Governance and Structure
Section 1. The business of USATAA shall be governed by the Coordinating Council with participation of the Advisory Board, in accordance with ARTICLES II, III and IV.
Section 2. Final decisions about governance are made by the membership in a meeting of members or by written ballot. The ballot may be sent to members and returned to the Association by electronic transmission, as specified by the then current California Corporations Code.
Section 3. TheCoordinating Council shall consist of five (5) members elected by the general membership in a meeting of members or by written ballot and serving for a three-year period on staggered terms. When there are not more candidates for the Council than the number of vacancies, no vote or written ballot is required. The Council shall designate a General Coordinator from among its members.
Section 4. The Coordinating Council members agree to undertake the functions and obligations of the Council, including attendance at Council meetings and sharing in Council deliberations and duties. Should a member be unable to carry out Council responsibilities the member shall tender a resignation to the Council. After due consideration, the Council may, with or without such resignation, declare a seat vacant.
Section 5. When a vacancy occurs on the Council, the Council members may select a designee to serve as a full Council member pending a vote of the general members in an election at the next meeting or by written ballot.
Section 6. The Advisory Board shall consist of six (6) members, each member representing one of the six (6) geographic regions as designated in Section 7. The Regional Representatives will serve a three-year term. If a Regional Representative is unable to fulfill their duties, including attendance at Council meetings, they will secure an alternate to represent their region. This alternate shall serve until such time as the Regional Representative can resume their duties or until a new Regional Representative is selected.
The primary duties of the Regional Representatives include: representing their region at Council meetings; coordinating membership activities in their region; recruiting members in their region; encouraging and supporting Transactional Analysis learning activities in their region, and serving as liaison between the Coordinating Council and the members in their region. Whenever possible, it is recommended that the Regional Representative be affirmed by the USATAA membership of their region.
Section 7. For purposes of representation and program, USATAA members are grouped into one of six regions in the United States. The six regions are Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Rocky Mountain and Pacific.
Section 8. The Coordinating Council shall allocate organization duties, functions, and responsibilities among Council members. The Council shall conduct the business of the organization including, but not limited to, leadership, legal presence, records and reports, finances, program, membership and communication.
Section 9. The Council may form task forces from among the general membership as circumstances or conditions suggest. The Council may on an annual basis, name ad hoc members to provide assistance and advice. The immediate past General Coordinator shall be an ad hoc member for a three-year period following his or her term in office.