paid shall be refunded to the resigned member.

Members who have not paid their dues within 60 days of the date established by the Board of Directors shall be presumed to have resigned from the AIOBP

3.5. Suspension, Removal or Expulsion

The AIOBP board may censure, suspend or expel any member for cause and after a fair hearing — by an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the board members present and voting at a meeting.  During any suspension period, a member shall not be entitled to exercise any of the rights and privileges of membership.

3.5. Reinstatement

Any former member, who resigned or was terminated, may be reinstated to AIOBP membership by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

3.6. Membership Nontransferable

AIOBP membership is non-assignable and nontransferable. Members shall have no equitable or ownership right or interests of any kind in AIOBP’s assets or property.
4. DUES AND FEE
4.1. Dues

Annual Dues shall be established by the Board of Directors and shall be payable each year in advance at the time of renewal.

4.2. Forfeiture

Any member of AIOBP who shall be delinquent in dues for a period of sixty (60) days from the time dues become payable shall be dropped from the rolls and thereupon forfeit all rights and privileges of membership, unless such suspension, at the request of the member, is waived by the boards of directors.

4.3. Refunds

No dues shall be refunded to any member whose membership terminates for any reason.

  1. Board of Directors

5.1. Authority and Responsibility

The governing body of AIOBP shall be the Board of Directors. The responsibility for strategic development, policy creation, fiscal oversight, management oversight, and property of the AIOBP shall be vested in its Board of Directors. The day to Day operation is managed by the Director of membership.

5.2. Regular Meetings of the Board

Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held as needed.

5.3. Removal from Office

If a officer or director should engage in behavior that is unethical or should appear to constitute a conflict of interest, or is unwilling or unable to carry out the responsibilities of office upon the request of the Board and with a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the remaining Board of Directors and after a fair hearing, then such a member shall submit a resignation from such office or be removed.

5.4. Non-Compensation

Directors and officers shall not receive compensation for their services as members of the Board of Directors, or for their services related to AIOBP.

  1. Officers
  2. Officers

The officers of the AIOBP are limited to 3 persons for the time being.

  1. Term of Office

Each officer shall take office on the first date of the calendar year and shall serve for a term of one (1) year automatically renewed for the time being.

  1. Finance

7.1. Fiscal Year

The Fiscal Year of AIOBP shall begin on the first day of January and end on the last day of December.

7.2. Budget

The Board shall adopt an annual operating budget covering all activities of the AIOB.

  1. Amendments

These bylaws may be amended or repealed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the AIOBP Board of Directors. Notice of such bylaws change(s) shall also be posted on the AIOBP website and broadcast to the AIOBP members via electronic mail at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting at which the Board vote is to be taken

  1. Dissolution

In case of dissolution, AIOBP shall conclude its affairs in a manner consistent with the Non-Profit Corporation Act of the state of Nevada the applicable provision(s) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The AIOBP shall use its funds only to accomplish the objectives and purposes specified in these Bylaws, and no part of said funds shall  be distributed to the members of AIOBP.

On dissolution of AIOBP, any funds remaining shall be distributed to one or more regularly organized and qualified charitable, educational, scientific, or philanthropic organizations to be selected by the Board of Directors.

  1. 10. Effective Date

These Bylaws shall take effect immediately upon their adoption.

Adopted January 1, 2014