STARTING A NEW AFFILIATE - small, simple, & connected
The ACBS Affiliate program is intended to allow ACBS members to self-organize at the local level. As Chapters are intended for language groups or countries/ large regions/ states, those at the city level may still need a way to organize in a more formal way. Peer Consultation groups may choose to organize as an ACBS Affiliate. (If you have a Peer Consultation group, and would prefer not to register as an affiliate, you may simply post your Peer Consultation group here.)
ACBS Affiliate members are required to be members of ACBS, and are encouraged to be members of or stay connected with their regional/state/country Chapter (where applicable). The Affiliate program does not intend for Affiliate groups to create their own by-laws, have officers/elections, etc., but the Affiliate may choose to do so, if desired. While Affiliate groups are recognized by ACBS, they are separate, self-governed entities.
To become an ACBS Affiliate all you need to do is:
1. Complete the registration form on the ACBS website, including Affiliate name, contact information for someone involved in the Affiliate, notification of contact with a Chapter (where applicable), and verification that you understand that ACBS Affiliate members must be members of ACBS.
2. Follow the instructions on the confirmation page (immediately after applying) to create your Affiliate webpage on the ACBS website.
3. Annually update your Affiliate's contact information with ACBS or notify ACBS of disbandment.