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LifeRing Online Meetings Support Roles

 

Empowering others on their recovery journey is incredibly fulfilling and can help to support your own recovery plan. Here's a quick breakdown of meeting support roles. To apply for these support roles, please review the following and complete the appropriate form linked at the bottom of this webpage. We hope you find this an enriching experience and one you look forward to every week.

 



Co-Hosts   (Zoom support)

Requirements: 

  • No continuous sobriety requirements. 

Experience:

  • Well versed in online meeting practices
  • Have a solid understanding of Zoom functionality and interface

A co-host manages the meeting backend functions including:

  • Let people into the meeting
  • Identify people who only want to listen
  • Mute mics as needed
  • Alert convenor of people who may want to share


Convenor Mentorship w/Convenor   (Convenor support)

Requirements: 

Experience:

  • Familiar with LifeRing fundamentals,
  • Well versed in online meeting practices, and
  • Have a solid understanding of Zoom functionality and interface

A vetted convenor mentorship participant with under 6-months continuous sobriety may:

  • Convene the meeting if an active convenor is in the meeting and willing to step in as needed
  • Respond to chat questions
  • Cut audio feed
  • Cut video feed 
  • Remove participant from room if behavior warrants


Co-Convenors without Lead Convenor Present  (Substitute convenor)

Requirements: 

Experience:

  • Familiar with LifeRing fundamentals,
  • Well versed in online meeting practices, and
  • Have a solid understanding of Zoom  functionality and interface

A vetted co-convenor with at least 6-months continuous sobriety may:

  • Convene the meeting if the convenor is unable
  • Respond to chat questions
  • Cut audio feed
  • Cut video feed 
  • Remove someone from the room if necessary
  • Convene a breakout room


Alternate
  (Alternate convenor)

Requirements: 

Experience:

  • Familiar with LifeRing fundamentals,
  • Well versed in online meeting practices, and
  • Have a solid understanding of Zoom  functionality and interface

A vetted co-convenor with at least 6-months continuous sobriety may:

  • Convene the meeting if the convenor is unable
  • Respond to chat questions
  • Cut audio feed
  • Cut video feed 
  • Remove someone from the room if necessary
  • Convene a breakout room


Convenor  (Lead convenor of a LifeRing meeting)

Requirements: 

Experience:

  • Familiar with LifeRing fundamentals,
  • Well versed in online meeting practices, and
  • Have a solid understanding of Zoom functionality.

A vetted convenor with at least 6-months continuous sobriety may:

  • Take over an existing meeting
  • Act as alternate convenor for an existing meeting
  • Convene as a substitute for existing meeting
  • Start a new LifeRing meeting
  • Mentor potential convenors

Definition Key   (what do we mean)

  • LifeRing Fundamentals: 3-S Philosophy and convening best practices outlined in HWYW Convenor Handbook
  • Sobriety: Complete abstinence from all alcohol and non-medically prescribed drugs
  • Continuous Sobriety:  The amount of time without a recovery misstep
  • Vetted: Has completed the appropriate co-convenor/convenor forms AND has met with the Online Meetings Regional Representative for final approval

Application Forms   (how to get the ball rolling)