Member Conduct Roster

Role and Composition

Member Conduct

A Member Conduct Roster ("Roster") consisting of nine (9) members is established by the Board of Directors on a triennial basis pursuant to the Institutes Dispute Resolution and Discipline Policy. The Board of Directors, in establishing the Roster, considers primarily the skills and competencies of the candidates, and, where possible, attempt to find some balance across regions and groups.

The Roster is used to establish designated Panels of Peers whenever a complaint is lodged under the Dispute Resolution and Discipline Policy, consisting of three (3) members, as required, to determine appropriate corrective measure and make decisions that are not arbitrary, discriminatory or in bad faith.

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Call to Institute Members for Applications for The Member Conduct Roster

The “Policy on Conduct” provides for the creation of a pool of eligible members to form peer panels. We currently have a Roster of 12 that have served since February 2017. 

The goal of the Policy is to promote the resolution of member-to-member disputes through dialogue, cooperation, respect and understanding. Members are strongly encouraged to attempt to resolve differences through collaborative, cooperative means instead of using adversary methods of filing formal complaints.

The General Counsel of the Institute is now seeking new applications from Institute members to volunteer for its Member Conduct Roster. The 12-member Roster is used to establish “Panels of Peers”, which are be Institute decision-making bodies in discipline and dispute resolution matters. The Panel of Peers review individual cases and are struck, as needed, to ensure an unbiased consideration of each case to determine appropriate corrective measures. The Office of the General Counsel shall assist and advise each Panel in making decisions that are not arbitrary, discriminatory or in bad faith.

The Institute is hoping to achieve balance in representation on the Member Conduct Roster across Regions and Groups.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a Regular or Retired member
  • Must not concurrently hold office as a member of the Board of Directors, or as a President or Vice-President of a constituent body
  • Ideal candidates will have a keen interest or experience in dispute resolution. (This last qualification will be assessed in a follow-up process.)

Applications are now closed.