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Responsibilities of the Secretary of the ISST Board

The Secretary is responsible for

  • Taking meeting minutes, preparing the minutes for distribution and uploading these to the ISST website. 
  • Liaison with national and regional schema therapy societies and being a point of contact with the ISST. Assisting with such societies who are seeking reciprocal arrangements with the ISST.
  • Liaison with the ISST Events Committee. Responsible to the EB to ensure the timely selection of upcoming ISST Events (such as Enlight and Inspire ISST Conferences).
  • Assisting the Vice President in the organisation of ISST conference and Enlight events (when needed)
  • Coordinating the ISST Webinar series program.
  • Liaising with the virtual office manager on organizational issues.
  • Acting as co-editor of the Schema Therapy Bulletin, and with other co-editors, planning for forthcoming releases, assisting in procuring new articles (which could include liaising with ISST special interest groups) and evaluating the quality of submissions,  completing the layout for the issue and selecting graphics/ photography for the issue
  • Keeping contact between the Executive Board and the Election committee, and assisting that committee in its functions.
  • Responding to general requests of the members in cooperation with the virtual office manager.

Time Commitment:  around 60- 80 hours a year

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