Policies are formal documents that explain the DPG, MIG, or affiliate’s position on a particular topic of compliance regulations, standards, and guidelines. A policy is used to help an organization set a direction.
A policy does the following:
Policies are important because they help the executive committee or board take actions and guide operations. Policies say what is to be done, who is to do it, how it is to be done, and for (or to) whom it is to be done.
Policies are often written by the executive committee or board and may include input from the person who works closest with the policy. Updates may be made as needed and the policy should be reviewed at least every 3 years. Policies should be reviewed when:
Affiliate leaders may access additional guidelines and various templates in the Affiliate Manual located on the Affiliate Community of Interest page. (Login and password access limited to select affiliate board positions. Contact your affiliate leadership or the Academy Affiliate Relations Team with questions.)