Article I. Name
The name of this organization shall be the Association for Leadership Science in Nursing (ALSN).
Article II. Purpose
Section 1. The purpose of this organization shall be to further the development of education, practice, scholarship, and research relevant to leadership science in nursing and health care.
Section 2. ALSN shall engage in activities related to education, practice, scholarship, and research relevant to leadership science in nursing and health care including, but not limited to:
Article III. Members
Artic1e IV. Officers, Directors and Leadership Succession Committee Members
Section 1. Titles
The elected officers of ALSN shall be President-Elect (includes serving as President and Past-President), Vice President of Programs and Professional Development, Vice President Research, Vice President of Membership and Leadership Succession, Secretary/Chair of Bylaws Committee, and Treasurer.
Section 2. Election
Section 3. Appointment
Section 4. Terms of Office
Section 5. Duties
Article V. Meetings
ALSN general membership shall meet annually and at other times deemed necessary by the Board.
Special ALSN meetings may be called by the President, the ALSN Board, and/or upon written request of five ALSN members. The purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the call.
Except in case of an emergency notice shall be given for all meetings of the ALSN membership at least twenty (20) business days in advance. Meeting dates may be changed with notification to the membership of at least twenty (20) days.
Ten percent (10%) of the members in good standing in addition to a minimum of three (3) elected officers shall constitute a quorum for any regular, special meeting, or electronic meeting/vote of ALSN.
Article VI. The Board
Section 1. Board Membership
The elected officers and appointed directors shall constitute the Board. The immediate Past President shall attend Board meetings in an advisory non-voting capacity during the first year following her or his presidency. The President-Elect shall attend Board meetings in a non-voting capacity during the year prior to assuming the office of President.
Section 2. The Board shall:
Section 3. Meetings of the Board
Article VII. Committees
Committees of ALSN shall be the Leadership Succession Committee, Research Committee, Bylaws Committee, Membership Committee, Finance Committee, and Programs and Professional Development Committee.
Section 1. The Leadership Succession Committee shall:
Section 2. The Research Committee shall:
Section 3. The Bylaws Committee shall:
Section 4. The Membership Committee shall:
Section 5. The Programs and Professional Development Committee shall:
Section 6. The Finance Committee shall:
Section 7. Other organizational units
The Board may appoint liaisons, ad hoc committees, task forces, or other organizational units that it determines to be needed to carry out ALSN business.
Article VIII. Parliamentary Authority
The rules contained in the most current edition Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern ALSN in all cases which are not covered by these Bylaws.
Article IX. Amendments
Section 1. Amendments with notice
These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds (66%) vote of the members of good standing who are present and voting at any official meeting of ALSN; or who respond to an electronic call for an electronic vote within ten (10) business days of the call for the vote after there has been an opportunity for members to review and comment on proposed changes. The finalized proposed amendments shall be in the hands of the Secretary at least twenty (20) business days prior to the date of the meeting or planned electronic vote and be appended to the call for the meeting or electronic vote.
Section 2. Amendments without notice
The Bylaws may be amended at any ALSN meeting or electronically without a previous notice by 80% of the voting members present or responding to the email call for voting in favor of the amendment.
[Revised, approved and adopted November 8, 2019; Revised, approved and adopted, November 9, 2018; Revised, approved, and adopted November 10, 2016; revised, approved, and adopted November 18, 2015 by Board based on email vote ending 11/15/15; revised, approved & adopted November 14, 2014; Adopted May 27, 2014; approved & adopted November 15, 2013 (revised September 2013); revised and adopted October 14, 2011; revised and approved February 5, 2010; revised November 2005.]