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Guidelines for Exploring Interagency Opportunities

"The most successful parent advisory committees are those with a clear purpose of who is asking for advice, what advice is being sought, and who is committed to hearing and responding to the advice."
B. Schwab, 1992

Name of group:
Contact person/s:
Phone/email:

checkbox Advisory
checkbox Governing
checkbox Requested mission/vision/purpose statements, bylaws, organizational chart, past meeting minutes, reports or other publications, parent or member handbook

Purpose:


Mission:


Vision:


(Consider: Is this a good fit with my own sense of vision, mission, and purpose?)

Membership

checkbox Appointed   checkbox Elected

Requirements:
Application or nomination process:
Composition of membership:

Number or percentage of
parents
consumers
agency
community
other

Length of term:

Operating Procedures

checkbox Informal    checkbox Formal (i.e. Robert's Rules of Order)

Decision-making by
checkbox Consensus
checkbox Majority Vote
checkbox Other

Who determines the agenda?
How do members place items on the agenda?
Who leads the meetings?

Officers are: checkbox Appointed    checkbox Elected

Officers/leadership and their responsibilities:



Meeting Logistics

Frequency:
When:
Where:

Is there reimbursement available if needed?

Parent Role Responsibilities

Is there a plan for new members and/or parent orientation?
Parent-member "job description":
Expectation of work outside of regular meeting times:
Type of work:
Frequency:
Estimated Time commitment:

(Consider: Can I realistically fit this commitment into my life right now? Can I make arrangements to attend meetings at the time, place and frequency required?)

Current parent-members I can contact for more information and insights:

Name:
Name:
Phone:
Phone:
Email:
Email:

Accomplishments of this group:

Meeting Observation Notes

Date:

Follow-up Questions:
My Action Plan:



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