INCOSE REVIEW OF MEMBERSHIP DUES – CHANGES WITH EFFECT FROM 1st JANUARY 2015

The INCOSE Board of Directors (BoD) has completed a review of individual membership dues and with effect from 1st January 2015 the new rates will be as shown in the table below. These rises reflect inflationary pressures on INCOSE’s cost base since the last review of dues in 2010, and we believe continue to offer excellent value for money. The BoD has determined that individual member dues will not be increased again before 1st January 2017.

The BoD recognises that some national chapters’ rules require a member ballot before confirming a dues change, and for these countries the change will only come into force after the appropriate processes have been followed.

Membership type

2011 dues

Approved dues 1. Jan 2015

Regular - 1 year

$135

$145

Regular - 3 year

$125

$135 / $405

Regular - 5 year

$115

$125 / $625

Student

$35

$38

Senior – 1 year

$75

$80

Senior – 3 year

$70

$75 / $225

Senior – 5 year

$67

$72 / $360

Developing Country (See Note)

$53

$53

Note: Developing Country membership refers to those countries eligible for reduced annual Individual member dues as defined in INCOSE Policy MBR-100 and includes in one discounted dues level the countries entitled to both the 50% and 75% levels of discount.

 

The review of dues was conducted with the engagement of all chapter leads, coordinated by the Sector Directors, and the final details were set by a membership dues committee to which all chapter leads were invited. The BoD is very grateful to those individuals who contributed to this significant committee, as it was the first example of inviting direct chapter involvement in BoD decision-making.

The review considered all classes of membership, taking into account financial context, membership value, and the diversity inherent in INCOSE as a global organisation. As part of the review it was decided to make a modest increase to the regular membership dues, and to maintain the relative discounts for students, seniors, and multi-year memberships. We also maintained the current discounted membership rate for developing countries, which has remained unchanged since before the 2010 review.

The review committee did reflect on wider topics such as chapter shares and how developing country discounts are set, but concluded that these topics require wider consideration than is possible in a review of membership dues. As a result, the BoD will launch a Review of Global Chapter Model, led by Jean-Claude Roussel (EMEA Sector Director). This review will continue the engagement approach of the dues review and will seek contributions from all chapters. Details of this review will be published early in 2015.

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