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Bylaws Update: Member Review Period

07/29/2019 1:51 PM | Gregory Simpson (Administrator)

Background

Our bylaws were last updated in July 2015 in order to address the National Association’s name change from American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) to Association for Talent Development (ATD). 


Reason for Updating

Originally, we planned to update the bylaws to remove references to the President-Elect and Past President roles as a way to shorten the Presidential tenure from 3 years to 1 year. After reviewing and discussing those proposed changes with National ATD, we decided to keep the President-Elect and Past President roles to remain consistent with the ATD bylaws template. Instead, our proposed 2019 bylaws incorporate the most up-to-date language from the ATD bylaws template, add further clarification to some processes, and remove/update some language to give the Chapter more flexibility in conducting its business.


Review and Voting Processes

Article VII. Amendment and Modification of Bylaws states that:

·  Notice of any potential change must be published and distributed to the membership at least 30 calendar days prior to voting on such measures. 

·  Adoption of any motion to amend or modify the Bylaws requires a vote of two thirds of members in good standing voting in mail ballot.

·  Notice of changes to the Bylaws are to be published or distributed no later than 60 days following adoption.


Timeline

July 15, 2019:     Beginning of the 30-day review period for Chapter members. 

August 15, 2019: Voting on the proposed changes opens

August 23, 2019: Voting on proposed changed closes

August 28, 2019: Results published in our weekly ATD NYC Blog Post/Update email

Note: There are no proposed bylaw changes that would prevent our 2020 Nomination/Election processes from continuing as planned.


For your review

Here are the links to access the documents:

ATD NYC Bylaws – July 2015 version (current)

ATD NYC Bylaws – July 2019 Proposed – Final Markup (to see where updates were made)

ATD NYC Bylaws – July 2019 Proposed – Final (version with Markups incorporated)

If you have any questions or concerns, please email contact@atdnyc.org and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.


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