Members-in-Training Organization (MITO)
MITO (Members-In-Training Organization) is the candidate association providing a reciprocal channel of communication between the student body and the Institute’s membership and Board of Trustees. As an autonomous body, MITO provides both a forum and a structure for furthering the interests of candidates, particularly with respect to their training and the administration of the Institute.
MITO meets monthly on a Sunday afternoon during the academic year. All candidates are invited to attend meetings and encouraged to contribute to the discussion. Representatives from MITO participate as voting members to the meetings of the Institute’s Committees. The MITO president attends both the Institute Executive Committee meetings and the Boards meetings.
MITO serves as a way for Members-In-Training to meet their peers, and in addition to organizing special programs and social events, every month MITO publishes the candidates’ newsletter, Free Associations.
Once a year, MITO holds elections to fill vacancies in its Executive Committee, the governing body of MITO. Offices are held for two years, with half of the committee elected each year. The Executive Committee, in turn, elects its officers from among its own members and appoints members as representatives to the Institute’s Standing Committees as well as to other responsibilities. The Chair of MITO’s Executive Committee is a voting member of the Board of Trustees of the Training Institute.