The IRWA Policies and Procedures guide will assist you in preparing for and executing your role as an elected or appointed leader of the association. This comprehensive guide provides the most current information available, for both IRWA volunteers and staff. Unless individually noted, all policies and procedures were reviewed and affirmed by the International Governing Council as of October 2010.



1.Mission and Purpose
2.Strategic Plan
3.Governance Organizational Structure
4.Record Retention

Roles and Responsibilities:

5. International Executive Committee
6. Region Chairs and Vice Chairs
7. Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs
8. Board of Directors
9. Nominations and Elections Process
10. Staff


11. Policies and Procedures

Education and Credentialing:

12. Chapter Assistance Program
13. Professional Development and Education
14. Continuing Education Credits and Filing Procedures

Meetings and Awards:

15. Annual Education Conference
16. Conducting Effective Chapter and Committee Meetings
17. Volunteer Awards and Recognition Programs


18. Fiscal Operations
19. Travel and Expense Reimbursement

Public Relations and Political Activities:

20. General Policies

Other Resources and Forms:

21. Member Communications and Online Forms