Member Recruitment & Engagement
As a division is
incorporated, the local division’s board of directors undertakes activities to
recruit local family physicians to join their local division.Once local physicians are members of the
division, the board of directors turns its attention to engaging those member
physicians in the division’s work.Member physicians help to set priorities for the division, participate
on working groups and committees, and provide feedback and insight into the
state of local primary care.As
member-driven organizations, each division employs a number of ways to engage
local physicians in the division’s events and work. The following case studies
and programs are examples of successful recruitment and engagement activities.
In order to ensure that the Division's work matches local physicians’ priorities, the board of the Prince George Division used the World Cafe facilitation method at the division’s spring 2010 meeting to encourage all members’ voices.
Abbotsford Division manages participation requests
It can be a real challenge for physicians to manage requests for participation from non-profit groups and other health care organizations. That's why the Abbotsford Division created the Family Practice Participation Request Form.
Vancouver Division Sets Priorities
In November 2010, the Vancouver Division used a novel exercise for its first member event. As it was the first opportunity for members to come together, the Division had two objectives: give people a chance to network, and begin to obtain input that would help set priorities for its work going forward.