The new Fellowship Council is meeting for the second time on the 15 December.
We (Bob Porrer
and Tessy Britton
) were asked to act as temporary Co-Chairs for this meeting, which aims to establish the FC’s mode of operation and also make a start on the more creative work of facilitating the development of projects and other activities.
The purpose of this meeting is to:
• Agree a strategy and structure.
• Elect Fellowship Council members for key roles.
• Decide on council operations.
• Generate ideas for using projects and group activity to engage and connect the Fellowship.
• Agree on specific activities.
In order to make most effective use of the meeting time we circulated a questionnaire to Fellowship Council members with the aim of teasing out key issues and ideas. The response was varied and interesting and has shown the wide potential scope of the Fellowship Council. Council members were also asked to choose three words they would like, over time, for the Fellowship to use to describe the Fellowship Council, and these have been made into the word visual above.
The strategy and structure will need to be considered carefully during the meeting. In particular, the Fellowship Council will need to ensure that efforts do not become fragmented, that there is sufficient infrastructure and skills to support proposed activity (both from RSA staff and from Fellows).... while working with Fellowship enthusiasms, skills, energy and time.
The list of possible responsibilities, issues and activities to be considered at the meeting is currently a long one. The Fellowship Council would also be very interested in feedback directly from Fellows before the meeting to inform this discussion further.
As a Fellow or RSA staff member, do you have an issue or an activity you consider a priority for the Fellowship Council to work on in 2010?
Bob and Tessy