Travel Funding

Rationale:
The nature of the association and the geographical layout of New Zealand mean that travel is a major expense for NZLA.
Purpose:
• To ensure all executive members are able to attend executive meetings, NZLA conferences and the annual meeting
• To ensure that NZLA is represented at the appropriate national and international meetings.
• To ensure that travel costs are kept to a minimum.

Rationale:

The nature of the association and the geographical layout of New Zealand mean that travel is a major expense for NZLA.

Purpose:

  • To ensure all executive members are able to attend executive meetings, NZLA conferences and the annual meeting
  • To ensure that NZLA is represented at the appropriate national and international meetings.
  • To ensure that travel costs are kept to a minimum.

Guidelines:

  1. Local councils are responsible for organising and paying travel and accommodation for delegates and observers to the Annual Meeting. Councils are expected to be fiscally responsible when arranging travel.
  2. Equalization – Total travel costs for delegates to annual meeting will be equalized across ALL attending councils.
  3. The executive members will be funded by the national body to attend the Annual Meeting, New Zealand Literacy Association conference and any executive meetings held throughout the year.
  4. The president, or designee, in consultation with the executive, will be funded (travel, registration and accommodation) to attend the annual ALEA conference.
  5. The president, as president elect or as actual president, in consultation with the executive, will be funded (travel, registration and accommodation) to attend the International Literacy Association conference once during their term.
  6. Forum Editor will be funded by NZLA to attend Annual Meeting and the NZLA conference.
  7. The national executive will fund travel for delegates where the local council can show they are not in a financial position to do this for themselves.  Councils would have to make approaches to the national executive before the Annual Meeting.
  8. Where an NZLA member serves on an International Literacy Association (ILA) committee, consideration will be given to providing some assistance towards travel costs.
  9. Each attendee at NZLA Leadership workshops, staying in paid motel/hotel accommodation, will be offered a $75 cash contribution to assist with accommodation costs.

Reviewed June 2015