The Rehabilitation Community is open to anyone with a personal and professional interest in advancing rehabilitation services around the world. This includes, but is not limited to, clinicians, researchers, educators, students and health systems administrators from all rehabilitation backgrounds and capacities.
The easiest way to invite friends and colleagues to join the Rehabilitation Community is by using the Email Invites feature.
Click on your profile name in the top right hand corner of the page to access the drop down menu. Select ‘Email Invites’ to open the ‘Send Invites’ page.
Type the names and email addresses of all the persons you would like to invite to the platform, there is no minimum or maximum number of persons that can be added to the invitation.
The Invitation email is already formatted to include the subject and text of the email that will be sent. You can edit these with additional details and information if you wish.
When you have completed all the fields, click ‘Send Invites’ for all your invitees to receive their invitations via email.
In addition to the automatic invitations, we highly recommend that you also reach out to each of the people you wish to invite to the platform via email or phone call. This gives you the opportunity to explain in more detail the benefits of joining the community and your experience on the platform so far. It also allows you to highlight specific groups that may be of interest to them.
If writing an email invitation, you might also like to include:
- A link to the Rehabilitation Community.
- Your personal experience and impressions of the Rehabilitation Community. Include the groups you are part of and what you see as the ultimate purpose of the groups.
- Reasons why you think they would benefit from joining the Rehabilitation Community. How you believe they would add value to other members.
- The name and details of any specific groups you think they may be interested in joining.
Inviting others to join a group
Once you are a member of a group, you can invite others to join the group as well. Note that only existing Rehabilitation Community members can be invited to join groups, if you wish to invite someone to join the Rehabilitation Community see more information about inviting others to join. Also worth noting is that some groups may not allow members to invite others to join – check the group settings with your group Organiser.
To invite Rehabilitation Community members to join a group, go to the group page and click ‘Send Invites’ on the groups header bar.
On the left hand side of the page, you can search the list of Rehabilitation Community members and click the + button next to their name to add them to the invitation. You can add as many members as you like to a single invitation.
There is also the option to customise your invitation message, however due to the formatting of the email invitation, this message will not be clearly visible once received. In case you have any specific information or instructions to share about joining the group, it is best to send this via email or direct message.
Once you have added all the names of the members you wish to invite, you can send your invitation by clicking ‘Send’ on the bottom of the page.
You can track how many invites have been accepted by going to the ‘Pending Invites’ tab, to the left of ‘Send Invites’.