Resources for Division & Forum Leaders

You've decided to hone your leadership skills by becoming a division or forum officer. Volunteer & Membership Activities Department wants to ensure you have what you need to do the job. On this page are links to guides and resources that will help you understand your responsibilities, manage activities, program meetings, and more. Find members using the AIChE Engage directory.


Resources and links for division and forum leaders.

Division/Forum Officer Update Form [New]

Go to Council of Division & Forum Officers

Division/Forum Officers' Resource Guide

Division/Forum Brochure




Communication tools for division and forum leaders.

New Member Welcome Letter Template


The divisions and forums are responsible for their own activities, i.e. establishing membership dues, scheduling events, presenting awards etc. and contracting as necessary with suppliers of goods and services in accordance with AIChE’s system of internal control. 

Division/Forum Financial Manual - provides a description of the procedures and policies of management responsibility between AIChE and the volunteer officers of the divisions and forums.

Check Request Form

Petty Cash Reimbursement Form


Everything you need to know about awards - from plaques to monetary prizes.

For more than ten years, Picture-It Awards has produced AIChE's Institute, division/forum, committee and special recognition plaques.

How to order award plaques

About monetary prizes and checks


The PC is responsible for organizing and conducting all annual, special meetings of the Institute, and for coordinating with other technical societies in respect to joint meetings.

Programming Committee (PC)

Insurance Certificate Request Form

Get a Division/Forum Website

AIChE provides its organizations, volunteers, and staff with a platform for deploying websites. This platform includes website hosting and a Content Management System (CMS), provided at no cost. Click the links below to learn more.

How to Apply for a Website

Change or Add Web Maintainer

How to Post/Edit a Website

Best Practices

In an effort to identify AIChE's divisions and forums best practices, CTOC, CEOC and CAST have developed the documents listed below to help AIChE leaders build a solid foundation by creating a comprehensive review of duties, activities, and recommended practices that can be adapted to the needs of any organization.

Division/Forum Best Practices (As developed by CTOC at the 2003 Leadership Development Conference)

CEOC Volunteerism Best Practices

CAST Best Practices

Forming a New Division/Forum

Step-by-step guidance on forming a new division or forum.

Guidelines for Establishing a Division

Division Bylaws

Guidelines for Establishing a Forum

Forum Bylaws

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