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Q. What is a Working Group?

A Working Group is designed so that OCEG members can collaborate on a specific topic and produce specific deliverables.

Q. Why did OCEG start these?

There was a general feeling in our membership that there were plenty of places online and in-person to hold discussions. There was an interest, however, to go beyond discussion and to create tangible deliverables for the community.

Q. What makes for a good Working Group?

The best Working Groups are: 
  • Focused on a single topic or issue and do not try to “boil the ocean”
  • Actively engaged in virtual and in-person work
  • Constantly delivering webinars and resources to the community

Q. How do I form a Working Group?

You can propose a new Working Group here: http://www.oceg.org/propose-new-working-group/

Q. What are the requirements for proposing a Working Group?

You must be a Leadership Council, Solutions Council or member of OCEG with an All Access Pass.

Q. How do I participate in a Working Group?

First, you must be a Leadership Council, Solutions Council or member of OCEG with an All Access Pass. Once you join a group, there are a number of roles available:
  • Co-Chairs set the scope, agenda and lead all work. This role is typically held by the person who proposes the Working Group.
  • Participant work with Co-Chairs to develop ideas and resources.
If the Working Group scope and size requires it, there are two optional roles:
  • Team Leaders help the Co-Chairs manage a specific area of work
  • Secretary helps the Co-Chairs manage the project

Q. How much time does it take to participate?

Co-Chairs = 8 hours / month
Secretary = 5 hours / month
Team Lead = 5 hours / month
Participant = 2 hours / month

Q. What are these “deliverables” that you keep mentioning?

Again, Working Groups are there to produce resources for the community. At a minimum, each Working Group must:
  • Produce 4 webinars / year (must fulfill CPE / CLE criteria)
  • Produce a written document of some sort

Q. Hey! I’m a Principled Performer. What is the Code of Conduct for Working Groups?

By joining a Working Group, you agree to the following code of conduct:
  • actively help build ideas and deliverables for the community
  • act as an individual and will NOT sell or market yourself or your company (seriously!)
  • be respectful of other participants’ opinions (so long as they are not threatening, abusive, discriminatory or harassing)
Code of Conduct

By joining a Working Group, you will:

  • actively help build ideas and deliverables for the community
  • act as an individual and will NOT sell or market yourself or your company (seriously!)
  • be respectful of other participants' opinions (so long as they are not threatening, abusive, discriminatory or harassing)

Working Groups