Feedback:•Today – fill out the survey post-webinar•July 10 - 20th = chapter reps and leaderssubmit feedback (via YNPN 3.0 blog)•July 27th - the proposals are revised•August 4th - present at conference
The Congress• Decision-making body comprised of representatives from Affiliate, Emerging and Novice Chapters• Purpose to propose, discuss and vote on issues related to the network• Provides greater connectivity and replaces chapter liaisons
Membership Chapter Congress Start-up Affiliate, Emerging, Novice Chapters Chapters• Every Chapter has one delegate/one vote• Start up chapters invited to attend, but not voting members• Delegates selected by chapters to serve one year terms; no term limits
Meetings• Meet twice each quarter• Proposals can not be introduced and voted on in the same meeting to allow time for delegate to seek chapter input
Topics for Congress• Can discuss any number of concerns or opportunities• For each topic below, the Congress makes the corresponding type of decisionsTopic ApproachConnection between National and Chapters CentralizedFunding DecentralizedMembership Models CollaborativeBoard Structure CollaborativeAdvocacy CollaborativeCommunication CollaborativePartnership Collaborative
Proposed Timeline• July 2012: Proposal submitted to YNPN 3.0 working group and thus, the network• August 2012: Proposal revised discussed at YNPN Congress• September 2012: Vote called network wide on the proposal• October – December 2012: Further details discussed by chapter delegates• January 2013: First Chapter Congress convenes
Adoption Process• A majority of chapters must adopt the proposal (method for adoption at their discretion)• If passed, all chapters must delegate representative
Review Process• Chapter Congress and National Board check-in on progress and make adjustments in June, 2013
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