Membership Policy

WGII MEMBERSHIP POLICY DOCUMENT

The William Glasser Institute Ireland
Approved by WGII 23 February 2008

MEMBERSHIP

AIMS: The aim of membership is to improve communications with all those interested in Choice Theory, Reality Therapy, Quality Schools and Lead Management.

A member of the WGII National Executive will be appointed to act as Membership Co-ordinator with responsibilities for the implementation of this policy.

Membership fees are used to fund promotional material, newsletters and mailshots, the website, the corresponding office work and a portion of the full membership fee is available to official branches to help fund branch activities. This portion is 30% of the current Full Membership Fee.

Any changes made to this policy can only come into effect in the next membership year and must be notified to members in advance of their renewal of membership for that year.

THE NEWSLETTER

AIMS: The main purpose of the newsletter is to dessiminate information about WGII events and news of interest to the members.

It may advertise events and publications promoted by WGII.

The Newsletter Editor will be a member of the WGII National Executive.

The Newsletter will be published by WGII twice a year, one at the end of February and the other at the end of September.

The Newsletter will be posted to all full, trainee and associate members of WGII.

The deadline for material for publication is the 14th of February and 14th of September respectively.

The National Executive may from time to time issue other bulletins to members.

The National Executive reserves the right to make decisions about the content of the Newsletter and all bulletins issued on behalf of WGII.

BRANCHES

AIMS: These are groupings of WGII members who may organise meetings and other events with a view to enhancing their knowledge and skills in RT/CT and to promote and increase awareness of RT/CT within the local community.

PARTICIPATION: WGII branches are intended primarily to further the RT/CT development of full members but trainee members may also attend branch meetings and events.

Certain events may also include the general public.

A branch will normally correspond to a specific geographical region.

Other groupings of members, for example, through the Internet or by way of a specific interest group may transcend branch boundaries.

A full or trainee member may attend events of more than one branch but may only be listed as a member in one branch as funding is based on this.

FORMAT: Branch events may take the form of real meetings, tele-conferencing, web discussions or other formats.

The format and frequency of meetings will be determined by each branch.

Branches may maintain a branch page on the WGII website.

Although other theories and practices may be presented or discussed at branch events the primary and obvious focus must be on the development of RT/CT knowledge and skill.

Branches are encouraged to organise at least one presentation for the public every two years.

ORGANISATION: The steering committee of a branch may request funding from WGII.

The branch committee will be supplied with a list of names and addresses of its members.

To become an official branch of the WGII, one full member of WGII acting as the branch chairperson and contact person will contact WGII to request permission to form the branch.

A minimum of five full members is required to form a branch.

It is recommended that a branch should appoint a secretary and treasurer as well as a chairperson.

Branches may not organise any events that could detract from events arranged by the National Executive of WGII.

WGII through its National Executive has the right to dissolve a branch.

FUNDING: When the chairperson forwards a list of members to WGII, funds will be allocated to the branch based on the number of members.

A Branch may collect additional funds from its members to meet specific needs.

If a branch dissolves the chairperson should communicate this within seven day in writing to WGII.

FULL MEMBERS

AIMS: The aim of full membership is to facilitate ongoing development of RT/CT ideas and practice in those who have completed the Certification process.

REQUIREMENTS:

 To have completed Certification in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy.

 To have paid any annual fees arising out of membership.

 To agree to respect the Constitution of WGII.

 To agree to respect the Code of Ethics of WGII.

 To complete professional development requirements.

ENTITLEMENTS:

 Full members may have discounts when purchasing publications from WGII or paying Convention Fees.

 Full members will receive WGII Newsletters.

 Full members will be issued with a membership card and website password.

 Full members will also receive a list of members.

 Full members will be entitled to identify themselves as “Member of the William Glasser Institute Ireland” or use the abbreviation “MWGII”.

 Full members may attend all branch and professional development events.

 Full members may vote at the WGII AGM or EGM.

 Full members are eligible to be elected to the WGII National Executive.

RENEWAL:

Full membership shall last for one calendar year and be renewed at the beginning of each calendar year. Note that newly certificate candidates qualify for free membership in their first year. The fee for Full Membership is €35. No handling fee will apply to this.

TRAINEE MEMBERS

AIMS: The aim of trainee membership is to enrich the training process by giving trainees access to the newsletter and WGII events.

REQUIREMENTS:

 To have completed a WGII intensive week in the previous 12 months

 To agree to respect the Constitution of WGII.

 To agree to respect the Code of Ethics of WGII.

ENTITLEMENTS:

 Trainee members may have discounts when purchasing publications from WGII or paying Convention Fees.

 Trainee members will receive WGII Newsletters.

 Trainee members will be issued with a website password.

 Trainee members may attend all branch and professional development events.

RENEWAL:

Trainee membership is free and automatically extends for one year after completion of an official RT/CT course.

Trainee members should be issued with the website password at the end of their intensive week.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

AIMS: The aim of associate membership is to enable any person interested in RT/CT to obtain the WGII Newsletter.

REQUIREMENTS:

 To have paid any annual fees arising out of membership.

ENTITLEMENTS:

 Associate members may have discounts when purchasing publications from WGII or paying Convention Fees.

 Associate members will receive WGII Newsletters.

RENEWAL:

Associate membership shall last for one calendar year and be renewed at the beginning of each calendar year. The fee for Associate membership is €15. No handling fee will apply to this.

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