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EFFECTIVE
COMMITTEES
Shamama Arbab
SITUATION BEFORE CIPE WORKSHOP
Totally
Directionless
committees
REASONS
 Lack of knowledge about the purpose of Chamber
 No focus on vision and mission
 No defined objectives
 Group ...
CHAIR DOES NOT…
 Talk the most in meetings
 Make all the decisions
 Allow one or more people to dominate the meeting
 ...
RESPONSIBILITIES OF CHAIR
 Prepare and present committee reports with the
support of staff
 A trendsetter to help produc...
RESPONSIBILITIES OF CHAIR
 Select members
 Orient new members
 Report to board to executive committee
 Praise member c...
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 They should be appointed with the following focus:
Do they have skills, experience and commitment to
c...
BASIC COMPONENTS OF EFFECTIVE
COMMITTEE
 Clear written purpose
 Effective committee chair
 Thoughtfully appointed membe...
WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?
 Every committee will have a defined objective and
bench marks for measuring success
 Self writte...
RESULT
 More engaged committee members
 Expectations for
improved organizational
efficiency
 Content members
 Improved...
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Presentation on Effective Committees

  1. 1. EFFECTIVE COMMITTEES Shamama Arbab
  2. 2. SITUATION BEFORE CIPE WORKSHOP Totally Directionless committees
  3. 3. REASONS  Lack of knowledge about the purpose of Chamber  No focus on vision and mission  No defined objectives  Group of friends sticking together  Headstrong heading it
  4. 4. CHAIR DOES NOT…  Talk the most in meetings  Make all the decisions  Allow one or more people to dominate the meeting  Cut people out of discussions  Make people feel foolish or useless
  5. 5. RESPONSIBILITIES OF CHAIR  Prepare and present committee reports with the support of staff  A trendsetter to help produce an effective successor  Set agendas  Call meetings  Allow all members opportunity to contribute  Assign responsibilities and follow up  Be familiar with goals of organization and its by laws
  6. 6. RESPONSIBILITIES OF CHAIR  Select members  Orient new members  Report to board to executive committee  Praise member contributions  Conflict resolution
  7. 7. COMMITTEE MEMBERS  They should be appointed with the following focus: Do they have skills, experience and commitment to contribute effectively?  Volunteers- match needs of committee to skills and interest of members  Number depends on amount and nature of committee’s work
  8. 8. BASIC COMPONENTS OF EFFECTIVE COMMITTEE  Clear written purpose  Effective committee chair  Thoughtfully appointed members  Accountability to the board  Well-run meetings
  9. 9. WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?  Every committee will have a defined objective and bench marks for measuring success  Self written tasks, closed by dates to be reminded by office staff.
  10. 10. RESULT  More engaged committee members  Expectations for improved organizational efficiency  Content members  Improved membership

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