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Constitution of IAAP

 

Aims and Membership

 

ARTICLE 1: The aims of the International Association of Applied Psychology shall be, on the one hand, to establish contact between those who, in different countries, devote themselves to scientific work in the various fields of applied psychology, and, on the other hand, to advance the study and  achievement of means likely to contribute to scientific and social developments in these fields.

 

ARTICLE 2: The life of the Association shall be indeterminate. The association shall have its headquarters in SwedenUSA, but its Secretariat at the address of the Secretary-General. The administrative languages shall be English and French.

 

ARTICLE 3: The Association's activities shall be (iI) periodic international congresses, (ii) permanent international working committees for the study of particular problems, (iii) organization of research and experiments in parallel in different countries, and publications of periodicals and such means as may be approved by the members of the Board of Directorsin General Meeting.

 

ARTICLE 4: The association shall consist of (i) Full-members, (ii) Fellows, (iii) Student Members, (iv) Honorary Members, (v) Associate Members, (vi) Affiliate International Organization Members

 

To qualify for Full Membership candidates shall be requiered (a) to be eligible in their national or regional psychological societies or associations, (b) to be accepted by Executive Committee of the Association.

 

 

To qualify for Student Memrbership a
 

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Constitution of IAAP

 

Aims and Membership

 

ARTICLE 1: The aims of the International Association of Applied Psychology shall be, on the one hand, to establish contact between those who, in different countries, devote themselves to scientific work in the various fields of applied psychology, and, on the other hand, to advance the study and  achievement of means likely to contribute to scientific and social development in these fields.

 

ARTICLE 2: The life of the Association shall be indeterminate. The Association shall have its headquarters in Sweden, but its Secretariat at the address of the Secretary-General. The administrative languages shall be English and French.

 

 

ARTICLE 3: The Association's activities shall be (i) periodic international congresses, (ii) permanent international working committees for the study of particular problems, (iii) organization of research and experiments in parallel in different countries, and publications of periodicals and such means as may be approved by the members in General Meeting.

 

 

ARTICLE 4: The Association shall consist of (i) Full-members, (ii) Student Members, (iii) Honorary Members, (iv) Associate Members, (v) Affiliate International Organization Members

 

 

To qualify for Full Membership candidates shall be required (a) to be eligible in their national or regional psychological societies or Associations, (b) to be supported by two full members in good standing, ¸ to be accepted by the Officers of the Association.

 

To qualify for Student Membership a candidate shall be required (a) to have reached graduate level in university studies of
 
 


 

candidate shall be required (a) to have reached graduate level in university studies of psychology;, (b) to have the status of psychology student certified by the respective Department Chair;, (c)¸ to be supported by one full member in good standing, (d) to be accepted by the Board of Oofficers of the Association.

 

 

To qualify for Honorary Membership candidates shall be required (a) to have rendered outstanding services in one of the different field of applied psychology or related fields, (b) to be granted the title of Honorary Member by the Association through decision in General Meeting on the recommendationof the Board of Directors.

 

To qualify for Associate Membership a candidate shall be required (a) to practice in one of the different fields of applied psychology or in related domains, (b) to be nominated by the President of one of the IAAP Divisions; (c) to be accepted by the Executive Committee of the Aassociation.

 

To qualify for Affiliate International Oorganization Mmember a candidate shall be required (a) to have the status of an international psychological society or association wiuth a focus on one of the fields of applied psychology, (b) to be accepted by the Board of Directors.

 

All new applications for Membership will be processed by the Secretary-General. The annual dues for membership shall be fixed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may decide on differential subscription fees (dues) within one membership category according to needs and possibilities of candidates and members.

 

The title of Honorary Member may be granted by the Association in General Meeting on the recommendation of the Executive Committee to pŠrsons who are rendering or who have rendered outstanding services in one of the different fields of applied psychology. Honorary Members shall have the right to take part in congresses, to receive publications of the Association, and to be present at General Meetings without being required to pay dues.

 

 

psychology, (b) to have the status of graduate student certified by the respective Department Chair, (c) to be supported by one full member in good standing, (d) to be accepted by the Officers of the Association.

Student Memberships are limited to four years.

 

To qualify for Honorary Membership candidates shall be required (a) to have rendered outstanding services in one of the different field of applied psychology or related fields, (b) to be granted the title of Honorary Member by the Association in General Meeting on the recommendation of the Executive Committee.

 

To qualify for Associate Membership a candidate shall be required (a) to practice in one of the different fields of applied psychology or in related domains, (b) to be nominated by the president of one of the IAAP Divisions; (c) to be accepted by the Officers of the Association.

 

 

To qualify for Affiliate International Organization Member a candidate shall be required (a) to have the status of an international psychological society or Association with a focus on one of the fields of applied psychology, (b) to be accepted by the Executive Committee.

 

 

All new applications for Membership will be processed by the Secretary-General. The annual subscription for membership shall be fixed by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may decide on differential subscription fees within one membership category according to needs and possibilities of candidates and members.

 

 

The title of Honorary Member may be granted by the Association in General Meeting on the recommendation of the Executive Committee to persons who are rendering or who have rendered outstanding
 
 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE 5: Membership of the Association shall be brought to an end (iI) by resignation, (ii) by a decision of the Board of Directors in case of arrears in payment of dues for two years or for some serious reason, without awaiting a General Meeting of the assembly, it being understoodit being understood that the member in question has been first called upon to furnish explanations.

 

 

ARTICLE 6: The Association shall be administered by a Board of Directors composed of not less than 24 and not more than 45 members elected by the Board of Directors and chosen from among Full Members and Fellows of the Association. Division Presidents become automatically EC-members for the time of their office tenure as Division Presidents. Additional members are elected by the Executive Committee and chosen from among Full Members of the Association.

One-third of the members of the Board of Directors, or if their number is not a multiple of three then the number nearest to but not exceeding one third, shall retire from office at each IAAP congress. Retiring members of the Board of Directors shall retain office until the conclusion of the Board of DirectorsGeneral meeting at which they are due to retire. The members of the Board of Directors to retire shall be those who have been longest in office since their last election. As between members of equal seniority, members to retire shall (unless such members of equal seniority shall agree among themselves) be selected from among them by lot. A retiring member of the Board of Directors shall be eligible for one re-election.

It shall be the duty of the Executive CommitteeExecutive Committee to propose to the Board of
 

services in one of the different fields of applied psychology. Honorary Members shall have the right to take part in congresses, to receive publications of the Association, and to be present at General Meetings without being required to pay a subscription.

 

ARTICLE 5: Membership of the Association shall be brought to an end (i) by resignation, (ii) by a decision of the Executive Committee in case of arrears in payment of subscription for two years or for some serious reason without awaiting a General Meeting of the assembly, it being understood that the member in question has been first called upon to furnish explanations.

 

ARTICLE 6: The Association shall be administered by an Executive Committee composed of not less than 24 and not more than 45 members elected by the Association in General Meeting and chosen from among Full Members of the Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One-third of the members of the Executive Committee, or if their number is not a multiple of three then the number nearest to but not exceeding one third, shall retire from Office at each IAAP congress. Retiring members of the Executive Committee shall retain Office until the conclusion of the General Meeting at which they are due to retire. The members of the Executive Committee to retire shall be those who have been longest in Office since their last election. As between members of equal seniority, members to retire shall (unless such members of equal seniority shall agree among themselves) be selected from among them by lot. A retiring member of the Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election.

 

 

It shall be the duty of the Executive Committee to propose to the Association in General Meeting the names of full members of the
 
 



 

Directorsassociation in General Meeting the names of full members of the Aassociation for election. to the Executive CommitteeOther nominations for the Board of Directors may be made by Full Members of the Association provided they are seconded by two other Full Members and forwarded in writing to the Secretary-General of the Aassociation at least eight weeks before the Board of Directors meeting of the Association together with the consent in writing of the nominee.

The vote for the election of members of the Board of Directors shall be secrettake place by a show of hands unless a ballot is demanded by twenty full members present.

 

 

 

The Board of Directors may, from time to time and at any time, elect via mail vote any full member of the Aassociation as a member of the Board of Directors, either to fill a casual vacancy or by way of addition to the Board of Directors, provided always that the total number of members of the Board of Directors does not exceed the maximum laid down above.

 

Any member so co-opted shall retain their office only until the next Board of Directors Meeting, but shall then be eligible for re-election, and any member of the Board of Directors who so retires shall not be taken into account in determining the number of members of the Board of Directors who are to retire at such meeting.

 

The Board of Directors shall appoint, according to rules of procedure which it shall determine, an Executive Committeen composed of a President, a President-Elect, a Secretary-General, a Treasurer, and a Past President, who shall be ex-officio members of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

 

If members of the office thus appointed are not at the same time of their appointment members of the Board of Directors, they will be members of the Committee ex-
 

Association for election to the Executive Committee. Other nominations for the Executive Committee may be made by Full Members of the Association provided they are seconded by two other full members and forwarded in writing to the Secretary-General of the Association at least eight weeks before the General Meeting of the Association together with the consent in writing of the nominee.

The vote for the election of members of the Executive Committee at a General Meeting shall take place by a show of hands unless a ballot is demanded by twenty full members present.

 

The Executive Committee may, from time to time and at any time, co-opt any full member of the Association as a member of the Executive Committee, either to fill a casual vacancy or by way of addition to the Executive Committee, provided always that the total number of members of the Executive Committee does not exceed the maximum laid down above.

 

 

Any member so co-opted shall retain their Office only until the next General Meeting, but shall then be eligible for re-election, and any member of the Executive Committee who so retires shall not be taken into account in determining the number of members of the Executive Committee who are to retire at such Meeting.

 

 

The Executive Committee shall appoint, according to rules of procedure which it shall determine, an Office composed of a President, a President-Elect, a Secretary-General, a Treasurer, and a Past President, who shall be ex-officio members of the Office and the Executive Committee.

 

 

 

If members of the Office thus appointed are not at the same time of their appointment a member of the Executive Committee, they will be a member of the Committee ex-officio but shall
 
 



 

officio but shall retain their membership on the Board of Directors only until the next Board of Directors generalmeeting, when they will then be eligible for re-election, and they will not be taken into account in determining the number of members of the Board of Directors who are to retire by rotation at such general meeting.

 

The terms of office are as follows: President, 4 years, no re-election; President-Elect, 4 years; Secretary General, 4 years, one re-election possible; Treasurer, 4 years, one re-election possible; Past President, 4 years. Also, the President-Elect cannot be from the same continent as the President.

 

ARTICLE 7: The Board of Directors  shall meet regularly before each IAAP congress and, if possible, intermittently at the occasion of the International Congress of Psychology. If special need arisesm it shall be convened either in person or by electronic communication in the interval between congresses on the demand of eight of its members or the Executive Committeeoffice. A vote may be taken by correspondence.

ARTICLE 8: A general meeting of the association shall consist of full members, student members, honorary members. A general meeting shall be held during the course of each international congress, and at any time that it is summoned by the executive committee or on the demand of at least 25 members of the association entitled to attend a general meeting. Notices convening general meeting shall be in the form determined by the office.

The agenda of the general meeting shal be proposed by the executive committee and submitted to the approval of the general meeting.The Board of Directors shall be responsinble to the members in general meetingfor the general and financial administration of the Aassociation, and the accounts and the budget shall be presented to the general meeting for approval. The general meeting shall discuss the questions on the agenda paper and, if necessary, appoint members of the executive committee.

 

ARTICLE 89: Payment of expenses shall be made by the Treasurer who alone shall have the power to pledge the association's credit, to receive cash, to open postal or banking accounts, and to sign cheques in the Association's name. In the absence of the Treasurer, the President or the Secretary-General are authorized to sign cheques in the Aassociation's name. In addition, sub-treasurers may also be authorized by the treasurer to open postal or banking accounts and to collect subscriptions in their respective s countries,
 

retain their membership of the Executive Committee only until the next General Meeting, when they will then be eligible for re-election , and they will not be taken into account in determining the number of members of the Executive Committee who are to retire by rotation at such General Meeting.

 

 

The terms of Office are as follows: President, 4 years, no re-election; President-Elect, 4 years; Secretary General, 4 years, one re-election possible; Treasurer, 4 years, one re-election possible; Past President, 4 years. Also, the President-Elect cannot be from the same continent as the President.

 

 

ARTICLE 7: The Executive Committee shall meet regularly before each IAAP congress. If special need arises, it shall be summoned in the interval between congresses on the demand of eight of its members or the Office. A vote may be taken by correspondence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE 8: A General Meeting of the Association shall consist of full members, student members, honorary members. A General Meeting shall be held during the course of each international congress, and at any time that it is summoned by the Executive Committee or on the demand of at least 25 members of the Association entitled to attend a General Meeting. Notices convening General Meeting shall be in the form determined by the Office.

The agenda of the General Meeting shall be proposed by the Executive Committee and
 
 



 

provided that they transmit the money collected to the treasurer at least once a year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE 910: The Board of Directors shall be authorized (iI) to fix the date and place of congresses; (ii) to arrange meetings of the Board of Directors; (iii) to set up, if need be, permanent working committees; (iv) to supervise the work of such committees; (v) to set up a finance committee which shall be responsible for the verification and control of the system of accounting referred to in Article 811 of the present constitution, and for presenting at each congress to the members of the Board of Directors associationa report on the Aassociation's financial position. The cBoard of Directors shall itself determine the method of operation of this finance committee; (vi) to do all thing necessary to carry on the affairs of the Aassociation except in such matter as are expressly reserved by these articles for the members in general meeting.

 

ARTICLE 101: There shall be maintained a system of accounting for the recording of daily receipt and expenditure and also, in necessary, stock accounting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modification of the constitution and winding up

 

ARTICLE 112: The constitution shall be modified only on a proposal made by the Executive Committee, the Board of Directorsexecutive committee or by a number of the members equal to at least one-tenth of the total membership of the Aassociation submitted to
 

submitted to the approval of the General Meeting. The Executive Committee shall be responsible to the members in General Meeting for the general and financial administration of the Association, and the accounts and the budget shall be presented to the General Meeting for approval. The General Meeting shall discuss the questions on the agenda paper and, if necessary, appoint members of the Executive Committee.

 

ARTICLE 9: Payment of expenses shall be made by the treasurer who alone shall have the power to pledge the Association's credit, to receive cash, to open postal or banking accounts, and to sign cheques in the Association's name. In the absence of the treasurer, the president or the secretary-general are authorised to sign cheques in the Association's name. In addition, sub-treasurers may also be authorised by the treasurer to open postal or banking accounts and to collect subscriptions in their respective countries, provided that they transmit the money collected to the treasurer at least once a year.

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE 10: The Executive Committee shall be authorized (i) to fix the date and place of congresses; (ii) to arrange meetings of the Executive Committee; (iii) to set up, if need be, permanent working committees; (iv) to supervise the work of such committees; (v) to set up a finance committee which shall be responsible for the verification and control of the system of accounting referred to in Article 11 of the present constitution, and for presenting at each congress to the members of the Association present in the General Meeting, a report on the Association's financial position. The Executive Committee shall itself determine the method of operation of this finance committee; (vi) to do all thing necessary to carry on the affairs of the Association except in such matter as are
 
 



 

the oExecutive Committee at least one month before the Board of Directors meeting. In no case shall the constitution be modified except by a majority of two-thirds of the Board of Directors members present at the meeting.

 

ARTICLE 123: A Board of Directors meeting called upon to determine the winding up of the Association and especially summoned for this purpose must be attended by at least half of its the members in good standing plus one. If this proportion is not reached, the meeting shall be adjourned and re-convened with an interval of at least 15 days, but at the adjourned meetings its decisions shall be effective, whatever may be the number of members present. In any case, the winding up shall not be effected except by a majority of two-third of the Board of Directors members present.

 

ARTICLE 134: On the winding up of the Aassociation, the Board of Directors members in general meetingshall appoint one or several liquidators charged with liquidation of the assets of the Association. The general meeting shall allot net assets of the association to one or more public bodies recognized as being in the public interest and pursuing an aim analogous to that of the Aassociation.

 

 

 

 

expressly reserved by these articles for the members in General Meeting.

 

ARTICLE 11: There shall be maintained a system of accounting for the recording of daily receipt and expenditure and also, in necessary, stock accounting.

 

Modification of the constitution and winding up

 

ARTICLE 12: The constitution shall be modified only on a proposal made by the Executive Committee or by a number of the members equal to at least one-tenth of the total membership of the Association submitted to the Office at least one month before the General Meeting. The meeting must consist of at least 50 members in good standing. If this proportion is not reached the meeting shall be adjourned and reconvened with an interval of at least 15 days, but at the adjourned meeting its decisions shall be effective, whatever may be the number of members present. In no case shall the constitution be modified except by a majority of two-thirds of the members present at the meeting.

 

ARTICLE 13: A General Meeting called upon to determine the winding up of the Association and especially summoned for this purpose must be attended by at least half the members in good standing plus one. If this proportion is not reached, the meeting shall be adjourned and re-convened with an interval of at least 15 days, but at the adjourned meetings its decisions shall be effective, whatever may be the number of members present. .In any case, the winding up shall not be effected except by a majority of two-third of the members present.

 

ARTICLE 14: On the winding up of the Association, the members in General Meeting shall appoint one or several liquidators charged with liquidation of the assets of the Association. The General Meeting shall allot net assets of the Association to one or more
 
 



 

public bodies recognised as being in the public interest and pursuing an analogous to that of the Association.

IAAP: RULES OF PROCEDURE: Election Officers and EC members

 

Election of Members of the Executive Committee

 

One year before the meeting of the Executive Committee at the next congress, an announcement shall appear in the Review or the Newsletter, saying that a given number of positions in the Executive Committee will become open at the next congress, and giving the date by which nominations must be received by the Chairman of the Elections Committee (about three months before the first day of the next congress).

 

EC members eligible for re-election will inform the Election Committee of the IAAP if they wish to be considered for nomination as a candidate for re-election, and state this in a letter at least six months before the next EC meeting (scheduled every two years during ICAP or ICP).  Re-election can take place once.

 

Any full member of the IAAP, seconded by two other full members, can nominate a candidate for membership of the Executive Committee by filling out and sending in to the Elections Committee a one-page nomination form included in the review for this purpose.  The nominations shall be sent to the Secretary-GeneralChairman of the Elections Committee of the Association no later than eight weeks three months before the next congress.  This provides the nominator's name, address, and signature.  It describes the nominee's qualifications, contributions to applied psychology, experience in international organizations, and other relevant information.  The form includes a statement indicating the nominee's consent, to be signed by the nominee.