START A CHAPTER 

WHAT IS A SEN CHAPTER?

A SEN chapter is a local branch of the SEN network, which emerges in a self-organized way when a number of committed individuals come together under SEN's shared vision and values. These individuals are already SEN members or have the intention to become a SEN member. A chapter can be formed when you, as a (potential) SEN member decide to 

Unite local action and provide global visibility to work towards the quality of life in personal well-being,  social justice and sustainable development in your locality. 

You can apply to formally establish a SEN chapter when

I. You have nominated an aligned local (grassroots) organization that is willing to facilitate the chapter.

II. The application has been completed.

It is important to assess whether the organization is willing to consider to become a partner organization of the SEN network. The chapters serve the ‘self-identified’ needs within your community and strive towards shared-value collaborations on multiple levels in all sectors and segments of society towards a more just, peaceful and sustainable future. 

* SEN IS PREPARING FOR THE ACTIVATION OF CHAPTER FORMATIONS. THE POSSIBILITY TO START A CHAPTER WILL BE ACTIVATED SOON.


5 STEPS ON HOW TO START A

LOCAL SEN CHAPTER 

                                                                                              
STEP 1 | JOIN FORCES  ❯ 
To start your local chapter - contact and join forces with other (local  grassroots)  youth leaders who are (potential) SEN members in your locality and share SEN's vision, core values and leadership approach.

 

STEP 2 | INVENTORY AND SELECTION ❯ 
Compile an inventory of existing local organizations aligning with our vision, core values and leadership approach. Please take into consideration whether they are willing to become a partner organization of the SEN network through a shared-value collaboration.

Make a selection or nominate one organization willing to facilitate your local chapter and inform the organization about initiating a possible shared-value collaboration for the chapter formation.

 

STEP 3 | FILL IN FORM ❯ 
Proceed by filling in the   ▶ START A CHAPTER  form on our website and nominate the local organization  aligning with SEN.

Our Global Team will evaluate in consultation with you whether this organization aligns with our criteria and will inform you about the final outcome. Whenever your application does not fully align with what we envision to bring with SEN, we will continue to consult with you to see if there are any alternatives or possible solutions towards alignment with SEN’s vision, core values and leadership approach.


STEP 4 | MEET THE GLOBAL TEAM & FORMATION ❯ 
Once the chapter is ready to be formed, the local organization will organize an official conference call with the initiators of the chapter and a representatioin of our Global Team to welcome the formation of the local SEN chapter in alignment with our procedures, trainings and Code of Conduct.

STEP 5 | START WITH TOOLKIT & COLLABORATION ❯ 
SEN will provide a SEN Local Chapter Formation Toolkit including:

1. Our self-organized Leadership of Values & Dialogue Training curriculum
2. Global & National Leadership Programmes Modules
3. The Think Tank Module.
4. SEN Code of Conduct

In addition, SEN will provide access to our Online Collaborative Platform and Portal for Possibilities.