The Mission...

The Community Development Society furthers community work through teaching, practice, and research. CDS provides those who do community work with best practices, networking opportunities, tools, and other resources.

Committees

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Committee Chair Listing

Awards and Recognition Committee
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  • Issues eight (8) annual awards for the CDS
  • Recognizes volunteer efforts for those that assist the Society
  • Recognizes outgoing board of director members for the Society

Communications/Publications Committee
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  • Design and create networks for communication among CDS members and those who are outside the organization
  • Oversees content management of CDS website
  • Anticipate and recommend policy to support communication needs in CDS
  • Manage CD Practice, Vanguard and Journal
  • Recommend policy regarding production, distribution, editor responsibilities and appointment of editor
  • Search for and makes recommendations to the board for editors

Finance Committee
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  • Policies and procedures for the Endowment
  • Target appeals to CDS groups
  • Approach foundations and corporations
  • Overall financial health of the CDS

International Committee
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  • Develop strong and productive inter-country communication, research, action, and project links amongst members of the CDS.
  • Assist in broadening the international participation of CDS. 

Marketing/Membership Committee
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  • This committee’s responsibilities include developing and implementing a far-reaching innovative plan that will nurture and sustain a viable CDS while also adding value to the field and offer many opportunities for networking, skill development and capacity building of organizations, people and communities.

Nominations and Leadership Development Committee
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  • The role of this committee is to foster democratic process within CDS itself by organizing and carrying out the election of officers according to the bylaws of the CDS, identifying potential candidates for office and communicating the opportunities for involvement in the leadership of CDS to the membership. 

Program Planning Committee
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  • The role of the Program Planning Committee is to build the program for the 2008 CDS annual conference. Keynote speakers and plenary sessions will be determined based on the conference theme, available resources, and in consultation with the Local Host Committee. Concurrent sessions will be selected based on a review of abstracts received in response to the Call for Presentations. The Committee will provide support and follow through with keynote speakers, presenters, moderators, mobile learning workshops, and conference sponsors and dignitaries. Mobile Learning Workshops will be coordinated with the Local Host Committee. Opportunities will be provided for feedback and evaluation of the conference.

Site Selection Committee
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  • Locates potential places for the future CDS annual conference that can provide a peek learning network experience for CD practitioners, scholars and policy makers.