[Owasp-leaders] What is the difference between a volunteer and a leader?

Tiana Chandler tiana.chandler at owasp.org
Thu Jul 6 03:48:44 UTC 2017

Hi Tanya,

The OWASP Austin chapter, as well as other chapters, have a leadership
board, whether they be called a "board of directors" or just "leadership
team".  Having specific roles, with clearly defined expectation of those
roles, goes a long way in helping to engage those volunteers in the success
of the chapter.  See the OWASP Austin Wiki page, under the "Chapter
Leadership" tab, for example of the roles we have in place -
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Austin#tab=Chapter_Leadership.  Ideally the
coordinator/director roles would seek out other volunteers who help
accomplish activities specific to that role (i.e. having a conference
planning committee).

I hope this helps.  Feel free to contact me directly with any other

Tiana Chandler
OWASP Austin Chapter Leader

On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 9:28 AM, Tanya Janca <tanya.janca at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm writing to all of owasp's leaders to ask how you decide when and how
> to promote a volunteer to a leader.  The Ottawa Chapter is extremely lucky
> this year to have found several excellent volunteers, some of which are
> quite dedicated and hard working.  We want to encourage them to become
> leaders.  I don't mean have the title of OWASP Leader, I mean to become an
> equal partner in the leadership of our chapter (but also the title) .  To
> start new initiatives.  To define what our chapter is and what it will
> become. To be more than just a regular volunteer.
> How  do other chapters decide this? How do you handle this?  What's the
> difference between a regular volunteer and a leader?
> You can send messages directly to Sherif and I, or share with everyone.
> Thank you all!
> Tanya
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