CSIFT Leadership Training Roles and Responsiblities Chicago, June 3, 2010 Pamela Vaillancourt, CSIFT Chair-elect Jennifer London, IFT
Our Commitments: • Understand and follow our Office/Committee responsibilities • Communicate our mission internally and externally • Abide by our fiduciary responsibilities • Exceed our members expectations, and • Grow our membership!
CSIFT Handbook & ByLaws As Officers and Committee Chairs, we have a responsibility to read and understand our roles. • Handbook • Defines Member Responsibilities by Position. • Outlines our Financial Policy and Insurance Issues. • Includes Rules Governing Section of IFT. • Lists Committee Chairs, Past Chairs, Past Award Winners. • Provides Dates and Timelines as a Calendar for Planning. • ByLaws • Included in the Handbook (pages 56-67). • Includes 12 Articles by which our organization operates.
Communication Communication is a process of transferring information from one entity to another in an attempt to create shared understanding.
Lack of communication is... … a team leader’s worst enemy
Financial Responsibilities We have financial responsibilities to our members. Maintain each appropriate Committee budget • Spend carefully! Vote on any item over $1,000
Member Expectations Meetings and Educational/Technical Programs • Speakers of Varying Expertise on Timely Topics with Quality Content • Good locations/venues at a reasonable cost. • Communication in advance of the meeting for planning to attend Networking • Varying opportunities to connect with other members: • Reading our Newsletter, providing our member directory • Active social media • Social Hours • Providing information regarding other Associations and Meetings Transition Assistance • Work Related Programs for our Members • Employment listings • Scholarships, grants, and educational assistance programs
Grow Our Membership! • Membership Committee- we do have an active Membership Committee. They do conduct ongoing activities to retain current members and recruit new members • Our Duty- To be actively involved with representing the positive features of being a member. - To promote the benefits of membership - To encourage participation in CSIFTWhat will you do to increase our membership?
CSIFT Members Enjoy Being Members! Our members are diverse. They represent many educational and cultural backgrounds and can be employed in many different/ varied work disciplines. CSIFT is their way to connect to others members within the food industry! Purse Seining Gillnetting (setnet fishing) Trolling Remote shoreside Alaska salmon processing plant