Global Regional Council

Why were Global Regional Councils created?

Global Regional Councils are to serve as regional champions for Sigma. Members of the Global Regional Council will volunteer their professional expertise, diverse knowledge of nursing perspectives and philanthropic opportunities, connections to local, regional or international resources, colleagues or peers, and other advice and assistance to achieve the mission of Sigma

Global Regional Councils are designed to:

  • Enhance regional engagement and provide a collaborative foundation for a regional presence in each region of the world by:
    • Identifying the needs of nurses (members/nonmembers) and other stakeholders within the region that fall within the mission of Sigma, and recommend how Sigma can support meeting those needs
    • Increasing the visibility and credibility of Sigma in the region
    • Building professional relationships, strategic alliances, and identify partnering opportunities for Sigma
    • Supporting strategic relationships and promoting collaboration between Sigma and key stakeholders
    • Researching, analyzing, and providing data regarding country-specific educational standards, licensing, regulations, and other applicable topics/areas
  • Assist with regional programs/events, in collaboration with Regional Coordinator
  • Implement or expand existing Sigma headquarters-coordinated programs, events, and projects within the region
  • Provide advice regarding implementation of GAPFON recommendations within the region
  • Recommend options for future, expanded Sigma regional presence

How are the Global Regional Councils structured?

Sigma has identified the following nine Global Regional Councils:

  • Global Regional Council Africa
  • Global Regional Council Asia
  • Global Regional Council Europe
  • Global Regional Council Latin America and Caribbean
  • Global Regional Council Middle East
  • Global Regional Council North America West (Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Global Regional Council North America Central (Regions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • Global Regional Council North America East (Regions 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
  • Global Regional Council Oceania

Global Regional Council members to include:

  • Sigma Chair 
  • Regional Coordinator
  • Chapter/region appointed representatives
  • Sigma Board representative
  • Other regional experts based on based on goals of the Global Regional Council

How can the Global Regional Councils help my chapter?

Global Regional Councils support achieving Sigma’s mission to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.  The Global Regional Councils will benefit chapters by providing the opportunity for:

  • Greater Sigma visibility within the region to make recruitment easier
  • Support of in-region programs that increase member engagement and increase retention
  • Increased engagement of healthcare leaders for broader collaborative chapter opportunities


Please direct any questions to the Global Regional Council Coordinator at