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You can either :
a) Join and contribute to one of the existing Working Groups Anyone can join the working group(s). Browse the WG pages in this handbook to discover the active groups.
b) Start a new Working Group: WGs can be started by any of the Contributing Members volunteering to lead a group or nominated by anyone from the community. Is there something that is not yet done within our mission & strategy that your hands are itching to get going with? Then get start a new Working Group.
Working groups can be temporary or permanent. Working Groups can have related groups or child sub-groups (e.g. Local Chapters has child working groups at each of the locations). It is then the responsibility of the wgL to coordinate and synch in a bigger working group circle through the #wg-all Slack channel and quarterly calls.
Steering members will keep an overview of all active working groups, and clear out the inactive ones on a 6-months cycle.
Send a message in Slack channel #d4cr-main with subject line "New Working Group". The message should contain:
- name of the new working group, e.g. "Financial Working Group"
- list of contributors : a list of people (name, profession, city, country) who are in the group already. Extra karma points for profile photos or links to them.
- statement whether or not you are looking for additional contributors and a way for people to join, if appropriate
- Create a page in this handbook sharing basic overview of the points mentioned above (name of the group, scope, contributors & leads lists & how to join if appropriate)
- Working rhythm:
- Working group lead or another contributor of the group should participate in the open quarterly calls where each wg shares updates about their progress + share a short text that would be put into the internal association newsletter
- Use the Slack channel #general to connect and engage all people active in other working groups.
- Working Groups primarily operate with the use of the advisory model with the steering group and the rest of the community. Anyone outside of working group can send suggestions to a working group - (e.g. for a method in the guide) but it is up to the group whether to take this suggestion on or not.