Useful Tools for Networks and Communities of Practice

Co-Chair Application form



The following resources are meant to support the successful development and operation of Communities.

“How To” Help Sheet

Tips on booking conference lines, support for communication, accessing support/resources and more.

Webinar Tools (coming soon)

Some tools to help communities with hosting a webinar. If you have questions, please contact Lindsay at

CACUSS Webinar Submission Form

Webinars Step-by-Step guide

Webinar Best Practices


Slide Deck Presentation

Presented to CACUSS Communities in Vancouver May 2015.

Toolkit            Toolkit (word version)

Resources and readings to help a CACUSS Community develop goals, write a charter, understand leadership of the community and more.

Application for Financial Support for CoPs

Communities of Practice will have the opportunity to apply 4x per year for funds to support activities that directly benefit the membership. Applications for funding must be submitted before the quarterly deadlines of: October 1, January 15, March 1 or July 15.

Application Form

Draft Guidelines on Financial Support

Attached is a draft of the guidelines for Financial Support of CACUSS Communities. This has been reviewed and accepted by the CACUSS Finance Committee to become part of the “Operating Guidelines” for CACUSS communities to be developed and finalized this winter.

Assembly of CACUSS Communities

Assembly of CACUSS Communities. The CACUSS Board of Directors approved the "Assembly" as an official committee of CACUSS. Co-chairs of CACUSS Communities will participate in regular (2-3x per year) Assembly meetings. 

Terms of Reference

Connecting at the Annual Conference

There are several ways in which CACUSS Communities can contribute to the annual conference

1. Submit and Encourage Conference Proposals

Reach out to members of your community who have subject matter expertise or who are doing great work at their institution, and encourage them to submit a conference proposal.

2. Become a Reviewer

We need a small army of volunteers from ALL CACUSS communities to participate in reviewing conference submissions. Participation of reviewers from communities ensures quality and relevant educational content at the conference.

3. Submit a “Big Idea”

4. Curate sessions

The Program Committee will be sending CACUSS community co-chairs a list of all sessions submitted that presenters indicated were relevant to your community. Should you wish to curate the content to have a “stream” or “recommended” sessions, there will be a short timeline in February by which to do this.

5. Pre-conference workshop

Communities are invited to submit proposals for pre-conference workshops where content is broader and deeper than a 75 minute session. Pre-conference workshop proposals are due January 29, 2016. Submissions should be submitted here

6. Meetings/Roundtables

Time will be designated within the conference schedule for all communities to meet. More information regarding scheduling will be available in February. Communities do not need to request this time, it will automatically be scheduled. Communities should ensure that one co-chair is available to facilitate the meeting/roundtable.

7. Social Events (optional)

Time will be designated in the conference schedule should communities wish to host social/networking (evening) events. Requests are due February 5, 2016.

The form to submit a request for a social event is here (coming soon)

8. Special Events (optional)

Time will be designated in the conference schedule for communities to request any events or meetings outside of those listed above. Past examples have included:

            Student Conduct Community           “Living Library Program”

            Post-Secondary Counselling              “Directors of Counselling Centre meeting”

The form to submit a request for a special program/event is here (coming soon)

Saturday, June 18      Communities Leadership Development Meetings

We have tentatively set aside 1:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, June 18 in Winnipeg for Communities leaders/co-chairs to meet. Location TBD. You will be asked to RSVP in advance

Sunday, June 19         Pre-conference workshops

If you have a proposal/idea for an in-depth educational workshop or session requiring more than 75 minutes, then you may wish to submit a proposal for a pre-conference workshop.

Half or Full Day Offerings are available.

Morning: 8:30/9am – 12pm |  Afternoon: 1pm – 4pm  |  Full Day 9am – 4pm

Pre-conference workshop proposals are due by January 29, 2016. If you have questions please contact


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