Organizational structure of the IDC is divided into two branches: Executive Branch and Member Branch. Executive Branch, also called the Board of IDC is an elected branch that is responsible for accomplishing the mission of the IDC with the help of the Member Branch. Applications are open for both Executive and Member Branch of the IDC. Based on A’ Design Award winner status, A’ Design Awards could apply for both Executive Branch and the Member Branch free of charge. Furthermore, there are no yearly fees from A’ Design Award winners.

Executive Branch Structure
  1. President of IDC
  2. Vice President of IDC
  3. IDC Board Members
  4. IDC Coordinator
Member Branch Structure
  1. IDC Emeritus Presidents
  2. IDC Emeritus Vice-Presidents
  3. IDC Emeritus Board Members
  4. IDC Lifelong Members
  5. IDC Professional Members
  6. IDC Advisory Members
  7. Full members
  8. Apprentices
  9. Prospective Members
  10. Retired members.

Executive Branch Members are expected to have following qualities: 1. Person-Centered: They respect other members. 2. Supportive: They are helpful to members and more willing to defend them against criticism from third parties. 3. Democratic: They hold frequent meetings with members to solicit their views and encourage participation. 4. Flexible: They allow members to accomplish their goals in their own way whenever possible, consistent with the goals of the IDC. 5. Mentors: They emphasize quality, provide clear directions, and give timely feedback to members who need help.

Executive Branch Members are required to follow the following codes of conduct: 1. Commit to ethical, cooperative, and lawful conduct, including proper use of authority. 2. Disclose any membership or power positions with other organizations. 3. Avoid conflict of interest with respect to their responsibilities and qualification as an Executive Branch Member.

Executive Branch Members have the following authorities: 1. To hold events for IDC. 2. To provide non-financial patronage or endorsements on behalf of the IDC. 3. Moderate and organize networking events, meetings, and conferences of the IDC. 4. Moderate IDC forums. 5. Access contact information of IDC members. 6. Reach IDC members through public communication or request news release and newsletter services. 7. Vote for IDC president and vice-president. 8. Designate issues as confidential or sensitive during IDC meetings. 9. Reduce fees for IDC patronage and IDC membership.

Members are expected to obey the following rules: 1. IDC members need to be respectful of other IDC members. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning. 2. Members are asked to not disclose the private contact information to any 3rd party, board, or list any private contact information of other members, under any condition. If you feel the need to share contact information of a IDC member with a non-member, you should have explicit written permission of the member before you could share any information. 3. Members are asked to "follow" Executives and support their events and initiatives when possible. 4. Members are not asked to act as "Executives". If members note an issue which contravenes something in the IDC or IDC members they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Executive Board. Please do not contact other members yourself or act as "Executives". Members who constantly "act" as "Executives" may be warned. 5. IDC follows a three strike policy. Members will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offences in a three month period. If the need arises for a fourth warning a temporary restriction will be put in place of between 1 to 7 days. If warnings continue, the member could be forcefully retired. Arguing with "Executives" after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Members who feel they have been unfairly warned are welcome to contact the "Coordinator". 6. Members are not to represent the IDC to the public, press or other entities unless clearly given such authority by the Executive Board. 7. Members must be philanthropic in their nature.

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