PURPOSE OF THE CALENDAR
If you take any one WGII event, Certification week for example, long before it happens quite a number of other plans need to be in place. Trainees need lots of forewarning about the dates so that holidays and other personal events can be planned; instructors need to be located; events need to be arranged. Even before all of this the National Executive needs to take stock of the current needs. The purpose of the calendar is to help co-ordinate all such WGII plans so that matters are discussed, decided and published when they need to be. The calendar also helps avoid clashes with other events that are popular for many of our members. Obviously the calendar will require modifications from time to time but it should help alert us to the run-on consequences of some changes.
Members should note that the calendar is normally revised at the November WGII meeting.
|JANUARY||1st January||Start of WGII administrative year
Deadline for Membership Renewal
|Advanced Course Co-ordinator finalizes instructor contracts and notifies Newsletter of course dates and venues.|
|mid month||Branches to send list of committee officials to WGII Treasurer and send contact name + dates of meetings to Newsletter.|
|FEBRUARY||early month||WGII MEMBERSHIP LIST AND CARDS published and posted|
|Last Saturday||WGII COMMITTEE MEETING
· Review of progress on Professional Development plans
· Choose potential host for National Convention in 20 months and issue invitation to Branch.
PRACTICUM SUPERVISORS’ MEETING
|BRANCHES: Treasurer sends Branch committees portion of membership dues plus set of address labels.|
· Reports on AGM and new Committee
· Reports on National Convention
· Reports from Branches
· Calendar of WGII events including Branch meetings
· Early news of dates and venues for summer courses
· News/form for Professional Development Courses
|APRIL||17th||Basic and Advanced Trainees forward Provisional Course Booking Form and Deposit.|
|30th||Completion date for Practicum Work
Reminder to branches to send motions (individual and/or branch) to the WGII Secretary before end of May.
|MAY||Branches to send motions to Secretary|
|2nd Saturday||WGII COMMITTEE MEETING
· Confirm Branch hosting National Convention in 17 months
|3rd Saturday||RICHARD PULK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR|
|31st||Deposits deadline for Advanced and Certification weeks
Supervisors give Practicum Completion documents and yellow cards to their trainees.
Trainees confirm their course booking by sending Completion Documents, yellow card and balance of fees to WGII (who will then send receipt and course details).
|early month||INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION|
|mid month||CERTIFICATION WEEK
FACULTY TRAINING PROGRAMMES
WGII provisional advanced booking of Instructors for following summer
|end month||Office sends labels of newly-Certified to Branches|
|SEPTEMBER||3rd Saturday||WGII COMMITTEE MEETING
Last meeting of administrative year
PRACTICUM SUPERVISORS MEETING
MAILSHOT TO ALL CERTIFIED
|OCTOBER||1st weekend||WGII NATIONAL CONVENTION & AGM
WGII COMMITTEE MEETING at AGM
|3rd weekend||INTERNATIONAL QUALITY SCHOOL CONSORTIUM|
|NOVEMBER||Practicum Supervisors forward Practicum Commencement forms to Practicum Co-ordinator|
|MAILSHOT TO ALL CERTIFIED
· MEMBERSHIP renewal forms
· Survey of Professional Development needs
|3rd Saturday||WGII COMMITTEE MEETING
· allocate/clarify roles
· Estimate demand for Adv/Cert Courses based on statistics from Practicum Co-ordinator
· Plan details of Summer Course Schedule
· Establish WGII calendar
· RICHARD PULK DAY: Choice of topics/facilitators for Professional Development
This calendar is aimed at co-ordinating administrative work of WGII. For more specific information about courses and other WGII details you are recommended to visit the WGII web-site. The official copy of this calendar with latest modifications will be kept on the website (www.wgii.ie).