Chapter Leader Handbook (OLD)

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Chapter Leader Handbook

This handbook aims to guide new and experienced chpater leaders in leading an active chapter community.

How to Generate Interest

  • Hook up with local information security organizations, such as ISACA and ISSA.
  • Set up and maintain an individual mailing list te send out targetted chapter invitations. These direct mails tend to generate more response than a mail to the local OWASP mailing list.

How much Meetings should be Organized yearly?

This depends on the activity level of the local OWASP members. There should be minimum 4 events per year.

Chapter Meeting Check List

The following checklist should aid you in organizing individual chapter meetings:

  • Set appropriate date and timing
  • Speakers and topics
  • Location and sponsor for the meeting
  • Create invitation text on chapter page
  • Add chapter meeting to news list on OWASP home page
  • Send mail to Andrew to list in the next monthly mailing
  • Send invitation to the local OWASP mailing list
  • Send invitation 3 weeks prior to meeting to local contact list
  • Send reminder 5 days prior to meeting to local contact list and the OWASP mailing list

Chapter Meeting Template

This template you can use on your chapter page for listing chapter meeting details:


Fill in date and timing


Fill in place


  • 18h00 - 18h30: Welcome, get drink & sandwiches?
  • 18h20 - 18h40: Fill in


  • 18h45 – 19h00: Fill in


  • 19h00 - 19h55: Fill in

        Presentation + Discussion?

  • 20h05 - 21h00: Fill in

        Presentation + Discussion?