ISW International Advisory Committee Working Groups
Effective: February 2014
We currently have several working groups focusing on different projects for the ISW Network. Working groups are typically led by a member of the volunteer ISW International Advisory Committee. If you’re interested in volunteering to help out with a working group, or would like to know more about the progress of individual projects, please contact the specific working group leaders listed below.
Handbook Revisions (FDW and ISW)
Joan Patrick – Lead – ISW Handbook
Purpose: To update the FDW manual, and increase resources for facilitators conducting FDW’s.
Description: The working group is gathering ideas about how to make the FDW experience even more effective than it already is. Additionally, we are exploring the possibility of providing more resources for FDW facilitators, so that facilitators have a wider choice of materials to include in any given workshop
How you can help: If you have materials to share or ideas about how to make the FDW more effective, please contact Bill Searle
ISW Formats – Face-to-face, Blended, Online
Purpose: to collect and share information about online and other offerings of ISWs
Description: The project has expanded to include an attempt to identify (and depict/describe) different delivery models for the synchronous, face-to-face ISW workshop, international ISWs and ISWs that are delivered in a blended format. A final online ISW category includes workshops that follow the beliefs and objectives of the traditional ISW but are offered fully online.
How you can help: Provide information about the way in which your institution delivers ISWs – what models do you use? Contact Sylvia
Jeff Price (tentative)
Description: The main platform for ISW’s electronic presence is the website, http://iswnetwork.ca. It is going through a major update that includes a new look and feel (more visual), more content, easier ways for members to contribute media and resources to share.We have a listserv. We also have a number of social media nodes (i.e., Wikipedia entry, Facebook page, Ning network site)We are beginning to draft a plan to organize and improve the way we:
- Communicate what ISW is
- Provide resources for facilitators
- Share news, make requests and interact online
How you can help:
- Contribute images, video clips, suggested activities to make the website or social media areas more active, useful and engaging.
- Adopt a section/node: Pick a section of the website or a social media node. Think of what you would like to see there and how to make it interesting and useable. Contact Sylvia and let’s talk about how to make your ideas a reality!
- Contact us to offer general help.
- Find other members who can help.
35th Anniversary Celebration
Diane Morrison – Lead
Leader of the Planning Team: Glynis Wilson Boultbee