The Central Planning Team
The Central Planning Team (CPT) consistently crafts fresh and creative approaches for carrying out SAAN’s mission. Our 8 committees each oversee a different aspect of the organization that supports SAAN's ambitions. Through immense collaboration, the Central Planning Team successfully hosts year-round events and the annual conference.
What We Do
Each of our committees plays a vital role in ensuring that we operate at our highest potential so that we can provide enriching experiences for our campus and community audience.
Directors oversee the collaboration and execution of each of the other committees, ensuring that the Central Planning Team is functioning to its full potential. They act as a resource and provide guidance to every committee, and facilitate and encourage communication within the Central Planning Team. In doing so, they constantly re-craft the organization’s vision and help the organization carry it through.
Logistics chairs ensure that SAAN operations run smoothly and efficiently. They know what needs to happen, when it needs to happen, and where it needs to happen. They are responsible for coordinating the details of SAAN’s annual conference as well as organizing and managing events and workshops throughout the year.
Community Engagement and Events
Community Engagement and Events chairs plan large-scale events that explore intersectional identities and themes. These events events are designed to promote visibility for the many shared experiences of students and encourage collective action across communities. Along with this, they will maintain and extend SAAN’s relationships with academic departments, SAAN alumni, and organizations on and off campus.
Marketing chairs creatively communicate SAAN's visions through a variety of media and shape the way others see SAAN on campus all year. They transform SAAN's goals into something physical and tangible by visually conveying the ideas of Central Planning Team.
Programming chairs are responsible for planning SAAN’s annual conference. They implement Central Planning Team's vision by reaching out to speakers and designing workshops. Their aim is to create a conference that appeals to a diverse array of participants interested in social justice.
Education & Dialogue
Education & Dialogue chairs host dialogues and workshops relevant to issues within the South Asian community. Their role is make social justice knowledge and awareness more accessible to students across campus as well as cultivate an environment of learning and personal growth for Central Planning Team.
Small Groups chairs are responsible for recruiting, selecting, and training a team of facilitators for the annual conference. They help facilitators develop basic facilitation skills and promote a passion for social justice through a series of trainings throughout the year.
Finance chairs are responsible for creating an overall funding strategy for the year and managing SAAN’s finances. This includes applying for grants and acquiring sponsorships from businesses around the community.