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SIG Volunteer Leadership Handbook

Sample Special Interest Group Work Plan/Progress Report

Work Plan/Progress Report: 20xx–20xx

Final: (Date Completed)

Report Key

Status Code

  • NS=Not started
  • InProg=In Progress
  • Comp=Completed

BSIGC Review Codes

  1. Does not meet Benchmark
  2. Meets Benchmark
  3. Exceeds Benchmark

Quarterly Report: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

SIG Annual Report Benchmark Area: Leadership

Work Plan Initiatives Status of Initiatives Budget Needed Comments BSIGC Review (enter code)
NS InProg Comp

1. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinator will maintain a five-member Coordinating Committee including three/four elected members, two appointed members—Perspectives Editor and Professional Development Manager, and an ex officio.

           

2. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinator will plan and hold at least one face-to-face meeting of the Coordinating Committee at the National Office, at other conferences/meetings, and via other real-time interactive meetings (i.e., conference calls) to plan SIG activities, review the work plan, and facilitate collaboration with appropriate ASHA entities and staff.

           

3. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, each Coordinating Committee member will complete the confidential SIG Self-Assessment form.

           

4. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinator and/or Associate Coordinator will participate in the Board of Special Interest Group Coordinators (BSIGC) meetings.

           

5. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will establish, as needed, one or more SIG Project Teams charged to develop (insert project)... or complete other SIG projects via e-mail,
conference calls, and/or meetings at the ASHA Convention.

           

6. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will develop, implement, and review a plan to prepare new SIG leadership and engage affiliates in SIG activities, including, among others, activities such as

  • identifying affiliates for leadership roles and encouraging them to get involved as a SIG leader,
  • making personal contacts with affiliates to ask them to participate in SIG activities,
  • providing opportunities for affiliates to serve on or lead the SIG Editorial Review Board, Continuing Education Committee, and SIG Project Teams
  • orientation of affiliates assuming SIG leadership positions,
  • developing a succession plan for SIG leadership,
  • identifying SIG activities to engage/involve new affiliates,
  • using SIG affiliate survey data to identify areas that affiliates have an interest in participating in SIG sponsored activities and participation as a volunteer in conducting the business of the SIG.
7. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will develop a current work plan that will be on file and include an annual update.
8. By November 1, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will submit and encourage SIG affiliates to submit nominations for participation in the ASHA Leadership Development Program for audiology and speech-language pathology professionals.

Quarterly Report: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

SIG Annual Report Benchmark Area: Membership

Work Plan Initiatives Status of Initiatives Budget Needed Comments BSIGC Review(enter code)
NS InProg Comp

1. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will develop and implement a marketing and engagement plan to maintain and increase membership that increases visibility of the SIG and promotes membership by implementing, among others, activities such as:

  • Using The ASHA Leader print and online opportunities including:
    • SIGnatures: Insight from SIG x
    • Spotlight on SIG x
    • E-luminations, an online column for clients of SIG x affiliates
    • Limelight, a column to highlight the unique work of audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • Publishing SIG information in NSSLHA Now and CICSD
  • Promoting the SIG at the ASHA Convention and via SIG information tables at ASHA-sponsored conferences and meetings
  • Using electronic mediaASHA Community, ASHA's Facebook. ASHASphere blog, and Twitter
           

2. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will schedule one affiliates meeting to be held at the ASHA Convention and/or at another ASHA sponsored conference/meeting.

           

3. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will collectively, at least quarterly, post information/resources and/or initiate dialogue related to ... on the ASHA SIG community or other ASHA electronic media (Facebook, ASHASphere blog, Twitter) as a way to promote communication among affiliates.

Quarterly Report: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

SIG Annual Report Benchmark Area: Education

Work Plan Initiatives Status of Initiatives Budget Needed Comments BSIGC Review(enter code)
NS InProg Comp

1. By April 1, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will submit proposals to conduct a Short Course for the annual ASHA Convention and one additional invited seminar related to ... that will be offered for CEUs.

           

2. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee may facilitate at least one non-CE-bearing SIG sponsored ASHA Online Chat or other interactive format per year related to ...

           

3. By March 1, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinator will submit recommendations for ASHA professional development topics to the Scientific and Professional Education Board (SPEB) to conduct professional development activities (e.g., webinars, virtual conference) related to ... that will be considered for development depending on SPEB and BOD priorities and personnel availability.

           

4. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will review information on the SIG webpages on at least a quarterly basis to ensure that the information is current, and solicit or add updated/new content and resources related to ... and will review the webpages at the end of each calendar year to determine if any enhancements are necessary.

           

Quarterly Report: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

SIG Annual Report Benchmark Area: Perspectives

Work Plan Initiatives Status of Initiatives Budget Needed Comments BSIGC Review(enter code)
NS InProg Comp

1. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the Editor of Perspectives will publish ## issues of Perspectives that will be available to SIG affiliates for CEUs during the month(s) specified in the Perspectives editorial calendar-(indicate months for publication).

           

2. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee in collaboration with the Editor of Perspectives will establish and maintain an Editorial Review Board and a Professional Development (formerly Continuing Education [CE]) Committee charged to develop and review Perspectives content and to identify and develop other CE activities as appropriate.

           

3. By December 31, 20xx, and 20xx, the Editor of Perspectives, Editorial Review Committee, Professional Development Committee, and the Professional Development Manager will review the Perspectives satisfaction survey completed by SIG affiliates and analyze and report the data along with recommendations to improve Perspectives, if necessary, to the SIG Coordinating Committee.

           

4. By December 31, 20xx, the Editor of Perspectives and the Coordinating Committee will develop a multi-year Special Interest Group editorial agenda for issues of Perspectives to include publication of articles solicited from or submitted by affiliates on topics related to ...

           

Quarterly Report: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

SIG Annual Report Benchmark Area: ASHA Activities

Work Plan Initiatives Status of Initiatives Budget Needed Comments BSIGC Review(enter code)
NS InProg Comp

1. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will contribute to and encourage affiliates to contribute to relevant ASHA Strategic Objectives by completing activities that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Working with ASHA to provide expertise as requested on... as ASHA develops its Practice Resource web pages and evidence maps.
  • Submitting suggestions for evidence-based systematic reviews in response to N-CEP's annual call for topics
  • Responding to ASHA's "Take Action" calls including, but not limited to: legislative issues relate to ... and development of ASHA's Public Policy Agenda
  • Encouraging affiliates to submit names of nominees for ASHA Awards, Mentoring and Research Education Programs projects and grants, and ASHF scholarships, research grants, and awards
  • Completing ASHA surveys
  • Participating in ASHA document peer reviews
  • Submitting names of nominees for ASHA volunteer elections and appointments
  • Submitting names of affiliates to serve as media and professional consultation experts

2. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will participate in ASHA activities/collaborative projects related to...as requested by the SIG National Office Ex officio.

           

3. By March 1, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinator will contact all SIG affiliates and encourage them to complete the Committee/Board Interest Form and indicate on which committee/board they would like to serve.

           

4. By December 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee members will participate, as necessary, in a Hill Day planned in conjunction with their face-to-face meeting designed to meet with members of Congress to promote awareness of issues related to...

           

Quarterly Report: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

SIG Annual Report Benchmark Area: Master Calender Activities

Work Plan Initiatives Status of Initiatives Budget Needed Comments BSIGC Review(enter code)
NS InProg Comp

1. By April 15, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will discuss items to be considered in the SIG budget for the following year with the N.O. Director of the SIG Program.

           

2. By May 15, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will determine the slate for SIG Coordinating Committee elections, if appropriate for the SIG election cycle.

           

3. By May 15 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinator will submit the Coordinating Committee's slate of nominees to the National Office.

           

4. By September 1, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinator will submit the names of the members of the SIG Coordinating Committee, Editorial Review Committee, and Professional Development Committee whose terms are ending so Certificates of Appreciation can be prepared and given out at the ASHA Convention.

           

5. By May 1, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will encourage affiliates to vote for BOD elections.

           

6. By September 1, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will encourage affiliates to submit nominations for the election of BOD officers.

           

7. By November 1, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will identify one ASHA Convention topic strand for the SIGs primary affiliation and will identify one SIG affiliate to represent SIG on that topic committee and notify the relevant topic chair of its nominee.

8. By November 1, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinator will revise the SIG Welcome/Update message for posting by a member of the Coordinating Committee on the online SIG Community monthly beginning in January.

9. By November 1, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the Editor of Perspectives will update, as necessary, the list of members of the SIG Editorial Review Board and submit the names to ASHA's SIG unit so they can be forwarded to ASHA's Professional Development and Continuing Education units.

10. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinating Committee will review the SIG Work Plan at least quarterly using the SIG Work Plan/Progress Report form.

11. By December 31, 20xx, 20xx, and 20xx, the SIG Coordinator will submit the SIG Program Review Annual Report to the National Office and include up to three major accomplishments that can be highlighted in the BSIGC Coordinator's report.

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