BCI GPG Update - Volunteers Needed

  • 03 Sep 2021

Planning for GPG 2023 is now underway … and we need you!

The BCI is inviting applications from members (CBCI, DBCI, AMBCI, MBCI, and FBCI) who are interested in helping in the GPG 2023 project.  

Successful applicants will join the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) or one of the Working Groups (WG) set up for the project to update Good Practice Guidelines 2018 Edition.

Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

The “Technical Advisory Group” (TAG) will be a group of 8 members who will advise the BCI on the Technical Scope of the project and final technical content of GPG 2023. Members of TAG will not have any commercial association with the BCI e.g., be a Licensed Training Partner or LTP-associated Approved Instructor*.

6 TAG members will also lead one of the six “Working Groups” as the “Working Group Leader”.

1 TAG member will be the Leader of TAG, and the eighth will be the Editor-In-Chief.

The TAG Leader will be responsible for ensuring that delivery deadlines of tasks allocated to them, and any member of TAG are met.

The Editor-In-Chief will provide the final approval for the technical content of GPG 2023 under advisement of the TAG members and its Leader.

Working Groups (WGs)

6 Working groups will be set up to work on designated areas of the GPG, based on the scope and guidance brief provided by the TAG and BCI.

Working groups will be led by the Working Group Leader and will have up to 4 other BC practitioners. Working Group Leaders will be responsible for ensuring that delivery deadlines of tasks allocated to them, and any member of their Working Group are met.

Previous authors of the current sections of GPG 2018 Edition are welcome to work on each of the respective groups as members.

*The BCI will provide existing training partners and instructors an opportunity to give feedback and comments on each section of GPG 2018 and recommend changes based on their experience of communicating the content in the classroom. These will be shared with TAG for consideration.

What are the benefits of being part of TAG and WGs?

  • Participation in the prestigious project for the next update to BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines
  • Having name acknowledgement in GPG 2023 Edition
  • Opportunity to shape the direction of GPG 2023 Edition
  • Raising profile within the industry
  • Building network within the industry
  • Gaining experience and knowledge sharing with thought leaders from the industry
  • Giving back to the industry and community

What time commitments must you make as a TAG or WG member?

The TAG Team will be in operation from Oct 2021 to Oct 2022.

The WG Teams will be in operation from Jan 2022 to May 2022.

During the period of operation, TAG and WG meetings will be set up online (via MS Teams or similar) at times convenient to members’ time-zones. These will be to discuss and complete the allocated work  and to regularly update BCI.

At least one meeting will be held every fortnight, although there could be busy periods in the tenure where the Team Leaders deem necessary to have more frequent meetings. All WG and TAG members and leaders must commit to attend at least 75% of the meetings.  


Should you wish to be considered for the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) or Working Groups (WGs), please complete the short form at the bottom of the page and submit by 17th Sept 2021.

Once applications have closed, the BCI will review all forms and select members for both groups. BCI’s decision in the selection of the Technical Advisory Group and Working Groups will be final and at its discretion.

If you have any further question about any of the roles, please contact [email protected]

Applications for GPG 2023 volunteers has now closed.