Governors Chapter Activities International Workgroup
The Governors Chapter Activities International Workgroup was formed to increase collaboration within the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for international colleagues worldwide as they support the mission of the College. The International Workgroup functions as a committee of the ACS Board of Governors, aligned with the Member Services Pillar, and serves as an advocate for ACS international chapters. The group encourages activities that provide fellowship and collegial support for International Fellows and members and reaches out to new international chapters of the ACS to offer assistance. ACS Governors who request to belong to this workgroup meet via conference call and during face-to-face meetings held at Clinical Congress and regional meetings. The workgroup structure includes a chair and vice-chair and is currently organized into four regions, with designated chairs or “region chiefs.” Region chiefs are responsible for facilitating interaction between Governors and ACS chapters within their region and may assist with the development of new chapters.
International Workgroup Members
Governors Chapter Activities Domestic Workgroup
The Governors Chapter Activities Domestic Workgroup serves as an advocate for ACS chapters within the United States, its Territories, and Canada. The workgroup assists chapters with implementing and promoting College programs in an effort to carry out the College’s mission via the state, territorial, and provincial level. Subcommittees may be created within the Domestic Workgroup, each with a unique focus, to support activities which are educational and helpful to the College’s chapters. Examples of Domestic Workgroup subcommittee activity within the past few years include hosting chapter Best Practices presentations at Clinical Congress and introducing the Chapter Speed Networking and Reception to the Clinical Congress in 2015 (cohosted with the International Chapter Workgroup). Other subcommittees of the Domestic Workgroup provide assistance to College staff assigned to the workgroup by offering suggestions for additions and updates to the Chapter Guidebook, providing topics for upcoming Chapter Webinars, and helping with the development of a chapter meeting toolkit.
Domestic Workgroup Members
For more information about the Governors Chapter Activities Domestic or International Workgroups, please contact Donna Tieberg, Chapter Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-202-5361.