Starting a New Network
ICED encourages new nations to form national networks to support educational development. Networks encourage ongoing learning and knowledge sharing, as well as providing a forum for building a community.
Two main models are employed by our members. The first operates through individual subscriptions. This approach is employed by POD, SEDA, STLHE, AISHE, HERDSA and a number of other networks. The second model, employed by a number of European networks, operates through institutional membership. This has been a successful model in smaller nations with fewer potential members. While most networks operate through geographical affiliations, there are also networks that are based around a common language.
Networks normally start small, building a core of committed contributors who share their knowledge and expertise. As their reputation and connections strengthen, our networks progressed toward additional services, such as conferences, journals, advocacy and professional development.
A feature of ICED conferences is the opportunity for emerging or potential networks to explore their needs with presidents from other networks. If you would like assistance in establishing a network, please contact the Chair of the ICED Council or the ICED office for information on nearby representatives who can assist you.
For further information, please read Membership of the ICED Council