Get Involved

There are many ways you can contribute to the Education Subcommittee. Read the positions below and consider what your role might be. After reading and feeling interested in becoming involved, then reach out to us: wisconsin@aamft.org

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Chair-Elect: Contact between Leadership Team and Educational Subcommittee, submits what subcommittee members have decided to do to Leadership for final approval. Alternate for the Wisconsin Council on Mental Health Meeting of the Legislative and Policy Committee. Assist Chair in executing tasks for the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT). Assist Subcommittee in working within an annual budget that is provided and approved by the WAMFT Leadership Committee. Respond to emails from membership. Write articles for the newsletter on the subcommittee members and openings within the subcommittee. Attend GIN meetings and monthly Educational Subcommittee meetings. Create GIN and all subcommittee (networking, educational, and advocacy) meetings as events on the website, through Zoom, and email reminders to these events. Create agendas for GIN and Educational Subcommittee meetings. Commit 20 hours a month.

Educational Subcommittee Chair: Draft speaker contracts and submit for approval to Chair-Elect, provide contracts drafted with venues to Chair-Elect for approval, complete AAMFT event forms, lead Webinars and Conferences, handle volunteers for Conferences, draft Conference Manuals, draft budget projections for all events, write articles for the newsletter on past and upcoming events, and update website events. Provide Networking subcommittee with content for social media and WAMFT member forums. Host Educational Subcommittee once a month meetings and try to attend GIN Meetings at a minimum once every two months. Commit about 10 hours a month.

Sponsorship Outreacher: Required to compile list (spreadsheet is provided) of organizations to outreach to for advertising and sponsoring Webinars and Conferences, which includes names, contact information, and what level of advertising/sponsorship organizations have agreed to, and required to keep list up to date. Required to email those on the spreadsheet through the WAMFT Outlook email. Attend Educational Subcommittee meetings or add comments to agenda if unable to attend. Try to attend Educational Subcommittee meetings every other month at a minimum. Commit about 3 hours a month.

Venue Surveyor: Required to compile list of no less than three venues for Conferences, which includes venue name, contact information, pricing information on rooms, AV equipment, and catering options/prices. Attend Educational Subcommittee meetings or add comments to agenda if unable to attend. Try to attend Educational Subcommittee meetings every other month at a minimum. Commit about an hour a month.

Speaker Compiler: Required to compile list of no more than three potential speakers for each keynote, breakout speaker, and workshop event, which includes their contact information, topic of their presentation, brief outline of their presentation, and fee. (Much of this information can be gathered from Proposal Submission should submissions be received.) Attend Educational Subcommittee meetings or add comments to agenda if unable to attend. Try to attend Educational Subcommittee meetings every other month at a minimum. Commit about an hour a month.

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