Accelerator Chair Position Description

As Accelerator Chair, your mission is to continue to build and strengthen the Accelerator program providing a steady stream of graduating members. 

To accomplish this, you will work to ensure that every participant integrated into the program has a scalable business that is dedicated to growth and create a valuable learning experience for the participants in order to foster business growth and to create initial relationships with a number of EO members.

Together, we have identified the following goals, responsibilities, benefits and expectations of you in your position of Accelerator Chair.

Goals

  • Overseeing an Accelerator board including Learning, Accountability Group, Comms and Marketing, Strategic Alliance, Membership and Integration and Retention Chairs

  • To develop and run a successful Accelerator Program through introduction and retention of Participants with the support of the Membership and Integration Chairs

  • To deliver a strong Accelerator Learning program including the quarterly learning days to Participants with the support of the Learning Chair

  • Overseeing Accelerator accountability groups with the support of the Accountability Group Chair

  • Facilitating integration of Accelerators and EO Members by way of cross event invitations

  • To track, monitor and support Accelerators’ growth and encourage the path of graduation to the EO Brisbane

To achieve these goals or other objectives for the Chapter, you may have a number of ideas and initiatives that you wish to pursue. Many of these ideas may be generated during your time at the GLC based on the experiences of other Chapters around the world. You may discuss some ideas with your predecessor during succession meetings. You should raise these ideas for consideration with the Board at the Strategy Summit.

Accelerator Activities

●  Set board priorities, success metrics, strategy and action items with board by way of Strategy Summit

●  Meet with Accelerator Board once a month for progress updates, work through any challenges and resolve with clear action items

●  Hold board accountable to their chair commitments and contribution to the Accelerator Board strategy


Marketing and Communications Chair

The Communications Chair is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of Chapter communications including event communications and invitations, event and other emails to members, the Chapter’s (Member Information Book), the website, Facebook pages, SMS surveys, sponsor and potential member communications and marketing materials, general advertisement, PR and other promotional opportunities.

Together, we have identified the following goals, responsibilities, benefits and expectations of you in your position of Communications Chair.

Goals – Communications Chair

  • Keep the Members aware of local, regional and global initiatives, products and opportunities

  • Create exposure for the Brisbane Chapter and create inbound leads for the Membership Chair 

  • Develop systems for Membership communications that are sustainable and can be passed on to your successor in the Communications Chair role

To achieve these goals or other objectives for the Chapter, you may have a number of ideas and initiatives that you wish to pursue. Many of these ideas would have been generated during your time at the GLC based on the experiences of other Chapters around the world. You may also have discussed some ideas with your predecessor during succession meetings. You should raise these ideas for consideration with the Board at the Strategy Summit.

Communication Activities:

  • Liaise with fellow board members and assist them with their messaging materials for local chapter products / services 

  • Stay up to date with Chapter, Area, Regional and Global Initiatives and ensure that members are made aware of the initiatives through coordinated communication responses

  • Oversee the communication schedule ensuring that communications are going out consistently and not too many in a short period of time

  • Ensure the communications stay consistent and on-brand as per the Global Brand Guidelines 

  • Proactively work with the media for external communications

  • Create and execute external communications plan to drive Membership leads to the Chapter


Finance Chair Position Description

The aim of the Board in general is to deliver optimal value to all of our members for the year.

In order to deliver this aim, the Board expects to utilise membership funds, sponsorship contributions and any other revenues generated to create outstanding learning events, networking opportunities and other value enhancing initiatives. The Chapter does not expect to make any specific surplus or deficit – but will endeavour to ensure that all Members get full value for their membership for the year ahead.

The Finance Chair is responsible for monitoring, reporting, and managing all of the other Chairs in controlling, the financial aspects of running the Chapter.

Together, we have identified the following goals, responsibilities, benefits and expectations of you in your position as Finance Chair.

Finance Chair Goals

  • Provide a clear budget and expectation for each Chair before they start their term

  • Maintain a healthy reserve for the Chapter 

  • Monitor budget vs actual and work with the Board to make adjustments where necessary to keep the overall budget on track

  • Ensure all compliance and fiduciary responsibilities are being adhered to (ASIC, ATO, OFT, EO Global etc)

To achieve these goals or other objectives for the Chapter, you may have a number of ideas and initiatives that you wish to pursue. Many of these ideas would have been generated during your time at the GLC based on the experiences of other Chapters around the world. You may also have discussed some ideas with your predecessor during succession meetings. You should raise these ideas for consideration with the Board at the Strategy Summit.

Finance Chair Activities

  • Liaise with fellow board members to understand their financial needs for the year

  • Create a conservative budget for the Chapter and each Chair for the year based on the strategic plan for the Chapter

  • Hold the other board members accountable to their budgets

  • Keep accurate and detailed financial records including accounts receivable and accounts payable

  • Stay up to date on Chapter, Area, Regional and Global initiatives

  • Regularly reporting including but not limited to Budget v Actual, P & L, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cashflows, Cash in Bank and Reserves


Forum Chair Position Description

Forum is consistently considered the number one benefit of EO. The Forum Chair is responsible for the training and placement of new members into forums and fostering optimum forum health across the Chapter. 

Together, we have identified the following goals, responsibilities, benefits and expectations of you in your position as Forum Chair.

Forum Chair Goals:

  • Ensure members are trained and placed in a Forum within 90 days of joining EO

  • Ensure that Moderators and elects are Forum trained

  • Ensure all Forums are following Forum health best practice 

  • Provide Forum options to Members looking for an alternative Forum experience 


To achieve these goals or other objectives for the Chapter, you may have a number of ideas and initiatives that you wish to pursue. Many of these ideas would have been generated during your time at the GLC based on the experiences of other Chapters around the world. You may also have discussed some ideas with your predecessor during succession meetings. You should raise these ideas for consideration with the Board at the Strategy Summit.

EO Forum Chair Activities

  • Stay up to date on Chapter, Area, Regional and Global initiatives

  • Conduct Moderator Breakfasts at least every 3 months – to ensure that the Moderators are informed of Chapter events as well as local, area, regional and global initiatives, with the expectation that this information will be passed on to the Forum Members

  • Inform Moderators of Chapter events as well as local, area, regional and global initiatives, with the expectation that this information will be passed on to the Forum members in between Moderator Breakfasts by way of email and WhatsApp

  • Stay informed of forum issues through regular communication with Moderators and offer support or guidance to Forums to deal with issues as needed

  • Liaise with fellow board members regularly to ensure that you are aware of what is going on within the Forum Health 

  • Work with Trifecta (Membership/Integration/Forum) to be aware of new member intakes for timely Forum placement 

  • Select potential Forums for new Member placement and work with Moderator to integrate new Member into Forum

  • Manage Forums implosion and Members forums changes

  • Seed new Forums when current Forum in-take is at capacity


Integration Chair Position Description

The Integration Chair is responsible for on-boarding new Members, providing a seamless transition into the EO community,  invigorating tenured members, facilitating member connections and generally ensuring member satisfaction.

Together, we have identified the following goals, rewards, expectations, responsibilities and commitments, required of you in your position as Integration Chair.

Integration Chair Goals:

  • Meet the retention goal in line Board retention goal set at Strategy Summit

  • Provide a smooth interaction for new Members into the EO Community 

  • Maintain tenured members through by personal care creating / offering incentives targeted to Tenured Members

  • Understand every EO Member’s journey and steer them on a targeted journey 

To achieve these goals or other objectives for the Chapter, you may have a number of ideas and initiatives that you wish to pursue. Many of these ideas would have been generated during your time at the GLC based on the experiences of other Chapters around the world. You may also have discussed some ideas with your predecessor during succession meetings. You should raise these ideas for consideration with the Board at the Strategy Summit.

Integration Activities:

  • Attend and welcome new Members at the New Member Welcome Dinner (after Forum Training, once a quarter) 

  • Develop and implement retention strategy taking into consideration Tenured Members and Member’s families

  • Connect Members where possible 

  • Maintain awareness of member satisfaction and renewal intentions and report to Board 

  • Liaise with Trifecta (Membership/Integration/Forum) to be aware of potential new members and Forum placement timing 

  • Stay up to date on Chapter, Area, Regional and Global initiatives

  • Touch base with New Members via call or at events to check in and offer support where needed

  • Update notes on Members in CRM, Pipedrive


Learning Chair Position Description

The Learning Chair is responsible for scheduling, planning and coordinating a variety of learning, social and once-in-a-lifetime events that are captivating and informative for the Chapter membership. These events are the largest expense of the Chapter and are therefore a major part of the value derived out of membership – it is therefore a key responsibility to deliver exceptional experiences out of these events.

Together, we have identified the following goals, responsibilities, benefits and expectations of you in your position as Learning Chair.

Learning Chair Goals:

  • Design a diverse learning calendar and promote to Members well in advance 

  • Deliver a learning calendar which rates overall in line with the Board’s goals set at the Strategy Summit

  • Deliver once-in-a-lifetime (OIL) events and experiences that you can’t get anywhere else 

  • Attract Member and Forum attendance in line with the Board’s goals set at the Strategy Summit


To achieve these goals or other objectives for the Chapter, you may have a number of ideas and initiatives that you wish to pursue. Many of these ideas would have been generated during your time at the GLC based on the experiences of other Chapters around the world. You may also have discussed some ideas with your predecessor during succession meetings. You should raise these ideas for consideration with the Board at the Strategy Summit.

Learning Activities:

  • Plan diverse calendar in line with Board’s goals / theme with events at least once a month 

  • Reach out to desired or potential speakers and negotiate date, time and price

  • Provide detailed brief to events team including speaker contact, day/time, guest availability and invitation copy. Please note once this handover is done, the learning chair does not need to do anything else as we have a proven checklist to make sure all event logistics and promotion is covered.

  • Share speaker success stories with other Chapters and seek out speaker success stories from other Chapters

  • Liaise with fellow board members for ideas on events, locations, invitations, speakers, topics or issues that will add value to our Members

  • Recruit a Committee for the Chapter Advance and deliver a Chapter Retreat (held every two years, next one is 2021)

  • Cross promote events with other Chapters 

  • Participate in speaker tours organised by South Pacific where speaker is suitable and feasible for the Chapter


Membership Chair Position Description

The Membership Chair is responsible for recruiting high-quality individuals into the Chapter based on the Global qualification criteria and an understanding of the Chapter’s requirements for applicants to demonstrate the highly critical values of trust and respect. The Membership Chair may also take into consideration any other Board requirements from time to time with the aim of maintaining a broad member satisfaction.

Together, we have identified the following goals, responsibilities, benefits and expectations of you in your position as Membership Chair, and by signing this document you accept the obligations, which are expected of you in fulfilling these positions during your tenure as Membership Chair:

Membership Chair Goals:

  • Achieve new Member goal in line with the Board’s goals set at Strategy Summit

To achieve these goals or other objectives for the Chapter, you may have a number of ideas and initiatives that you wish to pursue. Many of these ideas would have been generated during your time at the GLC based on the experiences of other Chapters around the world. You may also have discussed some ideas with your predecessor during succession meetings. You should raise these ideas for consideration with the Board at the Strategy Summit.

Membership Activities

  • Create and implement a business development plan to identify, educate and close potential applicants ensuring that applicants demonstrate the entry criteria of EO and the Chapter (consider diversity inc. females, business types and age groups). This may include reaching out to Members for referrals, contacting business award winners, looking for entrepreneurs through Member’s LinkedIN network etc.

  • Communicate potential new Member applicants to Trifecta (Membership/Integration/Forum) so that they are aware and ready for new member welcome integration and Forum placement

  • Update CRM (Pipedrive) with new member prospects, notes and sales cycle process 

  • Present at Membership Introduction Day to group of potential new Members

  • Respond to incoming leads as they come in and keep in regular contact through sales process


Mentorship Chair Position Description

Mentorship is a program that creates impact on the deepest level. It engages members in synergistic, one-on-one relationships that accelerate personal development by focusing on goals, accountability and results. It’s a platform for gaining new perspective, sharing feedback and learning from another’s experience in an intimate setting. Whether serving as a mentee or a mentor, members rank mentorship as one of the most valuable experiences in EO.

Goals of a Mentorship Chair:

  • Recruit Mentors and Mentees for the annual Mentorship Program intake and pair them up

  • Maintain Mentorship pair health

To achieve these goals or other objectives for the Chapter, you may have a number of ideas and initiatives that you wish to pursue. Many of these ideas would have been generated during your time on the Mentorship Committee or on the experiences you may have discussed with members of other Chapters in Australia, New Zealand or around the world. You may also have discussed some ideas with your predecessor during succession meetings. You should raise these ideas for consideration with the Board at the Strategy Summit.

Mentorship Chair Activities:

  • Recruit and select strong mentorship participants via relationships with your entrepreneurship community (Accelerator, GSEA, WPO/YPO, university programs, SCORE, etc)

  • Match mentees and mentors into complementary pairs

  • Prepare everyone for a strong relationship through a training session

  • Follow-up to ensure things are going well; provide support if needed

  • Celebrate the end of the mentorship with outgoing and incoming Mentorship Program Participants party

  • Establish strong relationships with your entrepreneurship community (Accelerator, GSEA, WPO/YPO, university programs, SCORE, etc) for potential Mentors and Mentees


MyEO Chair Position Description

The MyEO Chair is a Member leader who drives the development of MyEO programming (Events, Forums and Groups) at the chapter level, communicating regularly with the MyEO Expert in their region. The MyEO Chair’s mission is to increase member engagement through the MyEO platform. As your chapter’s expert resource, you help engage and retain members by encouraging their participation in MyEO Events, Forums or Groups. Together, we have identified the following goals, responsibilities, benefits and expectations of you in your position as MyEO Chair.

Goals:

  • Recruit MyEO Champions to create and maintain MyEO Events, Forums and Groups

  • Provide awareness of MyEO Events, Forums and Groups within your chapter
    Educate your chapter about MyEO tools available for launching activities

To achieve these goals or other objectives for the Chapter, you may have a number of ideas and initiatives that you wish to pursue. Many of these ideas would have been generated during your time at the GLC based on the experiences of other Chapters in Australia, New Zealand or around the world. You may also have discussed some ideas with your predecessor during succession meetings. You should raise these ideas for consideration with the Board at the Strategy Summit.

Activities: 

  • Communicate and encourage Members to become a MyEO Champion in line with the Board’s goals set at Strategy Summit

  • Communicate and encourage your chapter members in participating in MyEO activities


Strategic Alliance Chair Position Description

As Strategic Alliance Chair, your mission is to build a sustainable folio of corporate partners that support the Members of our Chapter via extended benefits and financial contribution.

To accomplish this, you will ensure we are regularly prospecting with new and exciting Chapter Sponsors and where possible, integrating them into the Chapter ensuring mutual benefit and growth to the relationship.

Together, we have identified the following goals, responsibilities, benefits and expectations of you in your position as Strategic Alliance Chair.:

Strategic Alliance Chair Goals:

  • To recruit new cash and in-kind Strategic Alliance Partners in line with the Board’s goals

  • To maintain current Strategic Alliance Partners by ensuring both Partner and Member are receiving benefit from the relationship 

To achieve these goals or other objectives for the Chapter, you may have a number of ideas and initiatives that you wish to pursue. Many of these ideas would have been generated during your time at the GLC based on the experiences of other Chapters in Australia, New Zealand or around the world. You may also have discussed some ideas with your predecessor during succession meetings. You should raise these ideas for consideration with the Board at the Strategy Summit.

Strategic Alliance Activities:

  • Identify, educate and close potential Strategic Alliance Partners (SA’s) ensuring that SA’s demonstrate the ability to provide value to Member’s and that we our Members could potentially provide a return on investment

  • Maintain ongoing communication with interested potential SA’s 

  • Negotiate contract rates and inclusions 

  • SA contract activation - work with Board Members and Staff to activate sponsor benefits 

  • Host an bi-annual Strategic Alliance Lunch to touch with SA’s and relationship health 

  • Ensure SA’s are attending EO events and facilitate introductions


Other Leadership Roles

Path of Leadership Looking to take your first step on becoming a leader of leaders but not quite ready to take on a board role? EO has many leadership opportunities to help start your leadership journey within EO.

Day Chair a Learning Event

Want to practice your public speaking skills, meet the speakers, and facilitate the running of a learning event? Day chair a learning event and get in front of your fellow members for a day.

  • Understand event run sheet before event

  • Meet with speaker before hand

  • Deliver a strong welcome including house-keeping (will be provided to you)

  • Thank speaker and wrap up event

Join the Advance Committee

Our Advances occur every 2 years and are a great opportunity to bring the entire chapter together for a few days of learning, connecting and memories. Get your event planning and facilitation hat on, and help us make the chapter retreats memorable and filled with once-in-a-lifetime moments.

Become an Accelerator Accountability Coach

Guide the next generation of entrepreneurs and EO members by giving back and sharing how you grew your business to USD$1M+. :

  • Meet with your Accountability Group, face to face, once a month (three hours)

  • Monitor and support your Accountability Group Participant’s action items and hold them accountable

  • Attend all Quarterly Learning Days, sitting with your group, supporting them (four x eight hours)

Become a Mentor or Mentee

Our chapter is brimming with talent. Yes that's right you. We can learn a lot from each other. The mentorship program helps to put some structure around this.

  • Face to face meeting (approx. 1 hour), every month for twelve months

  • Attend half day Mentorship Training session

Become a Moderator

The Forum Moderator is a member leader in each Forum that leads and manages the Forum to ensure that all members have a healthy, successful EO Forum experience. Interested in becoming the next Moderator for your Forum? Please let your current Moderator know.