You’re an ICAN Accredited Chapter Leader! New chapters will be formally assigned a name, given an official opening date, an ICAN chapter email, ICAN phone number and a Facebook page and group (to be created by the Board of Directors). Chapter Leaders will be given access to the ICAN Leadership Center – a place for resources and links for submitting additional paperwork, etc. Additional resources can be requested as needed, such as a chapter website. Thank you for joining us!
Step 5: Training
Once the Chapter Leadership Agreement is signed, you are a Chapter Leadership Candidate! You will be assigned a temporary ICAN email and invited into Chapter Leadership Training. This training consists of seven modules designed to equip you to lead a robust chapter in your community.
The seven modules are:
- Get to Know ICAN
- Running a Chapter
- Holding Meetings
- Financial Matters
Chapter Leaders are required to do all seven modules. Chapter Secretaries are required to do the first two modules. Chapter Treasurers are required to do the first and the last module. You have three months to complete the training (with an option to extend to six months, should circumstances require), though many finish within a few weeks. The modules are a go-at-your-own-pace format, so you can do as little or much each day as your time allows.
Step 4: Signed Agreement
Once your leadership fee is paid, members of Chapter Leadership must sign and return the Chapter Leadership Agreement which includes:
- The Chapter Guidelines
- ICAN’s Statement of Beliefs
- Chapter Leadership’s Code of Ethics
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreement
- Leader Training Commitment
Your interviewer (Regional Coordinator or Chapter Director) will provide you with a link to fill out this paperwork upon completion of your interview and asssessment.
Step 3: Leader/Opening Fee
Once your application is approved, U.S. based Chapter Leaders must pay a one-time fee covering some of the administrative costs associated with opening a new chapter, on-boarding new leaders, and maintaining a chapter’s infrastructure and resources.
- U.S. based Chapter Leader (Chapters can have as many chapter leaders as needed): $60
- U.S. based Secretary/Treasurer (Reduced training, and cannot host meetings alone): $30
- This fee is non-refundable
- Applicants outside of the United States should visit this page.
Step 2: Application & Interview
You will need to fill out the ICAN Chapter Leadership Application. Completing this application does not guarantee opening a new chapter or becoming a part of Chapter Leadership. The Chapter Director or the Regional Coordinator for your area will contact you via email for an interview. If you are not contacted within two weeks concerning your application, contact the Chapter Director or the Regional Coordinator for your area via the “Contact Us” Page. It is very important that you check your email and spam folder for communication.
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