NSCA internal tiff
NSCA and the NSCA certification body going to mediation in a couple of weeks. Received this in my inbox today:
The NSCA filed its Answer to the suit on Monday, October 29, 2007, effectively denying the allegations made by the NSCA Certification Commission Executive Council. As a part of its response, the NSCA is asking the Court to find that various actions and activities of the NSCA Certification Commission Executive Council have exceeded its responsibility over essential certification activities. The NSCA is seeking to confirm that the NSCA members have the right to amend provisions of its Bylaws pertaining to the Certification Commission without the Certification Commission Executive Council having a veto over such amendments.
The lawsuit reflects very serious and unfortunate differences between the NSCA and its Certification Commission. These differences essentially relate to the meaning and scope of essential certification activities. In an effort to resolve these differences and to hopefully avoid further proceedings in the lawsuit and legal expenses, the NSCA Board of Directors proposed that the parties meet with a mediator. The Certification Commission Executive Council has agreed to this. Therefore, a mediation session will be held in Denver, Colorado on November 8. We will report the outcome of the mediation at its conclusion.