Suggestions for the World Understanding Chairman


Download a sample World Understanding reporting form for possible adaptation and use by states, provinces and nations.

Download "What Does it Mean to be Global" (PDF) contributed by Kathy Beatty, Virginia Gamma Epsilon Chapter

There is no obligation for states, provinces or nations to have a World Understanding Chairman. Many are choosing to do this, however.

Suggestions for World Understanding Chairman follow:
(Please note these are mere suggestions. Add others that are meaningful)

    Become familiar with the World Understanding component of the Alpha Delta Kappa website.
    Read the articles on World Understanding in the KAPPAN and the Columns.
    Discuss with your S/P/N president the expectations for your role on the board.
    Develop guidelines for WU chairman in consultation with your S/P/N leaders.
    Create a list of authors and their book titles from your state, province or nation which have to do with World Understanding.
    Develop a list of S/P/N resource persons who are knowledgeable in World Understanding. These may be future presenters on the topic.
    Work with the chapters in your state, province or nation who are interested in having a World Understanding Chairman at that level.
    Provide workshops on World Understanding at state or provincial conventions and
    conferences.  Technology and/or photo displays can be used to enhance WU presentations. WU book display could be a meaningful way to connect members with WU.
    Serve as a World Understanding Resource Person for your S/P/N executive board and for chapters.
    Make chapters aware of World Understanding activities, events and involvement in your state, province or nation.
    Provide items for the S/P/N newsletter on World Understanding. This could include information about what chapters are involved with to promote WU, book reviews,
    information from the regional chairman of WU and the International Chairman of
    WU.
    Consult with the regional chairman of World Understanding.
    Give brief reports on WU at the S/P/N executive board meetings.
    Encourage members to compose articles for the S/P/N newsletter, Columns, or KAPPAN.

Provided by Ivette Bender
North Central Region World Understanding Chairman