The Case for a Regular Review of Policies and Procedures

The Case for a Regular Review of Policies and Procedures

governance November 15, 2015 By: Terrence F. Canela, CAE

Policies and procedures are often considered pro-forma documents at associations, but without regular attention the organization can be legally exposed. Here's how leaders can make sure the documents are relevant and up-to-date.

Every association has policies and procedures: conflict of interest, summer dress code, copyright for contributions from volunteer committee members, and sexual harassment, just to name a few. These are the corporate documentsthe rules, if you will—that provide guidance to volunteer leaders and staff, protection for the organization, and a good night's sleep for lawyers like me....