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