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Communities Resourcing Committee (CRC)

Responsible to the Knowledge Services Board.

Terms of Reference

Purpose

  1. To oversee, co-ordinate and resource IET community activities; to facilitate communications between all communities around the world and to co-ordinate, guide and support the five Community Committees, other community committees (eg Technical and Professional Network Executive Teams) and other communities which do not have committees;
  2. The Communities Resourcing Committee supports all IET communities, whether geographical, technical, demographic (eg age related) or otherwise;
  3. The Communities Resourcing Committee will have five Communities Committees reporting to it.  They represent the five IET regions: Americas; Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Africa; South Asia and the United Kingdom.

Planning and Resourcing

  1. Co-ordinate the planning and resourcing of community activities around the world;
  2. Agree priorities for communities activities with the Knowledge Management Board to be communicated to the Communities Committees as the basis for planning;
  3. Secure overall funding and other resources for IET communities around the world, including development funds that can be allocated to opportunities and initiatives arising in-year;
  4. Agree and monitor community KPIs with Communities Committees and promote remedial action where required;
  5. Allocate funding and other resources to the five Communities Committees for distribution by them to the communities in their region and to other IET communities (eg Technical and Professional Networks);
  6. Evaluate initiatives and opportunities generated by inter-regional communities in-year and allocate development funding as appropriate;

Communications

  1. Develop, maintain and promulgate guidelines and best practice to Communities Committees, other community committees and other communities which do not have committees as appropriate;
  2. Receive input and advice on community issues from the five Communities Committees and provide input and advice to the Knowledge Management Board as appropriate;
  3. Ensure that communities issues and input are communicated to other governance bodies effectively;
  4. Propose changes to IET products and services to the Knowledge Management Board and the Membership and Professional Development Board as applicable;
  5. Report to the Knowledge Management Board;

Supporting Communities Activities

  1. The Communities Resourcing Committee will co-ordinate, guide and support the five Communities Committees, other community committees and other communities which do not have committees to:
      1. Review the programme of communities activities to highlight gaps in coverage to the communities;
      2. Enable a more integrated approach between communities around the world (eg between Local Networks and Technical and Professional Networks);
      3. Identify proactively acquired community tools and facilities;
      4. Make recommendations regarding the creation, closure, merger or re-focus of Local Networks, Technical and Professional Networks and other formal communities to the Knowledge Management Board as deemed necessary, taking into account any recommendations received from the Communities Committees and other communities;
      5. Resolve difficult communities issues, as required.