PSIA-AASI exists so you can enjoy an environment and resources that enhance your success as an instructor and inspire excitement about skiing and snowboarding. Working together at the divisional and national level, your association maintains the thing members work hardest to uphold; the accomplishment and professionalism represented by the PSIA and AASI shields and the symbols of your certification across the country.
Over the past few years, and with the aid of a Governance Task Force, the PSIA-AASI Board of Directors made several changes to the association Bylaws, to reinforce the PSIA-AASI’s accountability to the membership and other stakeholders. All nine divisions requested this governance process a few years ago and it was also addressed in a joint resolution of four divisions. The board worked with Bill Charney, a nationally recognized expert on association governance, to guide this process (For more information on Bill Charney, see www.bcharney.com).
Additionally, the board worked with Bill to develop and implement a Policy Governance® model for PSIA-AASI. The policy governance approach clearly identifies outcomes your board seeks on your behalf, increases accountability, and improves delegation to achieve these ends. You’ll find links to these below. Continual improvement of communication and coordination with and across all nine divisions is a top priority, and it’s the board’s hope that you’ll agree these are reflected in the Ends and policies adopted by the board, which build upon the history and bylaws of PSIA-AASI.
PSIA-AASI also has a common affiliation agreement that formalized the roles and responsibilities of the national and divisional organizations, which updated the 1986 agreement between the respective entities. The intent of this agreement helps to clarify the relationships and accountability between the national organization and the divisions while strengthening and clarifying how your association mutually provide services to you.
Please follow these links for additional information regarding discussion, history, and governance: