ASEA-Central (PSIA-AASI Central) is a membership organization charged with educating and certifying ski and snowboard instructors through events in the American midwest. We are a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization.
We operate under Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and a Policy Manual which provides the operational goals (Ends) and parameters (Limits) under which the CEO is authorized to operate. Policy Governance, vs. a traditional Governance model, removes the board from day-to-day operational decisions, allowing board members to focus on the long-term horizon for the organization. Under Policy Governance, board members and members at large are often tasked with committee work, to ensure an active connection exists between the board, and those individuals and entities who benefit from the organizations existence (under Policy Governance, “Owners”).
The organizations CEO reports to the board in a format entitled “Ends Reporting” through which the CEO provides his/her interpretation of the Ends, the manner in which they are achieved, and examples of achievement. Similarly, the CEO must report in respect to compliance with the Limitations set forth by the board.
For more on Policy Governance, we recommend the following source:
The Board of Directors of PSIA-AASI Central is composed of 9 elected members and the region’s PSIA-AASI National Representative (non-voting member). Members are elected based on section and discipline:
Terms run three years, with a maximum of seven years of service. Terms expire on a rotating basis.
The Board meets in person twice per year – typically May and August – and by web conference once each month. Meeting minutes are posted to the PSIA-AASI Central Operational Documents webpage.
The role of a board member, as defined by the National Council of Nonprofits, is as follows: “Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.”
Members who have been certified at least three years, are at least 18 years of age, are in good standing with PSIA-AASI and PSIA-AASI Central, are legal residents of the United States, and have either a permanent address or are actively teaching within the geographic boundaries of the region are eligible to serve as Section Representatives.
Nominations are accepted for a 30-day period during November/December of each year.
Elections commence early in the election year.
Terms of service start at the first in-person meeting of the fiscal year.