Global Regional Council

Why were Global Regional Councils created?

Global Regional Councils serve as regional champions for Sigma. Members of the Global Regional Council 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. They bring regional concerns to the forefront, help identify actionable items, and help spread the word about the essential work 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:
    • Identify the needs of nurses (members/nonmembers) and other stakeholders within the region that fall within the mission of Sigma, and recommend how Sigma can empower chapters and members in meeting those needs
    • Increase the visibility and credibility of Sigma in the region
    • Build professional relationships, strategic alliances, and identify partnering opportunities for Sigma
    • Support strategic relationships and promote collaboration between Sigma and key stakeholders
  • Assist with regional programs/events, in collaboration with Regional Coordinator
  • Implement or expand existing Sigma headquarters-coordinated programs, events, and projects 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 appointed representatives

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
  • Help spread the word about current Sigma initiatives to inform members of the resources and benefits of their membership

How can Global Regional Councils receive sponsorship funding? 

Up to US$5,000 is available to all global regional councils by meeting specific criteria and submitting an application..

What responsibilities do we have after the event?

Per the Sponsorship Funding Application, the Global Regional Council awarded the funding must complete and submit a Sponsorship Funding Post-Activity Report  to Sigma headquarters within 60 days after the activity is completed.



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