Background and Introduction
There are two types of sub-groups of IMGA : Sub-Committees and Working Groups.
Sub-Committees have an on-going role; Working Groups are set up to deal with a specific matter.
Neither type of sub-group has the power to make decisions on behalf of the members.
Sub-groups can produce recommendations and documents that have to be approved by the member organisations either at the AGM or through e-mail voting. If e-mail voting is used then a deadline will be given (normally two weeks) and members not voting by the deadline will be presumed to agree with the recommendations.
Sub-Committees and Working Groups will be kept small (ideally five or six people at most). Applications to serve on the sub-groups will be sought and members selected on the basis of the skills they can bring to the group and on their geographic location (aiming to get a range of ideas and opinions from around the world).
A group member must :
- have practical knowledge that will be of assistance to the working of the group
- be prepared to be active in the group, answering e-mails promptly. Groups can also communicate in face-to-face meetings or video conferences
- be a member of an IMGA member organisation