Starting a CISM organization
Recently, I was assigned the task of starting a CISM organization in my region. Unfortunately, I know nothing about CISM, let alone how to structure such a group. (Yes, I'm crazy, but someone had to do it!)
Would anyone be willing to share with me how their CISM group is organized and how it functions? Would anyone share their policies/procedures/by-laws? I really don't want to re-invent the wheel if I don't have to.
There are already people trained in CISD in my region and there is something of a CISM group here, but it isn't a stable entity. My task is to bring structure and organization to the people that are already here and then develop and expand the group into a fully functioning, cohesive team.
I would love any advise, suggestions, etc. For the welfare of the emergency services agencies in my area, I need to make this work.