It's one thing to be a member of your local institute, but think
how much more rewarding it could be to have a hand in running
That's the opportunity open to any member - a chance to
influence and help shape the local membership proposition. You
could also help to influence national policy and discussion.
There are many roles and responsibilities available and our
council positions require little commitment, but offer surprisingly
big benefits. There is much to discover.
So what are you waiting for? Are you in?
First step - make contact
If you'd like to find out a bit more about joining your local
institute council, the first thing to do is to simply register your
interest. That way your institute can start a conversation about
the opportunities and perhaps arrange a time to meet. Email: email@example.com providing your contact
details and the name of the institute you would like to get
involved with and someone will be in touch.
Meet the team
If you like what you're hearing, attend a council meeting as a
guest, meet others involved across the network and find out how it
all works. A council meeting is a good way to discover how
different people influence the local institute's events and
activities, and to find out what level of commitment is involved -
often less than you might imagine.
Live the experience
Attend an event - either a social or a technical seminar and
find out how local activities are run. This is a good way to get a
taste of the local institute's programme - perhaps you'll see ways
of improving things?
Make an impact
Start helping to shape things even before your election to the
council. You could choose an area that interests you, or in
which you've got some useful experience, or even one you know
Win the election
Sounds exciting, and it is! Once elected, we will then formally
welcome you to the team at the local institute's AGM. The AGM
is the official start of your time on council and each role may be
re-elected at the end of each presidential year.
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