When you apply for the Roving Chief Executive Program, EASA’s staff will notify those existing groups that are seeking new members. It’s also possible that new groups will be put together. In either case, we try to achieve the following:
- Sufficient geographic distance between members to avoid competitors.
- Regional proximity to keep down transportation costs.
- Good personal chemistry among group members.
To assure that no competitors are assigned to your group, an EASA staff member will review with you the names of all those in your prospective group. (Once a group has been formed, its members establish meeting dates and agendas and decide how to maintain their membership policies.)
If you feel the initial selection process was unsuccessful for your group, you may ask to be assigned to another group after the first meeting. If you decide to remain in a group, you will be asked to sign its charter and commit to attending six to eight more meetings of that group over the next several years. This way each member of the group will host one meeting. After that, groups may redefine their charters, change their membership, or disband.