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Goal

Utilize the expertise and experience of SEA members to address important issues affecting government leaders and produce legislative/policy solutions that result in a more effective and efficient government that is responsive to the exponential changes facing society at large.

Purpose

Communities of Change (CoCs):

  • Provide a forum where SEA members and key SEA stakeholders can network and engage with one another professionally.
  • Inform the SEA Board of Directors about important policy issues affecting the CoC’s community.
  • Provide a platform from which SEA members can learn about practices and programs that will enable members to be more effective in their jobs and careers.
  • Produce reports, studies, and other products that are educational for SEA members and help inform SEA’s Strategic Direction.
  • Develop a long-term strategy that sustains the activities of the CoC.

Communities Of Change

SEA’s Board of Directors chartered six Communities of Change:

Clicking on the communities above will provide more information on each.

Structure

Each Community will be guided by a Charter and will report to the SEA Board of Directors. Some key characteristics of the CoCs include:

  • Each will be led by co-chairs, who will be SEA members and at least one co-chair will be an active SES. Associations and key interest groups will be invited to participate in the CoCs.
  • An industry partner will provide resources to enable the CoC to fully function, including providing assistance with studies and policy papers.
  • SEA staff will coordinate the CoCs and provide day-to-day management.
  • CoC members will have an opportunity to interact, as appropriate, with key policymakers, including at OMB, OPM and the Hill.
  • Communities will meet at least quarterly and will focus their efforts to produce reports, policy papers and other work products in time for the SEA Annual Conference and Meeting.

Membership 

The co-chairs will recruit CoC membership from the following sources:

  • SEA Members
  • SEA Associate Members
  • SEA Rising Leaders
  • SEA Corporate Partners
  • Associations & Special Interest Groups

Resourcing 

  • SEA, in partnership with the industry partner, will provide all of the staff resources for the CoC.
  • The industry partner will provide SEA with funding to support SEA staff activities.
  • SEA and the industry partner will conduct the research and writing required for CoC products, including policy positions, studies, communications, and presentations.

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