09-12-2019 12:12 PM
As you many of you know, we currently have our wonderful guide role in our community. This is a member who helps to role model the forum principles and help orientate, welcome and support new members. We have had some ideas and thoughts about wanting to offer more opportunities for different roles in the community.
As the forums have grown we have noticed some flags:
As a first idea, based on what we have seen other communities do successfully and thinking about how we can provide more opportunities for a range of responsibility levels we thought about growing the Community Guide program into a broader Participation Program having two components of this program:
Having shared our thoughts above, we would love to know your thoughts and how you feel about this idea? Look forward to hearing from you all!
10-12-2019 08:22 PM
15-12-2019 10:17 AM - edited 15-12-2019 10:18 AM
Hi @nashy I'm surprised to see you've had so little response here. I know there are at least a few people around the forums who would like to step up their role here. If I see them mentioning that I will tell them about this discussion. I think having plan A and plan B is a really good idea. I'm still curious as to what " this to be a more official peer supporter role" would look like, particularly as I am doing further training in peer support with a local organisation that is all PWD - by and for - at the moment.
16-12-2019 05:28 PM
@nashy I like the idea of having different options for getting more involved but I don’t really have a good idea of what that would look like and if I am honest I don’t even understand the current system, perhaps if there was a more concrete idea or maybe a bit more detail people might be able to say more but I certainly have no idea how or what the system now involves.
17-12-2019 04:09 PM
I have noticed there are community elders. Is this an official role with defined responsibilities?
17-12-2019 05:47 PM
Must admit I have been flat out with Christmas and did not "see" this til now.
@Darcy My understanding was that we are retired community guides.
18-12-2019 05:31 PM - edited 18-12-2019 05:36 PM
When a Community Guide retires from offcial Guide duties, they are given the honour of a Community Elder title. A reward for their efforts I expect, which is highly appropriate. My understanding is that Community Elders do not have an official role once they retire from Guide duties and they lose access to the Guide's inner sanctum forum.
18-12-2019 06:19 PM
we have a few community elders who are still very involved in the forum but without the ongoing training as community guides
but now they are thinking of having 2 programs for upcomeing community guides and exsiting community guides xxx
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