Start your own Liquor Accord – Part 2

Train in RMLVYou may have remembered us talking about the principles of liquor accords recently.  This week, we look into what a steering committee is and what it means for your venue.

One of the first goals you should implement when establishing a liquor accord is establishing a steering committee.  The main role of this committee is to drive the development of the Accord.

Some of their key responsibilities include:

  • Forming committee composition

  • Determining the Accord area

  • Gathering relevant key data, including a list of all liquor outlets by type, offences committed, and problem locations

  • Identifying key local issues

  • Identifying and inviting the participants to the Accord

  • Coordinating meetings

  • Ensuring inclusive communication across all stakeholders

  • Coordinate promotion of the Accord

  • Developing an evaluation plan

  • Preparing a draft Accord document for review by participants

  • Identifying strategy options for review by participants

  • Coordinating strategy implementation

For a Steering Committee to work effectively, it must have the full support of Accord members.  Accord participants must be willing to contribute time and resources in order for strategies to be implemented effectively.

Secondly, the Accord must nominate an Accord Coordinator to act as the central driving force of communication and management of the Accord.

Some of the Accord Coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  • Creating a communication plan. You can achieve this by regular meetings, newsletters and emails

  • Creating a report that monitors Accord incentives and report to stakeholders

  • Delegating tasks to Accord participants

  • Ensuring that the Accord remains relevant

You can find out more about liquor accords through RMLV training.  Make sure you check our RMLV page to find the closest course in your area.