The Organisational Development Support Group (ODSG) discussed the main pillars of its upcoming working programme at the ESFI Kick-off Conference in July. As for now there are mainly two branches of activity:
- support for the creation of new chapters and
- assistance for existing chapters, both concerning matters of organizational development.
Currently ODSG is concentrating on the first aspect, but hoping to include and expand on the second dimension soon.
Over the last couple of months the ODSG created the ESFI starter kit covering the crucial aspects of setting up a new chapter/local group (ESF Germany will provide an overview on fundraising so as to complete the basic version of the starter kit).
There have been contacts with chapters in formation or interested students in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, the UK and Brazil. To facilitate the follow up of initial contacts a midwife scheme for chapters in formation is currently being set up.