Workgroup Co-Chair Vacancies
We are currently not accepting any applications for Workgroup Co-Chairs. We will post the positions as soon as they become available.
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.