IDCN Operating Model

How we function


IDCN is led by a Global Executive Board and a Center of Expertise. Each IDCN location is managed by a committee made up of volunteer partners (who are fully trained and supported by IDCN CoE) and corporate mentors. The committee is further made up of different teams.

Global Structure

The IDCN Board

Roles & Responsibilities

All board positions are for a period of 2 years, and can be renewed at the Annual General Assembly by the IDCN Corporate members.
All board positions are:
1. carried out on a volunteer basis
2. represent a time commitment of a compressed 4 hours per month
3. filled by senior leaders from IDCN global member companies, with the passion to support dual career spouses & partners.

1. Serves as the Chief Volunteer of the organization
2. Provides leadership to the Board of Directors and Centre of Expertise (COE).
3. Chairs meetings of the Board after developing the agenda with the COE.
4. Leads the annual performance review of the IDCN association. 
5. Ensures the full participation of board members and acts to fill board vacancies.
6. Plays a leading role in engaging new companies to IDCN.
7. Performs other responsibilities assigned by the Board.

This position is typically successor to the President. In addition to the responsibilities outlined in the President Member job description, this position:
1. Performs President responsibiities when the President cannot be available
2. Assists the President in carrying out special projects as necessary.
3. Performs other responsibilities as assigned by the Board.

1. Maintains records of the board and ensures effective management of organization’s records
2. Manages minutes of board meetings
3. Ensures minutes are distributed to members shortly after each meeting

1. Manages finances of the organization
2. Provides annual budget to the board for members’ approval
3. Ensures development and board review of financial policies and procedures

1. Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings (non attendance of 3 consecutive board meetings will lead to the Board member being expelled from the board).
2. Makes serious commitment to participate actively in sub committee work.
3. Participates in engaging new Companies to join IDCN (Conferences, onboarding events etc)
4. Performs other responsibilities as assigned by the President.

Global Center of Expertise (CoE) Responsibilities

For any queries regarding volunteering for these positions, please contact us through our Contact Form.

  • Manage projects
  • Prepare board meeting materials – agenda, presentation and follow up actions
  • Link between networks (corporate and partners)
  • Host global calls
  • Runs training for all teams
  • KPI collection and measurement
  • Update and manage website content
  • Prepare annual review
  • Prepare AGM agenda, minutes, content
  • Manage the global and local LinkedIn governance
  • Prepare invoices
  • Track payments
  • Annual legal tasks
  • Run onboarding events
  • Support network launches
  • Attract new corporate members
  • Manage the Talent Management Platform (TMP)
  • Manage licenses for Local, Global Corporate Members and Volunteers
  • Design Customer Management guidelines
  • Responsible for the global and local members onboarding

Launching IDCN in a New Location

Companies may want to consider launching a network in a new location where they have a:

  • High demand to recruit talent
  • High number of employees seeking dual career support.

As the business model is straightforward and based on a five-step methodology, launching a new network location is not complicated.

We regularly organize 1⁄2 day onboarding events to prepare for the launch of new locations.

For more information, please contact us.

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