Professional institutes associations: how can they work together

In a given profession, members must present a “united front”, but there are several ways to do so. make. Professional associations seek to defend the interests of their members. They campaign on behalf of their parties, they advocate for changes in public policy and offer professional development activities.

We have to work together – but how?

Membership is optional. In contrast to this, professional regulatory bodies – sometimes called “Colleges” or “orders” – focus on defending the interests of the general public. They govern the competence of members of the profession, the standards applying to their studies, professional development activities and disciplinary measures against members. Certain colleges or orders are responsible for inspecting places where we practice the profession. All professional specialists working in the field have the obligation to join.

Professional associations can also do the following:

• offer courses, workshops, seminars, relationship networks and other forms professional development;

• represent the profession in discussions with other groups, with the general public or with interested parties;

• provide their members with services, such as group prices for health services, insurance and pension plans.

Other types of professional associations include:

• sectoral coalitions or alliances, which take action in response to problems affecting the profession which are part of public policy or practice. 

Membership is optional: professional institutes associations, unions or collective bargaining associations, which protect and advance rights and the benefits enjoyed by those practicing the profession. Their work usually focuses on wages and working conditions, but unions can also offer upgrading activities professional to their members. Membership of the professional union may be mandatory in some companies.

Voluntary Management Committee 

Professional associations offer their members professional development activities and possibility to build relationships. They are also responsible for defending the interests of the profession, the sector and social and systemic changes. 

The Voluntary Management Committee is a non-profit association non-profit whose objective is the professional recognition of early childhood educators.

This association deals with the following aspects:

• It educates its members and helps them to exercise the profession in accordance with ethics.

• It educates its members and helps them use the standards of practice.

• It defends the interests of its members and helps them provide quality services.

There are professional associations within the industry that offer professional development activities professional in all kinds of fields. Their mandate is to improve the practice of the profession, to put ideas and trends in common, to defend specific interests in the field of education and advise union leaders.

Some have recently expressed the wish for greater transparency vis-à-vis the general public and a greater regulation of the teaching profession. Some groups have expressed a wish to have a professional regulatory body, to improve teaching standards, build confidence of the general public towards the profession, to make an appropriate evaluation of training programs to teaching and protecting

The functioning of a volunteering projects

For a volunteer project to work well, it must have:

  • A clear goal (or objective) understood by all members of the structure, for example: Improving animal production through basic animal health care or the marketing of cereals by building granaries.
  • Perfectly defined activities to reach the goal, for example: a calendar of external deworming, a case for the purchase of production or the storage and conservation treatments.
  • Means, people, material and money to carry out activities, for example: members of the management committee, a storekeeper, a sprayer, etc.
  • An organization and rules to manage the means and carry out the activities that achieve these objectives, for example an active general meeting, a dynamic management committee, attentive statutory auditors.

The general assembly of the voluntary managing committee

It is made up of all the members of the voluntary managing committee, like TVPIP. The members all have the same rights and the same homework. Everyone can express themselves freely and give their opinion without any pressure. Each member has one vote and only one vote. There is neither big nor small: everyone world is on an equal footing.

It’s in managing committee that makes all the decisions.

  • Acceptance or refusal of a review of activities since the last meeting
  • Acceptance or refusal of accounts since the last meeting
  • Drafting or modification of the Internal Regulations.
  • Election or designation of the members of the management committee, of the statutory auditors accounts and technical delegates
  • Vote on the action program for the next period.
  • Budget vote for the next period.
  • Decision-making in relation to an urgent situation or problem.
  • The ordinary assembly is the sovereign body which decides the main directions of the committee.

It is above the management committee that takes the control.