International Council on Archives / Conseil International des Archives
Margaret works for ICA as Deputy Secretary General on a consultancy basis two days a week. She is primarily responsible for advising and supporting the VP Programme and the Programme Commission on all matters pertaining to ICA's professional content. She acts as Secretary to the Programme Commission, giving guidance to the Programme Officer and coordinating volunteers who have roles in the professional programme function. She prepares the agenda, reports and documentation for PCOM meetings, and edits and disseminates minutes. Margaret works with the relevant committee or team to develop themes for annual Conference and Congress and advises on mechanisms and processes for calls for papers and selection of speakers for conference programmes. She oversees the project register, administration of PCOM calls for papers, project proposals and bursary schemes, preparation of text about programme activities for publication on the ICA website and in Flash, and updates to the PCOM workspace. She also coordinates with regional branches, sections and expert groups in relation to professional activities. In 2017 she will be focusing on the development and implementation of ICA’s training and e-learning policy and strategy. As DSG Margaret attends ICA governance meetings and provides support, advice, written reports and professional expertise. She supports and deputises for the Secretary General as directed by him.