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Network and membership

If you're part of a club or organization with a global-focus, you are invited to join the Global Lounge network.

Whether it's finding a venue, reaching a contact, or learning about avenues for funding, the Global Lounge responds to my inquiries with flexibility, openness, and a sincere interest in making things possible

Tarini, WUSC

Global Lounge Network Meetings

Outside of committee meetings, the Global Lounge Network representatives will meet as a group on a monthly basis to discuss updates and participate in facilitated discussions to help further the Network goals. All meetings are catered. (Groups will not formally meet in December or April). Except for the first meeting on Sept 13th, all other general meetings need only be attended by the Global Lounge Officers. Presidents and other executives are more than welcome.

Global Lounge Network Training: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015: 9am to 5pm.

This is a mandatory training of all Global Lounge Network Members which will include coffee in the morning, snacks and lunch.  This training will include:

  • Opportunity to connect with all other members
  • Find out about Global Lounge & Resource Centre – the what, when, where, why and who!
  • Developing learning objectives

For this introductory training, the group’s President and Global Lounge Officer must attend.
 
Meeting 1: Wednesday, November 8, 2107
Meeting 2: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Meeting 3: Wednesday, March 21 2018

Membership requirements

We know that making a positive impact is often hard to do alone. The Global Lounge offers your organization a physical meeting space, resources, and an opportunity to collaborate with others through workshops and social events.

Apply below to be a part of the Global Lounge Network by May 1, 2017.

Global Lounge Network membership requirements

  • Nominate one representative – a Global Lounge Officer - to attend Network meetings and be a part of a Global Lounge Network committee. The Global Lounge Officer must be part of your club’s executive team as this provides a greater opportunity for information transfer.
  • Collaborate with another member club on any event of your choosing (If an event is not possible, other collaborations will be considered).
  • Collaborate with another club on at least one professional development workshop on designated dates throughout the year
    • Example: A workshop/presentation for International Development Week
    • Example: A workshop regarding global or intercultural issues pertinent for your club during Impact Lab.
  • ​Attend an Ethics and International Engagement workshop to take place during International Development Week
  • Participate in both Global Lounge professional development days (Impact Lab) in November and March
  • Write at least two blog posts (one per semester) for the Global Lounge blog
    • This can be connected to your organization’s events.
  • Acknowledge Global Lounge membership in any publications or advertising materials.
Global Lounge Officer requirements
  • Attend bi-monthly Global Lounge Network Meetings
  • Actively participate in a Global Lounge Committee by attending biweekly meetings and fulfilling specific requirements (see below).

Structure of the Global Lounge Network

Clubs and organizations that comprise the Global Lounge network are separated into committees, each of which are responsible for organizing a particular aspect of Global Lounge programming. 

The Global Lounge committees include:

  1. Global Fund Committee
  2. Marketing and Communications Committee
  3. Professional Development Committee
  4. Programming Committee
  5. Intercultural Programming Committee
Global Fund Committee
Responsibilities:
  • Review monthly applications from students and be responsible for filling out a rubric.
  • Meet monthly to discuss applications and results.
  • Maintain a level of confidentiality
Approximate time commitment: Monthly meetings require 1.5 to 2 hours. Reviewing applications depends on how many are received per month (it takes approximately 15 minutes per application). 
Marketing & Communications Committee
Responsibilities:
  • Maintain Global Lounge communication channels including Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, the Global Lounge newsletter, blog and website 
  • Assist in the creation of videos
  • Create marketing materials and staff booths for events
  • Maintain communication with contacts in the greater Vancouver region 
  • Maintain communication with campus media outlets
Approximate time commitment: Meet bi-weekly for 1.5 hours, with one hour of outside work between meetings to write a short blog and brainstorm posters.
Professional Development Committee
Responsibilities:
  • Plan and coordinate two student-lead professional development conference days
  • Coordinate ethical engagement/advocacy activities for student clubs
  • Contribute to the Global Lounge LinkedIn page by providing weekly articles or posting questions
  • Plan & Coordinate other Professional Development sessions as you see fit.
Approximate time commitment: Meet bi-weekly for one hour and 1.5 additional hours work per person outside of meetings
Programming Committee
Responsibilities:
  • Arrange for events for the members of the Global Lounge network such as holiday socials and end of year events
  • Plan and execute International Development Week
  • Plan and manage passive programming projects that will enhance dialogue and collaboration within the space
Approximate time commitment: Meet weekly in the lead up to a specific event. Otherwise 1 to 1.5-hour meetings will occur bi-weekly. Outside work would include helping with prepration for events.
Intercultural Programming Committee

Responsibilities:

  • Work with clubs to enable interfaith and/or intercultural dialogue and programming such as Global Cafés
  • Meet bi-monthly to design and discuss new possible directions and programming
  • Empower clubs by encouraging intercultural and interfaith exchanges within the space

Approximate time commitments for the bi-monthly meeting is 1.5-2 hours and for the programming aspect approximately 2.5-3 hours, bi-weekly. In general, it is encouraged to keep your Tuesday evenings free between 4-8 pm and you should expect an 8-10 hour monthly commitment within this committee.

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