Membership Development Committee
Recruitment, Retention, Participation, & Inclusion
The formal recruitment process for new DHRPC members begins every year in September. Interviews are held in October/November and a final decision is made in December. If you would like to join the Planning Council, please call or email us! We're happy to chat with you about it year round. Also, attending a meeting is a great way to meet Planning Council members and learn about what we do!
MDC is responsible for preliminary revisions to the DHRPC Bylaws that are later reviewed and approved by the full Planning Council.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
MDC works with the DHRPC support staff to train new members of the Planning Council. This training provides an overview of the history of Ryan White funding, a look at all Parts funded under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), an overview of the main PC roles and responsibilities, and an understanding of meeting etiquette. DHRPC follows the Council Rules of Order, based on Robert's Rules of Order. The Council Rules promote participation and productive conversation while underscoring respect for everyone in the room.
MDC assigns mentors to the new members of the Planning Council. Mentors are seasoned Planning Council members who are committed to sharing their wealth of knowledge, dedicated to supporting new members in a smooth on-boarding process, and committed to member retention. Please view the mentoring program guidelines here.
COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
MDC asks that all members of the Planning Council sign a committee participation agreement form, official documentation of their commitment to the Council.
Committee Participation Agreement Form