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Each month we welcome around 20 new members to the Association but we’ve never held or done any specific events or activities to assimilate new members into the Association.
That practise will end with 2020! On 3rd December, Ben Williams who has been our wonderful Chair for the last two and half years is stepping down, but keen to keep him involved, he will be running our first member welcome session.
The sessions are designed to help new members understand our values and our goals as an Association as well to brief them practically on all the wonderful opportunities we have to engage and work with each other.
One of the questions we will be asking our new members is why they joined. Feel free to share with us what you enjoy and value from being a member and we can share some of your feelings with our new joiners – better yet, if any of you want to join the session and help assimilate our new members you’d be welcome to join. Depending on how many sign up, we may need some help facilitating break out group discussions, so let us know if this appeals by emailing email@example.com
We will be emailing all those who have joined since October, but if you feel you’d benefit from joining one of these sessions, we will plan on running 1x per month so please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating you are a new member and we will invite you to one of the next few sessions.
The broad agenda will be:
- Overview of the Association: our mission, values and direction.
- Key events and opportunities for you to engage with and meet people and content. Ben will outline the events lined up for December and January.
- Introduce yourselves. We’re going to invite you to register for the event so we know what sort of numbers of attendees we’ll have on the day. Depending on numbers, we will organise break out groups accordingly so you get to have good conversations with each other.
- Sharing your hopes for why you’ve joined and what value you’d like to see out of your membership.
All ABP events strive to be engaging and interactive. Ben will focus primarily on sharing information for around 10-15 mins, but the majority of the session will be us hearing from you and you meeting and engaging with each other.
To register and attend, please do so here!