KnowledgeNet Chapter Chair Roles and Expectations

KnowledgeNet Chapters bring the local privacy community together through free educational meetings and networking activities. They give members the opportunity to meet peers in their local area, learn something new, and earn free continuing privacy education (CPE) credits. To learn more about this opportunity, please see the KnowledgeNet Chapter Chair Resources page.

KnowledgeNet Chapter Chair Expectations

KnowledgeNet Chapter Chairs are expected to:

  • Organize quarterly educational meetings for local members featuring a relevant topic and engaging presentation or discussion
  • Organize at least 2 casual networking activities for local members and guests
  • Secure a knowledgeable speaker or diverse panel
  • Work with local organizations to donate meeting space
  • Guide new co-chairs and other volunteers
  • Be advocates for the IAPP in their local chapter


KnowledgeNet Chapter Chairs are required to:

  • Serve a two-year term
  • Attend and actively contribute to planning
  • Promote their local chapter activities through social media and personal networks
  • Promote the privacy profession by ensuring their chapter meetings and activities meet members’ needs

Selection criteria

There are typically four KnowledgeNet Chapter Chairs per location, balanced, to the extent possible, by experience, industry sector and location. Considerations for selection include:

  • Current IAPP membership in good standing (maintained throughout term)
  • Recent KnowledgeNet Chapter meeting attendance
  • Existing or past leadership roles within the IAPP
  • CIPP, CIPM or CIPT certification is an advantage
  • IAPP conference attendance


Volunteering as a KnowledgeNet Chapter Chair is a meaningful way to contribute your time, energy and expertise to helping build the privacy profession locally and give members great opportunities in their area. You’ll also gain:

  • Recognition as a leader in the local privacy community
  • Two continuing privacy education (CPE) credits per year


How to Apply

The submission period for 2019 KnowledgeNet Chapter Chairs is now open. If you have any questions please contact Regyn Lawry, Member Engagement Coordinator.