This is the conclusion of a two-part blog post.
Some Additional Basic Guidelines...
In my last blog post, I covered the basic rationale for a compliance and dispute resolution (C&DR) policy for trade associations. I described some of the key components: getting buy-in from the membership to initiate a policy; establishing a working group of staff and member-volunteers; developing a compliance framework document; creating a compliance committee; and drafting rules of procedure.
In this article, I’ll review some additional basic guidelines that can assist in the development of a C&DR policy. As noted in the earlier post, every trade association is different, and its leadership, existing bylaws and mission can all help guide the policy’s creation. I hope the guidelines below will spark some ideas or shine some light on possible obstacles, allowing your team to efficiently put together a policy that is best suited for your association.Read More