Communities Committee Americas (CC-A)
Responsible to the Communities Resourcing Committee.
Terms of Reference
- To support communities activities in the region; to facilitate effective communication between communities in the region and the sharing of best practice on community matters;
- The Communities Committee supports all IET communities in the region, whether geographical, technical, demographic (eg age related) or otherwise.
Planning and Resourcing
- Co-ordinate the planning of community activities in the region and advise the Communities Resourcing Committee on allocation of resourcing to the region;
- Agree and monitor community KPIs with the Communities Resourcing Committee and promote remedial action where required;
- Allocate funding and other resources to communities in region (total regional fund allocated to the region by the Communities Resourcing Committee).
Supporting Communities Activities
- Build and maintain excellent relationships with all communities in the region (local, technical and otherwise);
- Proactively review the programme of communities activities to highlight gaps in coverage to the communities;
- Enable a highly integrated approach between communities in region (eg between Local Networks and Technical and Professional Networks);
- Identify required community tools and facilities;
- Reinvigorate existing communities activities in the region where required;
- Make recommendations to the Communities Resourcing Committee regarding the creation, closure, merger or re-focus of Local Networks, Technical and Professional Networks and other formal communities;
- Ensure that the needs of Young Professionals in region are reflected in the portfolio of communities activities in the region;
- Increase member participation in other ‘non-community’ IET activities (eg submissions to IET journals, school fairs, candidates for prizes);
- Increase membership and registration in region;
- Identify high profile and influential individuals in the region to act as thought leaders and ambassadors for the IET;
- Encourage more members to volunteer;
- Recommend nominees for IET Boards and Committees;
- Ensure that volunteers are well motivated and equipped to deliver the IET Plan;
- Resolve difficult community issues;
- Collaborate with local professional bodies and other relevant organisations on communities activities as appropriate;
- Ensure that all activities are appropriate, in accordance with the Royal Charter and Bye-laws and the Regulations of the IET, and uphold the highest standards of ethical and professional behaviour.
- Share best practice between communities (both within country and between countries in the region);
- Ensure that the IET keeps abreast of cultural issues in region to avoid acts that might prejudice the interests of the IET;
- Provide input and advice on communities issues from members in the region to the Communities Resourcing Committee;
- Communicate effectively with members in the region, including those not catered for by a Local Network, around the IET Strategy and Plan, as well as other items as appropriate;
- Raise awareness of the IET in the region with a view to growing the membership base;
- Propose changes to IET products and services to the Communities Resourcing Committee for communication to the Knowledge Management Board and the Membership and Professional Development Board as applicable;
- Report to the Communities Resourcing Committee.