Subdivision Leadership Resource Center


Meet your INFORMS Subdivisions team

Beth West 
Sections and Societies

Chelsea Teimoori
Chapters, Student Chapters and Forums

Welcome Officers!

Congratulations on your recent election as a community officer within INFORMS! We appreciate your willingness to devote time and expertise to this position. Our communities provide valuable and important contributions to our members and INFORMS so we want to do all we can to help you excel in your new role.

Below, we’ve highlighted several resources that you will find helpful in your new role. 

Guides and Handbooks

Provides information to help support leadership responsibilities and make your respective community successful. Included are numerous templates, contacts, task lists, FAQs, staff information, and more. 

Designed to answer the most frequently asked questions regarding the approval process and administration of INFORMS-sponsored and co-sponsored conferences.

The goal of this document is to provide guidance for communities to create their own best practices Policies and Procedures (P&P) documents to manage their awards.

Please complete this form if your subdivision is interested in creating a new award.  Forms must be submitted to and reviewed by the Subdivisions Team. 

Graphics and standards for the INFORMS and Subdivisions logos.

Report of effective practices from among and across the various INFORMS subdivisions.



The Chair/President of each Subdivision must complete and return a Conflict of Interest Policy to the Subdivisions Team.

INFORMS launched an anonymous conduct and ethics hotline, which ensures that anyone wishing to submit a report anonymously or otherwise can do so. We have arranged to have a third-party, Operations Inc, conduct any investigations required.

The INFORMS Code of Conduct applies to all INFORMS activities, including committee and subdivision meetings and calls, virtual conferences, in-person conferences, webinars, sessions, tours, receptions, and any other events.

Officer Webinars

Chapters/Fora Officer webinar
Section/Society Officer webinar
Powered Productivity: Tech Tools and Tips for INFORMS Community Officers

Please click below for more detailed information on:

Sections and Societies 
Student Chapters

Subdivisions Council

The Subdivisions Council is charged with establishing effective communication between the subdivisions and the INFORMS Board. Council members are selected by subdivisions members. The Chapters/Fora Committee provides support to the VP Chapters/Fora and the Sections/Societies Committee provides support to the VP Sections/Societies.

Subdivisions Council volunteers are a vital part of achieving our goals and making a difference. In the past the council has played a large part in many accomplishments within INFORMS. Some of these accomplishments include:

1) Chartering new Student Chapters
2) Creating and approving of new Sections, Societies, and Regional Chapters
3) Creating a Diversity Initiative within INFORMS
4) Promoting the creation of Ethics Guidelines
5) Creating and making permanent a subdivision as a member benefit