Advisory Group on RIG Development

Progress Report to 2020 General Meeting

Advisory Group on RIG Development (AGR)

Terms of Reference and Charges

Members: Five members plus the Chair. Additionally, one Executive Committee (EC) ‘liaison’ member, one Standards Committee (SC) "liaison" member and the IFOMPT Executive Director as ‘ad hoc’ members. Members are nominated by MO’s and the Standards Committee and appointed by the EC. Chairperson appointed by the EC after taking into consideration recommendations from the elected members of the AGR.

Term & Term Limits: Three-year terms with three-term limits.


Members must belong to a MO or RIG of IFOMPT but do not necessarily have to be the MO delegate. Members who provide mentorship on organisational structure must have knowledge of the IFOMPT and WCPT Constitution and experience with organisational leadership. Members who provide mentorship on educational programme development must have detailed knowledge and experience with the IFOMPT Standards Document and the international monitoring process.

Current Members: Duncan Reid, Chair; Ann Porter Hoke, Jan Pool, Karen Beeton, Chris Showalter, Ken Olson (EC liaison); Per Kjaer (SC liaison), Ingrid du Toit (Office).

Meetings: As required to fulfill the charges detailed below. 1 to 2 times per year as a group and more frequently as needed with individual members and the organisations they are working with to help develop their organisations and educational programmes. Meetings will be held via teleconference or webinar with face-to-face meetings in conjunction with IFOMPT Sanctioned Conferences/meetings.

Purpose: Growth of Registered Interest Groups (RIG) and Member Organisations(MOs). By focusing on/prioritising growth of RIGs/MOs, (IFOMPT membership) IFOMPT will:

• Develop strategies to support and maintain existing MO’s/RIGS; and

• Pro-actively seek and engage potential new RIGs.

2016/2017 Charges

Objective 1: Proactively search for groups eligible for membership (South America, Asia, Africa, Baltic States) and future RIGs

  • Address translation issues;
  • Promote RIG through the website; and
  • Nations in process strategies
  • Mentoring;
  • Promote teachers meeting;
  • Mentoring scientific presentation, if and where viable and possible;
  • Promotion of IFOMPT by OMT educators;
  • Resources to educate on IFOMPT (PowerPoint, website (translate);
  • Encourage regional outreach of IFOMPT MOs to potential RIGS; and
  • Share educators.

Objective 2: Support and Develop RIGs

  • Review the criteria for RIGs;
  • Promote and enhance the benefits of being a RIG;
  • Mentorship/support for curriculum development and implementation;
  • Educate RIG representatives on the IM process;
  • Mentorship/support in governance/politically related issues; and
  • Develop teacher registry.


  • Chair :
  • Responsible for ensuring advisory group functions properly by:
  • Coordinating tasks of the group and prioritising tasks;
  • Planning and running meetings;
  • Ensuring matters are dealt with in an orderly and efficient manner;
  • Bringing impartiality and objectivity to meetings and decision-making; and
  • Reporting to the IFOMPT Executive Committee on the activities of the advisory group.
  • Member:
  • Actively participating in meetings
  • Follow up on agreed action points from meetings within designated time-frames
  • Provide input into the tasks and continue to develop the strategy.

Conflict of Interest: A conflict of interest can arise when conditions or circumstances preclude or interfere with an individual’s capacity to make the objective, detached decisions required of EC Advisory Group members. Members shall excuse themselves from such participation in any case where a conflict of interest arises, where a potential conflict of interest may arise, or where there may be a perceived appearance of conflict.

IFOMPT October 2016