Get Involved

There are many ways you can contribute to the Networking 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

Networking Subcommittee Layout (at a Minimum)

Secretary: Contact between Leadership Team and Networking Subcommittee, submits what subcommittee members have decided to do to Leadership for final approval. Maintain records and meeting minutes for the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT). Ensure all paperwork is submitted for the Network to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Assist Subcommittee in working within an annual budget that is provided and approved by the WAMFT Leadership Committee. In charge of the Newsletter content and distribution to WAMFT membership. Notify Chair-Elect of Networking monthly meetings so event can be created, Zoom room created, and reminders sent out. Commit 5-10 hours a month.

Networking Subcommittee Chair: Draft new networking opportunities or modify existing networking opportunities and submit for approval to Secretary. Identify and secure funding sources through grant writing, fundraising, and/or other methods. Coordinate with the Advocacy Subcommittee to reach out to membership regarding legislative issues affecting Marriage and Family Therapists in the state and nationally. Coordinate with the Educational Subcommittee to reach out to membership regarding educational opportunities offered by WAMFT. Host Educational Subcommittee once a month meetings and try to attend GIN Meetings at a minimum once every two months. Commit 5 hours a month.

Social Media Liaison: Post networking, educational, and advocacy subcommittee information to WAMFT Facebook. Add Facebook events linked to WAMFT’s website content. Add additional content, after given approval by Networking Subcommittee Chair, to Facebook page that you believe would benefit our members. Comment to members’ posts. Post weekly. Attend Networking Subcommittee meetings or add comments to agenda if unable to attend. Try to attend Networking Subcommittee meetings every other month at a minimum. Commit 2-3 hours a month.

WAMFT Member Forum Liaison: Post networking, educational, and advocacy subcommittee information to WAMFT Member Forum. Add events, job postings, etc. to the designated topic spaces within the WAMFT Member Forum. Add additional content, after given approval by Networking Subcommittee Chair, to WAMFT Member Forum that you believe would benefit our members. Comment to members’ posts. Post weekly. Attend Networking Subcommittee meetings or add comments to agenda if unable to attend. Try to attend Networking Subcommittee meetings every other month at a minimum. Commit 2-3 hours a month.

Other AAMFT Communities Liaison: Research other AAMFT Communities that would be good to network with either for the benefit of our membership or to assist their members with opportunities offered by WAMFT. Connect with the Leadership of these communities. Ask to post WAMFT events and opportunities within their communities. Attend Networking Subcommittee meetings or add comments to agenda if unable to attend. Try to attend Networking Subcommittee meetings every other month at a minimum. Commit 1-2 hours a month.

Virtual Student Study Group Host: Facilitate MFT National Exam study group for student members. Draft program objectives and host virtual Zoom study sessions. Determine if group will meet weekly, monthly, or for a certain time period. Ensure material is relevant and engaging to student membership. Attend Networking Subcommittee meetings or add comments to agenda if unable to attend. Try to attend Networking Subcommittee meetings every other month at a minimum. Commit 3-4 hours a month.

WAMFT Virtual Hangout Host: Facilitate virtual hangout for members. Create a supportive environment for members to vent frustrations, concerns, experiences, and/or struggles in dealing/coping with these rapid and stressful changes in our field and lives. Discuss self-care strategies. Assist members in making connections with other members. Determine if group will meet weekly, monthly, or for a certain time period. Ensure material is relevant and engaging to membership. Attend Networking Subcommittee meetings or add comments to agenda if unable to attend. Try to attend Networking Subcommittee meetings every other month at a minimum. Commit 3-4 hours a month.

WAMFTs of Color Hangout Host: Facilitate virtual hangout for members of color. Create a supportive environment for members to vent frustrations, concerns, experiences, and/or struggles in dealing/coping with navigating racial power dynamics in and out of session, self-care strategies. Assist members in making connections with other members. Determine if group will meet weekly, monthly, or for a certain time period. Ensure material is relevant and engaging to membership. Attend Networking Subcommittee meetings or add comments to agenda if unable to attend. Try to attend Networking Subcommittee meetings every other month at a minimum. Commit 3-4 hours a month.

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