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Network and membership

If you're part of a club and/or organization with a global or intercultural 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

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:

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 and Communications Committee

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain Global Lounge communication channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, 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 student-led professional development events.
  • Coordinate ethical engagement/advocacy activities for student clubs
  • Contribute to the Global Lounge LinkedIn presence 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 preparation for events.

Intercultural Committee

Responsibilities:

  • Work with clubs to enable intercultural  dialogue and programming such as Global Cafés
  • Meet once or twice a month 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 meeting is 1.5-2 hours. Outside work would include helping with preparation for events.

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.

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 at least one other member club on an event or initiative within your committee. If an event is not possible, other collaborations may be considered.
  • Attend at least one Professional Development workshop and at least one Global Cafe.
  • Submit at least one social media post/photo/video clip each term for the Global Lounge blog and one media submission each term. 
    • This can be connected to your organization’s events.
  • Acknowledge Global Lounge membership in any publications or advertising materials.

Global Lounge Officer Requirements

  • Attend Global Lounge Network Training in September (with club President)
  • Attend bi-monthly Global Lounge Network Meetings (November, January and March)
  • Actively participate in a Global Lounge Committee by attending biweekly meetings and fulfilling specific requirements (see below).

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, all other general meetings need only be attended by the Global Lounge Officers. Presidents and other executives are more than welcome to join. If the Global Lounge Officer is unable to attend, a proxy from your club can attend in your place.

MANDATORY: 

President and Global Lounge Officer must attend one day Global Lounge Network Training on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The training will include:

  • Opportunity to connect with all other members
  • Find out about Global Lounge  – the what, when, where, why and who
  • Find out about expectations and event calendar for the year
  • Improve teamwork and leadership skills
  • Expand intercultural understanding
  • Coffee/tea in the morning, snacks and lunch

Global Lounge Officer must attend bi-monthly Global Lounge Network Meetings:

  • November 20th, 2019, 6-8pm
  • January 29th, 2020, 6-8pm
  • March 18th, 2020, 6-8pm

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