Local Chapters Resources
NAYGN is committed to helping local chapters survive and thrive, but we do not dictate how each local chapter should be run. The resources on this website have been developed by local chapters and are posted here for the benefit of any other local chapter who may be able to benefit from their use. If you are looking for specific guidance or information that is not available here, please contact your country’s Operating Officer (Canada@naygn.org or USA@naygn.org) and we would be happy to help you get what you need.
• A list of existing local chapters and local chapter leaders is located here: Chapter List
• A map of existing local chapters is located here
Attention New Leaders!
Are you a new leader of an existing chapter, or the leader of a new local chapter? Take note of the following:
• Please review this summary document, which provides information for new NAYGN leaders. NAYGN New Leader Information
• Contact the US (USA@naygn.org) and/or Canadian Operating Officer (Canada@naygn.org) to be added to the communication list for all NAYGN local chapter leads.
• NAYGN LCL 101 (for new chapter leads) and NAYGN New Leader Orientation (similar to LCL 101 but recorded in Jan 2021)
• Contact your regional lead to get in touch with other local chapter leads in your region and get on the regional contact list.
Regional Lead Resources
• Regional Lead Handbook
• Sample budget
• Regional Conference Examples
Local Chapter Communications
Local chapter leads are not only the leaders of their chapters; they are also the points of contact between their chapters and the continental NAYGN organization. NAYGN communicates with its local chapter leads through the Operating Officer and the Regional Leads, and uses the following tools:
• Local Chapter Leads Email Distribution List
The Operating Officers maintain an email distribution list of all NAYGN local chapter leads. If you are a local chapter lead and you have not been added to this list, please contact the US (USA@naygn.org) or Canadian Operating Officer (Canada@naygn.org).
• Monthly local chapter lead webinars
The Operating Officers host monthly webinars or teleconferences for all local chapter leaders. The purpose of these meetings is to support NAYGN local chapters by keeping you connected to the core, regional leads, and each other. These meetings provide updates on what is happening with other local chapters and issues that the core wants to communicate. These meetings also provide tips, training, or a sharing of best practices for you to help your local chapter. Additionally, this is a forum for local chapter leads to ask candid questions of the core or of each other. If you are a local chapter lead and have not received an invitation to these events, please contact USA@naygn.org and/or Canada@naygn.org.
2020 February – update was sent from US Operating Officer
• Local Chapter Lead Briefs
The Operating Officers send out local chapter lead briefs to communicate issues that the NAYGN core and committees want to make local chapter leads aware of.
• End of Year Metrics
The NAYGN core requests that all local chapters keep track of the activities that their chapters are participating in throughout the year. Refer to the end of year metrics page for specific information on these metrics and why they are important.
Submit your metrics here: https://naygn.org/chapter-metrics/
• Regional Teleconferences and Communications
Each regional lead holds regular teleconferences with his/her region, and may also use email to communicate activities and events between chapters in the region. The emails for the region leads are below:
Email to all region leads Regional@naygn.org
Canada Regional Lead Canadafirstname.lastname@example.org
Mexico Regional Lead Mexico@naygn.org
Southeast Regional Lead Southeast@naygn.org
Carolinas Regional Lead Carolinas@naygn.org
Northeast Regional Lead Northeast@naygn.org
Atlantic Regional Lead Atlantic@naygn.org
West Regional Lead West@naygn.org
Midwest Regional Lead Midwest@naygn.org