With all the great benefits a Power Partner team has to offer, it is strengthened by following “best practices” that NAWBO-OC has learned through the years. Here is a list of Policies and Procedures that have helped members take advantage of this Power Partners program.
- Member must be in ‘active’ standing to join the Power Partners program.
- Member must complete and submit an application form prior to being assigned to a group.
- Member must commit to attend monthly meetings for a period of 12 months, with 2 or less absences during this period
- Member will email the group in advance if they will miss a meeting.
- Any desired changes to group members (additions/removals) will to be presented to Associate Director through the team leader.
- All group member changes must be voted on by a majority of the group members and results reported to the Power Partner Associate Director
- Group members agree to:
- Be an active group participant
- Help develop fellow member’s business through referrals
- Not miss more than 2 meeting and provide ample notice when doing so
- Group meetings should occur on a monthly basis for 2 hours per meeting per month
- Each group needs to assign a team leader
- The group team leader:
- Builds, maintains, and distributes group roster (to team and committee chair)
- Insures group has meetings and topics scheduled for the 12 month period
- Acts as liaison between group and Power Partners Associate Director
- Provides One-sheets of all members to any new members joining group prior to their attending.
- Should track referrals to one and other to report to Associate Director monthly
- Each member
- Should take a turn ‘hosting’ a meeting. Ideally, meetings should be held in an agreed central location. If a team decides to alternate between members’ offices or place of business, it is suggested that teams know about 2 months in advance to ensure attendance.
- Who hosts chooses and shares the topic for the meeting prior to the meeting date
- Who hosts provides light snacks for the group, including water
- Should develop a one page information sheet (One-Sheet) about their business to give to future new members of the group.
- Each new member who joins the group
- Is responsible for getting to know each member by reviewing their One-Sheet or meeting with them individually prior to attending a group meeting. This process will allow the group to go forward with their planned agenda without stopping the group to bring the new member up to speed.
- Is responsible for providing a One-sheet to the other members of the group at her first meeting.