The WorkAbility I regions are assigned geographically. The Region managers are responsible for providing guidance for the WorkAbility I project directors who in turn provide guidance to the local program organizations.
Two WAI Regional Managers will be elected by WAI sites in their region. Regional Managers for WAI shall be official employees of the grant recipient. This position receives additional funding in their projects budget from the CDE for expenses. This additional funding is to defer costs of attending advisory meetings and regional operating costs (i.e. materials, postage, special conditions reviews)
- Serve as a member of the WorkAbility I State Advisory Committee by attending all meetings and ensuring regional representation if you are unable to attend
- May miss no more than two advisory meetings each year during their term
- Assist CDE staff with sites on special conditions
- Be prepared to give a brief regional report at advisory committee meetings
- Serve as a liaison between individual sites and CDE staff
- Report to local programs within the region as to outcomes of each state advisory meeting
- Serve on Standing and/or Ad-Hoc committees as appropriate and/or requested
- Establish an executive committee that consists of standing committee representatives and managers
- Plan, schedule and facilitate a minimum of two (maximum of three) regional meetings annually.
- Regional Meeting Agendas should include: WAI State Advisory and Committee Reports, discussion of regional needs, concerns, training needs, treasury reports, and information to be shared with the State WAI State Advisory Committee
- Send meeting dates to the state advisory assistant to post on the master calendar
- Send announcements, minutes and meeting rosters to state advisory assistant
- Maintain a management file regarding regional coordination and individual program information including oversight and separate accounting costs incurred due to regional manager position
- Alert CDE Staff and Advisory Chair regarding any difficulties with local programs
- Review regional meeting sign-in sheets. Verify absences for program sites that did not sign in. Forward regional meeting sign-in sheets to advisory assistant.
- Conduct regional elections according to guidelines
- Encourage the invitation of others to meetings as appropriate
Regional Accounts: Each region may maintain a separate regional budget that results from actual costs of regional meetings being less than anticipated resulting in carryover. A separate account with separate tracking is necessary which includes maintaining all receipts, invoices and expenditures.
Regional Manager, Alternates
Two Alternate Regional Managers will be elected by the WAI sites in the region and are responsible to:
- Provide assistance to the Regional Manager as needed
- Serve in the absence of the Regional Manager in all capacities, including attending WAI State Advisory Committee Meetings, Regional Manager Training and regional meetings
- Replace the Regional Manager in the event that the Regional Manager position becomes vacant
Regional Executive Committees
Each region should have an executive committee comprised of regional managers, alternate regional managers, secretary, treasurer, facilitator and committee representatives. NOTE: Positions may be combined as long as essential functions are covered.
- Establish needs of region
- Identify resources to address needs
- Create and maintain an action list
- Identify tasks, delegate responsibility
- Review and revisit need(s) as needed
- Oversee business of the WA region (tip: evaluation forms and project input are valuable tools)