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 and Asian networks, operates through institutional membership. This has been a successful model in smaller nations with fewer potential members. There are networks that have a mix of both models (eg STLHE). While most networks operate through geographical affiliations, there are also networks that are based around a common language.
To better understand how individual networks are structured and operate including governance, activities and finances, you can see each network profile on the Member Networks page
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 representatives from other networks. If you would like more information or assistance in establishing a network, please contact the President of the ICED or the ICED office. Representatives of networks in your region may also be able to assist you.
For further information, please read Membership of the ICED Council