Call for Applications: Workgroup Co-Chairs

Call for Applications!

Interested in becoming a SID-Washington workgroup or network co-chair? We are now accepting applications for the following workgroups!

Please send a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to be a co-chair and how you would use your experience to benefit the workgroup or network. Please also include two references. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Send your application to workgroups@sidw.org. For a complete list of the workgroups, please click here.

 

Workgroup/Network Co-Chair Guidelines

Workgroups and networks are the backbone of SID-Washington and play an important role in the Society's development dialogue. Consistent with the organization's strategic intent and mission, the purpose of SID-Washington workgroups is to:

  • Provide a forum for exchanging information and knowledge on critical development issues and best practices through participant and co-chair generated events;
  • Provide opportunities for networking among development professionals;
  • Create potential synergies for joint action and collaboration; and
  • Enhance the knowledge and skills of SID-Washington members.

Co-chairs serve in a voluntary capacity and agree to convene a minimum of three events/discussions per year, including one planning meeting, where members and co-chairs lay out the year's event topics. The majority of workgroups have two co-chairs, who work in concert. Co-chairs identify discussion topics, invite panelists/speakers, and frame the discussion by providing an announcement, which SID-Washington advertises to its membership listserv. SID-Washington works with co-chairs to schedule events and provide a venue, when needed. Workgroup events are generally panel discussions with two to three speakers followed by a Q & A session, though other formats are welcome. Events last an hour to an hour and a half.

Co-chairs should have relevant experience in the development issue of their workgroup or network. Co-chairs must be members of SID-Washington. Note that the co-chair position is tied to the individual and not his/her organization. If the co-chair moves to another organization, he/she may continue to serve as a co-chair. In addition, if a co-chair chooses to step down, the position is not automatically filled by the co-chair's organization. Instead, SID-Washington will put out a call for applications to replace the co-chair. No two co-chairs from the same organization may serve at the same time.

We are grateful to all our workgroup and network co-chairs for the time they invest in SID-Washington's workgroup programs and network activities, which are the heart and soul of our organization.