Article I: Name

The name of the organization shall be Pennsylvania and Delaware Directors of Training (PENDELDOT).

Article II: Purpose

PENDELDOT is organized to support doctoral level psychology practicum training in the Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey area through uniform application, selection, and other procedures as well as to facilitate communication and collaboration between students, training sites, and academic programs.

Article III: Membership

Membership includes Graduate Psychology Academic Programs represented by Training Directors and Practicum Sites represented by Site Directors or equivalents.

Each member may designate one delegate with voting privileges for all matters of organizational business including elections. Lead delegates must be academic Training Directors or Practicum Site Training Directors or equivalents.

Article IV: Meetings of Members

Section 1. Meetings

Regular meetings of the members shall be held annually, at a time and place designated by the chair.

Section 2. Notice of Meetings

Notice of all membership meetings shall be sent electronically to all members.

Section 3. Quorum

All issues to be voted on shall be decided by a super majority, two-thirds of the members.

Section 4. Voting

Voting may take place during the meetings or via online polls.

Section 5. Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of each meeting shall be given to each voting member by email within one month of the meeting. Proposed changes to the minutes must be forwarded to the Chair prior to the following meeting during which such changes will be discussed and the minutes shall be approved.

Article V: Board of Directors

Section 1. Board role, size, and compensation

The Board is responsible for overall policy and direction of the organization and delegates responsibility of day-to-day operations to the Board Members and committees. The Board shall have at least nine members. The Board members shall not receive any form of compensation for their services.

Section 2. Officers and Duties

There shall be at least nine officers of the board, consisting of a chair, chair elect, past chair, one representative from a PhD program, one representative from a PsyD program, two representatives from practicum training sites, and at least two non-voting student representatives (one from a PhD and one from a PsyD program).

Chair: The Chair shall convene scheduled board meetings and will be the principal officer of the Board. The Chair shall generally supervise all of the business and affairs of the Board.

Past Chair: In the absence of the Chair, the Past Chair shall perform the duties of the chair as described above. The Past Chair serves in an advisory capacity to the Board and performs other duties assigned by the Chair or by the organization.

The chair will alternate between a Doctoral Program and Training Site Representative.

Student Representatives: The student shall represent student interests. Students must be actively enrolled in their program for the term they will be serving.

Section 3. Term Limits

All board members except Student Representatives shall serve two-year terms but are eligible for re-election.

Student Representatives shall serve a 1-year term.

Article VI: Amendments to Bylaws

These bylaws may be amended when necessary by two-thirds majority of the Board. Proposed amendments must be submitted to the Chair to be sent out with regular board announcements.

Article VII: Effective Date

These Bylaws shall become effective on September 3, 2019.