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The Internet Society Chapter Management Essentials

What is the Chapter Management Essentials course?

This course helps you learn what it takes to successfully run an Internet Society chapter. It includes tips on how to engage local communities to achieve our collective vision. It also covers topics such as fundraising, growing membership, developing activities, and communicating effectively.

What are the course objectives?

  • Learn how to successfully lead a chapter.
  • Find out how to find funding to create and implement a chapter.
  • Learn how to grow the membership of a chapter.
  • Discover how to develop activities, programs, and events for a chapter.

Self-paced tutorial

6-8 hours, approximately 30 minutes per each individual course module

Available in
English, French and Spanish

Offered online all year

Who should attend this course?

This course does not have prerequisites.

You should attend this course if:

  • You are a new Internet Society chapter leader or if you consider becoming one to help us create an open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet for everyone.
  • You have already been a chapter leader for a while and you would like a refresher on some of the chapter management fundamentals, as well as some of the chapter-related standards, policies, and requirements of the Internet Society.
  • You want to contribute to the development of the Internet in your country and region by engaging the local community around Internet-related topics at the intersection of technology, policy, and development, and by raising awareness about Internet-related issues.

How do I enroll in a course?

What are chapters?

Chapters are independent entities that work together with the Internet Society to advance our mission of a bigger and stronger Internet. They provide unique regional perspectives on emerging Internet issues, are passionate about our mission, and are committed to furthering our goals and objectives in their own communities.

Chapters bring together Internet Society members to support our shared vision of an Internet for everyone by organizing educational events, community programs, public policy input, and networking opportunities.

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