Effective Date – October 16, 2014

Article 1 – Name & Identification

The name of this organization is The International MODAPTS Association. It is a 501-(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 under an agreement with Heyde Dynamics Pty, Ltd., an Australian Corporation, and Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

C. G. Heyde developed a predetermined time standard system for work measurement that was called MODAPTS Plus. Heyde Dynamics Pty, Ltd., was started as a research and marketing company to promote MODAPTS Plus. Under the agreement, Heyde Dynamics Pty, Ltd., transferred all rights to certify, license, teach, publish and otherwise promote the use of MODAPTS in North & South America to the International MODAPTS Association.

The original agreement with Western Michigan University was officially terminated November 1999. The Association continues its not-for-profit status in the state of Michigan, per the arrangements of the United States Corporation Company. The IMA Administrative Office was transferred to Southern Shores, North Carolina, then to Jonesboro, Arkansas and continues in that location.


The mission of the International MODAPTS Association is to have research performed to improve and expand MODAPTS, to extend the use of MODAPTS, both geographically and functionally, to establish standards for teaching MODAPTS, to certify teachers who meet these standards, to create practitioner certification standards, to create an institution that will evaluate and approve modifications to MODAPTS and the equipment and literature concerning MODAPTS, and to license others to use, teach, publish, or otherwise use MODAPTS.



3.1.1 Individual Membership – Participating members shall consist of individuals who meet the qualifications for membership in section 3.2.

3.1.2 Corporate Membership – Businesses and organizations that have many MODAPTS practitioners that meet the qualifications for membership in section 3.2 may obtain Corporate Membership for their practitioners.

3.1.3 Honorary Membership – This is the highest grade of membership in the Association, which recognizes outstanding leadership and contributions to the Association. This category includes the “Founders” and “Directors Emeritus”.


3.2.1 Each member shall express an interest in the Association through gaining certification as a practitioner, or as a minimum paying the annual membership dues of the Association.

3.2.2 Members shall comply with the code of ethics or other rules that apply to the use of MODAPTS by the Association.

3.2.3 Members shall conform to the standards of quality established by the Association for the application or teaching of MODAPTS.

3.2.4 Members shall promptly pay all dues or assessments owing to the Association.


4.1 OFFICERS – The International MODAPTS Association shall be governed by an Executive Committee composed of the following officers:

4.1.1 President – The President shall be responsible for the overall direction of the Officers. The President shall organize and direct two meetings per year, chair an annual conference and make appointments to committees as necessary. With the assistance of the Executive Director, the President will prepare and distribute quarterly financial and status reports to the Officers and Directors.

4.1.2 Treasure – The Treasurer shall serve as President in the absence of the President, or in the case of a vacancy in the Presidency, until a new President is elected. With the assistance of the Executive Director, the Treasurer shall prepare and submit for approval an annual budget.

4.1.3 Secretary – The Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of the IMA and maintain other records as required.

4.1.3. Vice-President of Certification – The Vice President of Certification is responsible for the maintenance of the training manuals, for the practitioner certification exams, for the establishment of standards for the certification of instructors, and for the supervision of any research in MODAPTS for the Association.

4.1.4. Vice-President of Communication – The Vice-President of Communication shall edit and publish a newsletter, “The MODAPTS News”, several times a year and other publications of the Association. The Vice-President shall be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the Association’s web-site and other avenues of communication with individuals and organizations.

4.1.5. Vice-President of Marketing – The Vice-President of Marketing shall develop a marketing plan and materials for MODAPTS and the Association, shall promote MODAPTS and the IMA at technical conferences, in collaboration with the Executive Committee.

4.1.6. Vice-President of Promotions – The Vice-President of Promotions shall make the arrangements for the Annual Spring Conference and assist the Vice-President of Marketing on the promotion of MODAPTS and Association.

4.1.7. Vice-President at Large – The Vice-President at Large shall work on special projects on behalf of the Executive Committee and is only appointed under special circumstances.

4.1.8. Executive Director - The Executive Director shall be the Administrative Officer of the Association and shall execute the policies and directives of the Executive Committee on behalf of the Association. The Executive Director shall maintain executive control of the Administrative Headquarters, staff, programs and publications, correspondence, maintain financial and other records and maintain all inventories. The Executive Director, under the direction of the Executive Committee, will make recommendations, participate in the formulation of new policies and make decisions within IMA policies, and assist the Treasurer with the annual budget.

4.2 ELECTION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS - ELECTION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS – Directors will be elected at the fall meeting in odd years and begin their term at the following spring meeting. Officers will be elected at the fall meeting of even years from the current serving Directors. Officers will begin their term the following spring meeting. Officers not re-elected, at the end of their term will serve as a Director until the next spring meeting unless re-elected as a Director.

Nominations for director must be received prior to the fall meeting held in odd years and may be submitted by any IMA member. Current directors will automatically be nominated unless they have indicated they do not wish to continue. To ensure adequate representation for all groups, the ballot may be segregated into groups by the Executive Council prior to the election. A minimum and/or maximum of selections from that group would be established. No group may make up more than 25% of the Board of Directors.

Election of officers will take place at the fall meeting in even years. Officers will be elected from the current members of IMA Board of Directors. A nomination committee will be appointed at the spring meeting prior to election, to nominate a slate of Officers. Nominations may be submitted by any IMA member prior to the convening of the fall meeting. The Executive Committee and Directors will elect the new Officers, who will take office at the conclusion of the fall meeting. The Board of Directors may choose to accept the nominations committee selections all or in part. Officers stepping down or not reelected will serve as board members until the fall meeting following the expiration of their term.

4.3 OFFICER PERFORMANCE OVERSIGHT – The Directors Council and the Executive Committee will have oversight responsibility of the work of each Officer and Director. Any oversight issues that arise will be included on the agenda for the following meeting and resolved as soon as possible.

4.4 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE VACANCIES – Should a vacancy occur in the Executive Committee, the remaining Officers will appoint a qualified individual to complete the current term.


5.1 MEMBERSHIP – The Executive Committee and the Directors Council shall consider individuals from the IMA membership that have demonstrated an interest and commitment to the goals and mission of the Association. The total number of positions making up the Executive Committee and Directors Council shall not exceed 16. To insure equal representation of the current users of MODAPTS representation will be based on the following categories. 1. Academia 2. Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRP) 3. Management (Non-Union) 4. Labor (Union). Categories may evolve as does the membership in IMA.

5.2 FUNCTION – The Directors Council members are encouraged to participate in all Association meetings. Their primary function is to advise and assist the Executive Committee. If present at a meeting, the Directors have a full vote on all issues of the Association.

5.3 CONDUCTING BUSINESS – To conduct business, a simple majority of the Board of Directors must be in attendance, either in person, electronically or by proxy.


Any elected Officer, appointed Officer, or Director of the Association may be required to resign or may be removed for cause. Notification at least thirty (30) days in advance of such action will be given to the Officer or Director in question. Action will be taken at the next Fall or Spring meeting. A majority vote of those present will pass the action.


All committees shall assist the Executive Committee to accomplish the goals and mission of the Association. A list of the current active Committees, their members, purpose, and power will be maintained by the President and the Executive Director.


Roberts Rules of Order, revised, shall govern all meetings of the Association in which it is applicable and not in conflict with the Corporate Charter, these By-laws, or special rules of order adopted by the Association.


9.1 BUDGETING, ACCOUNTING, & RECORDS – The Secretary-Treasurer and the Executive Director shall be responsible for the preparation and submission of the annual budget to the Executive Committee. The Executive Director shall maintain appropriate accounts and accepted accounting procedures for all accounts receivable and payable. The Administrative Office shall maintain inventories of all publications and other supplies used by the Association. The Administrative Office will maintain all records of membership, certification, certified instructors information and all official documents about the Association.

9.2 REPORTS & REVIEWS – The Executive Director will prepare and distribute quarterly financial reports to the Executive Committee and Directors Council. The most current quarterly financial reports will be reviewed in detail at the following meeting and will be used as a guide for making spending decisions.

9.3 RECORD RETENTION – The Administrative Office will store all financial records and other documentation for a period to satisfy all legal requirements.

9.4 FINANCIAL AUDIT – The Executive Committee shall make arrangements to have an internal audit conducted on the Association’s financial records every two- (2) years. The results of the audit will be formally presented to the Executive Committee at the following meeting. Once every five (5) years, a CPA firm will be contracted to perform a formal audit and issue a comprehensive report of their findings to the Executive Committee and Directors Council.


These By-laws may be amended at any regularly scheduled meeting of the Executive Committee and Directors Council provided that the following conditions are satisfied:

(1) Notice of the proposed change or changes are in writing and distributed to each member of the Executive Committee and Directors Council prior to a scheduled meeting.

(2) At least three members of the Executive Committee are at the meeting and that the change or changes are approved by a majority or two-thirds (2/3) of those present.


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