Our Working Groups are member-driven and virtually hosted on a regular cadence in a peer roundtable setting. CAIN works collaboratively with all Working Groups aligning strategy across the Working Groups on national initiatives. These Working Groups also connect with relevant community partners and share opportunities that will benefit CAIN and the community we support.
Each Working Group is led by a General Member Chair and Vice-Chair and self-organizes to identify key challenges, develop and implement strategies, and create meaningful solutions that support our ecosystem. Each group’s Chair and Vice-Chair also attend a quarterly Steering Committee meeting for alignment with their peers and CAIN. You can learn more here by reviewing CAIN’s Working Groups: Structure & Guiding Principles document (that all Working Group members have signed) that outlines items such as commitments and accountability, conduct and values, conflicts of interest, and how CAIN is approaching creating a safe space for collaboration and conflict resolution. We welcome feedback on how we can improve at firstname.lastname@example.org!
These Working Groups were co-created with CAIN General Members through a series of inputs on what was most needed and ultimate selection by members of top priority areas for collaboration. If sufficient member support is generated in a new Working Group concept, CAIN can aid in the creation of new Working Groups.