If you are an ACCP member looking for more ways to get involved, look no further! There are many ways to volunteer with ACCP, including as a Member Group Co-Lead. Member Groups are a great way to connect with peers in the ACCP community, learn from each other, and have fun.
Member Groups are regional or industry focused groups that meet virtually and in-person three to four times a year to collaborate on ideas, ask and answer questions, and network. The meeting format can range from a Q&A with a CSR topic expert to an open group discussion.
As we have continued to grow our Member Groups this year, we are looking for eager members to volunteer as Member Group Co-Leads! Each group has at least two Co-Leads who, with direct support from ACCP, schedule meetings, determine topics or speakers, lead the sessions, and are the primary contact for group participants. Volunteering as a Co-Lead is a great way to meet and get to know peers in your regions and industries of interest.
Joni Fitch, Community Engagement Manager at Goodyear, shared her thoughts about co-leading the MedTech & Pharma Industry Group.
How has your relationship with fellow members changed since becoming a Co-Lead?
Serving as a Regional Co-Lead for ACCP has given me the opportunity to connect with fellow members differently. I get to lead conversations with them about what is on their mind and get to dig deep to find great topics for them to share with the whole group. I’ve enjoyed those moments.
What is the most fun aspect of being a Co-Lead?
The most fun aspect of being a Regional Co-Lead for ACCP has been meeting so many talented people. I’m humbled by the amount of experience in the room most of the time. These are my people, and I feel so comfortable sharing how I feel and getting feedback from them.
Why is it important for a member to lead these groups?
It works best to have a member lead the Regional Groups versus ACCP staff because it really allows for topics to come from within the group. We build connections and can share experiences around specific topics, organizations, or initiatives in our region.
If you’re interested in volunteering as a Member Group Co-Lead or want to learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org!