We know you’re busy so it’s up to you to set the amount of time you spend on your Chapter. We ask that you commit to a regular schedule of events that each run 2-3 hours. In addition, you should plan at least 2 hours of preparation and outreach for each meeting.
NOTE: It will take less time if you choose to set all your dates and locations at once or at the same time and place. Otherwise, it will take time every month to find a date and place. Also, the format you choose for each meeting will determine the amount of preparation time is needed. If you choose to host a Chapter conversation, it is simple to select one of the themes we have developed and use the questions for discussion that we suggest. If you have additional time, you might choose to do one of our suggested activities that require about an hour of preparation. And if you choose to have a guest speaker at any of your meetings, that will take a few hours of additional outreach and logistics.
You could choose to always follow one format or choose to mix-and-match throughout the year.