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Programs Committee

 

Purpose:

The ICF Cleveland Programs Committee is charged with planning and delivering quality programs for members monthly with the exception of July and December.

 

Membership:

Four to six ICF Cleveland Chapter Members in good standing serve for a minimum of one year and no more than three consecutive years.

 

Chair:

Each year a Chair and a Co-Chair are appointed by the Board to serve a one year term. The Program Chair and the Co-Chair serve one year prior and one year post their terms. They are members of the ICF Cleveland Board.

 

Meetings:

The committee meets quarterly at minimum and also as needed.  The time and location are at the convenience of a majority of committee members; meeting notes are kept by rotating committee members and circulated by e-mail following each meeting.

 

Responsibilities: 

The activities of the Program Committee include:

  • Query the membership for program suggestions, through monthly feedback forms and periodic surveys.  Tally and refer to the results of program evaluations when making speaker/program recommendations.
  • Review and update as appropriate the speaker application process to ensure programs are led by qualified presenters, and designed as interactive, competency-based learning.
  • Apply for continuing education credits, and distribute certificates of approval to attendees.
  • Ensure speaker/program information is promoted one month in advance, at minimum, and also on the ICF Cleveland website.
  • Arrange for a volunteer to purchase and set-up coffee and breakfast snacks at each regular meeting.  Cost is reimbursed by the Chapter.
  • Copy and distribute meeting handouts to include: ICF competencies, program suggestion form, and feedback form.  Cost is reimbursed by the Chapter.
  • Distribute speaker’s materials, which are the responsibility of the speaker to provide; Assist with any special AV needs or room set-up.
  • Introduce the presenter and also present him/her with gift certificate at close of session.  Cost of speaker gifts are covered by the Chapter.
  • Arrange with speaker to have highlights of presentation posted on ICF Cleveland website.
  • Provide volunteers to assist with special functions of ICF Cleveland held in addition to the regular monthly meetings

Contact the Programs Chair by email at programs@icf-cleveland.org