ILPA has launched a new and improved member service: the ILPA Member Forum.
Replacing the popular but increasingly unwieldy Google Group that was set up to provide a line of communication to members during the pandemic, the new Member Forum sets out to provide a better user experience and improved functionality for members. The existing Google Group will remain live till the end of January 2024.
The new ILPA Member Forum will provide a new community space for ILPA members to chat, get advice, and share best practice. Conversations can be allocated to specific working groups or topics; users can like comments, or “follow” insightful practitioners; and there is an improved ability to flag and moderate incorrect or offensive comments.
The Forum was developed following an extensive period of research which informed our approach, including interviews with ILPA members, membership surveys, case studies, and user experience best practice.
Jonathan Griffin, ILPA CEO, said: “I am delighted to be launching the new ILPA Member Forum. In an era of increasing uncertainty, it is a key ILPA priority to be able to provide a safe and secure space for immigration practitioners to discuss challenges with a like-minded audience, and to provide them with a service that is easy to use and reference at a future date.”
He added: “We welcome any feedback from users over the coming days and weeks.”
To join the Forum, please follow the below steps (please note, the Forum is a member-only benefit; if you are not an existing member of ILPA, find out more about membership today):
1) Email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org with “ILPA MEMBER FORUM” in the subject line, with your full name and work email address in the email body
2) Please allow 24-48 working hours* for email verification and approval
3) You will then receive a welcome email from the new Member Forum which will provide login instructions and access
* Our working hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Any questions? Please email us at email@example.com with FORUM in the subject line.