Groups must be TDL member-led. In some cases, the group may include non-members.
TDL asks that for-profit organizations be excluded from groups.
Typically, member groups meet monthly via web conference for approximately one hour. An agenda is typically sent out to participants at least one week in advance.
Agenda items are determined by the group chair, vice-chair, group members, and TDL staff. Agendas can be flexible and in response to / anticipation of group needs.
Agendas can take the form of “lessons” / training, group projects, etc.
TDL highly recommends developing a group charter that includes a statement of purpose, governance, goals for the upcoming year, date of adoption, and schedule of review.
Typically the charter and goals are developed in collaboration with TDL staff and/or leadership, and are ratified by the group in the first or second meeting.