What are TSPA working groups?
TSPA working groups are composed of 8-12 TSPA members who collaborate on developing focused programs and services based on our members’ needs and feedback. Working groups can be established on a fixed-term basis (such as a specific event, for example) or on a standing basis.
How do I join a working group?
Anyone who is a TSPA member can be a part of a working group. You can join a working group by filling out an application, which will be reviewed and selected by us. Each working group will have a group leader who will be responsible for convening the group and leading the working group meetings and coordination.
What will I be doing?
Exact responsibilities will depend on the workgroup. Roles will be matched based on expressed interest and experience of the working group member. We strive to balance needed skill sets with creating opportunities for professional development, as well as diversity in perspectives and experiences.
You should expect to commit 1-2 hours a week in the working groups. Some working groups meet weekly while other groups meet bi-monthly. You should strive to attend meetings and volunteer for tasks. We request that working group members commit a minimum of 6 months for standing basis workgroups and for the full length of time for fixed-term workgroups; however, working group members can withdraw at any time by notifying their working group leader and our staff.
What do I get out of it?
- Professional development and leadership opportunities
- Share your expertise and knowledge to help enhance and build the trust and safety field
- Connect with like-minded individuals on interesting trust and safety issues and activities
- Be listed as an author or contributor to resources, curriculum, or material published by TSPA
Who are you looking for?
We are looking for someone who:
- Has high interest in and some experience with the working group topic or project
- Can work collaboratively with other group members and have strong communications and execution skills
- Can commit to confidentiality
- Are willing to represent and incorporate a variety of different perspectives
- Can contribute an average of 1-2 hours/week
- Can commit to serving a minimum of 6 months for working groups operating on a standing basis, and for the full length of fixed-term working groups