The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APTA Pelvic Health) is a professional membership association driven by its mission and measures its success in fulfilling its mission-related goals of its strategic plan developed by the elected board members. Governance provides the vision and direction to ensure that an organization is on the right path. The responsibility for governing an association rests with a volunteer board of directors, operating according to the association’s bylaws and working in collaboration with the association’s Executive Director to set the strategic direction, allocate necessary resources and make key decisions that association staff then implement to meet member needs and execute the strategic plan. Volunteer leadership is distributed among committees, task forces and other groups, making volunteer management an important operational function that supports different pillars of the strategic plan.
Policies & Procedures
The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APTA Pelvic Health) bylaws, positions, standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures are adopted and amended by the Board of Directors using parliamentary procedure. The Academy Board, committees and staff are involved in the development and revision of policies and procedures. As the Academy continues to grow and expand, we will be regularly updating this content to reflect the latest changes.
The Academy is in the process of updating all of its policies, procedures and committee charters. New documentation will become available throughout 2020-2021 below. In the meantime, you may use the 2014 Policies & Procedures Manual.
June 29, 2018
The Academy’s bylaws provide comprehensive guidelines in which the association operates. Topic areas included: organization purpose, objectives, component membership, regional and interest groups, meetings, board of directors, standing committees and committee appointments, delegate to the House of Delegates, Nominations and Elections, Finance, Dissolution, Parliamentary Authority, Amendments, association as higher authority, Executive Director, indemnification and liability.
Code of Conduct Policy
July 9, 2018
The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is committed to conducting all of its activities in accordance with the highest ethical standards. The Board of Directors has adopted this Code of Conduct to implement that commitment and to provide guidance to the Board. The Code of Conduct outlines the core elements of Board function: fiduciary responsibilities (duty of care, duty of loyalty, duty of obedience) and legal/ethical responsibilities) as well as principles for effective and respectful board participation, confidentiality, scope of influence.
Conflict of Interest Policy
July 9, 2018
All volunteers, inclusive of Board members have a fiduciary duty to conduct themselves without conflict to the interests of Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. In their capacity as volunteers of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, they must subordinate personal, business, third-party, and other interests to the best interests of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. A conflict is a transaction or relationship that presents or may present a conflict between a Board member’s obligation to Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy and the Board member’s personal, business or other interests.
February 24, 2020
The Governance Committee assists the Board by keeping the Board informed of current best governance practices and trends in corporate governance; advising the Board on the skills and experience that should be required of potential board members; developing and recommending to the Board a set of Governance Guidelines; developing standards by which the Board can annually review its own performance; and undertaking such duties as may be delegated to it by the Board from time to time.