- Professional Development
Plug Yourself In!
SILA, like all volunteer organizations, relies on its members to get involved. One of the best and fastest ways is to join a SILA committee. SILA needs volunteers! We invite you to serve on a committee that matches your interests and expertise.
The time requirement is minimal, and the benefits are enormous. Committees are responsible for the different activities within the SILA organization. Committees help move SILA forward and you’ll gain a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, plus make valuable connections with your colleagues when you serve in this capacity.
Each committee is led by a SILA Board member (liaison). Committee members communicate via email and conference calls. There may also be a committee meeting at the National Education Conference. Committees are open to individuals who hold a SILA membership in good standing.
Education is a core value of SILA. This group concentrates on the expansion and improvement of SILA’s Designation Program; carefully reviewing the content and making appropriate recommendations.
Committee Chair:Barb Gavitt, AD Banker firstname.lastname@example.org
The Membership Committee works to identify and implement ideas for recruiting and growing SILA membership as well as the services offered to our members.
Committee Chair:Kathy Halverson, Farmers Insurance email@example.com
The Finance Committee is looking for qualified committee members who will work together to monitor SILA’s budget performance, investments and fundraising activities, and review SILA’s monthly financial reports.
Committee Chair: Heather Henderson
This committee keeps a pulse on the needs and expectations of SILA’s vendor members. The group seeks to involve vendors more deeply with the organization -- at the National Conference and with Chapters. This group may conduct focus groups or conduct surveys to assist the SILA Board of Directors in satisfying the expectations and needs of our vendor members. Everyone is invited to join, both vendors and non-vendors.
Committee Chair: Matthew Braunbeck, Business Information Group (BIG), firstname.lastname@example.org
Join this committee and help plan, budget, organize, and generally oversee the SILA National Conference.
Committee Chair: Jeff Lehman, Nationwide
Join this committee to help develop policies and procedures around Communication to include SILA’s Social Media sites.
Committee Chair: Diana Ivey, Marsh USA