Section 1 – Origination
Committees are formed or dissolved at the pleasure of the Board of Directors by majority vote. Chairpersons to Standing Committees are appointed by the President and approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The duties of the Chairpersons are to lead, direct and assist their committee members in carrying out their responsibilities and to act as a conduit with the Board of Directors. Additional committees that may be formed but not limited to are: Audit, Grievance and Ethics.
Section 2 – List of Standing Committees
The following is a list of the 8 Standing Committees and general outline of their duties.
- i.The Education Committee shall have the following responsibilities:
(b.) Develop Altshuller Institute certification program to recognize student achievement.
(c.) Establish an Altshuller Institute certification program to recognize student achievement.
(d.) Implement a carefully planned educational program that will enhance public relations of the Altshuller Institute, attract new members, and build attendance at Institute events.
(e.) Provide Attendance Certificates and Certified Educational Units.
(f.) Develop alternative means to provide education opportunities.
- i.The Rules and Regulations Committee shall have the following responsibilities:
(g.) Maintain the Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, and Code of Ethics.
(h.) Oversee elections
(i.) Establish compensation procedures for full and part-time employees.
- i.The Membership Committee shall have the following responsibilities:
(j.) Recommend membership structure and dues.
(k.) Maintain membership mailing list
(l.) Create and implement marketing strategy to attract members.
(m.) Determine package for each membership group to show advantage of being a member of the Corporation.
(n.) Provide fast response to members.
- i.The Finance Committee shall have the following responsibilities:
(o.) Establish the financial policy of the Corporation
(p.) Assist the President to prepare a budget covering all Corporation activities.
(q.) Manage the budget and financial statements
(r.) Work with the Treasurer to establish Financial Procedures.
(s.) Safeguard Corporation assets.
(t.) Solicit external funding opportunities: grants, donations, etc.
- i.The Publicity Committee shall have the following responsibilities:
(u.) Promote the Altshuller Institute and increase name recognition.
(v.) Publish press releases and advertisements.
(w.) Participate in interviews.
(x.) Publish articles.
(y.) Mail promotional material
(z.) Interface with Web site Committee for Internet promotions.
- i.The Conference Committeeshall have the following responsibilities:
(aa.) Plan tutorials and advanced courses with the Education Committee.
(bb.) Advertise and invite participants and papers. (Joint with Publicity Committee)
(cc.) Invite vendors to have booths.
(dd.) Select a conference theme.
(ee.) Organize and manage the conference.
- i.The Publication Committeeshall have the following responsibilities:
1. Publish TRIZ materials: books, textbooks, AI Journal, Newsletter, etc.
(ff.) Review TRIZ materials.
(gg.) Select materials for translation and publication.
(hh.) Edit TRIZ material selected for publication
(ii.) Write the Newsletter
(jj.) Arrange publication or printing
(kk.) Publish conference proceedings
(ll.) Manage TRIZ library and other historical documents.
- i.The Web Site Committeeshall have the following responsibilities:
(mm.) Promote TRIZ and activities of Altshuller Institute through Internet.
(nn.) Create and maintain AI web site.
(oo.) Promote AI services and publications.
(pp.) Promote AI conferences and TRIZ events.
(qq.) Post Newsletter on the Web
(rr.) Handle feedback and e-mails
(ss.) Develop strategy for an effective web site.
(tt.) Develop and manage member's only section on Web page.