Z-COM Representative

Z-COM Rep District 49

Janet Ackerman is the first ZIN™ Community Council representative for District 49.  Z-COM is a representational board of ZIN™ Members, elected by their peers, designed to revolutionize the ways in which ZIN™ voices are heard, information is shared and communities are organized. ZIN™ Community Council Representatives in approximately 50 regions worldwide are elected locally and provided with training in the areas of communication, community building and support, distribution of information, dispute resolution and mediation techniques. Methods of regularly scheduled communications with the Home Office will assure the flow of accurate and useful information to and from our global community. A well- established ZIN™ leadership presence in regions throughout the world will support the following Council goals:

  • Improve the flow of information and resources to ZIN™ Members.
  • Direct ZIN™ Members to the Home Office and resource support team.
  • Improve the flow of information between and among regions around the world.
  •  Provide the Home Office with more accurate “culturally based” information so the nuances and needs of each region are better appreciated, resulting in effective, responsive support from the Home Office.
  • Create systems and tools to help local communities organize and communicate effectively, leading to greater individual success and fulfillment.
  • Provide the tools and training to create team building and avoid the occurrence of local disputes and misunderstandings.
  • Establish a simple and effective means of communication by utilizing Z-COM Groups on the Community Forum.
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of existing and future programs, affecting the ZIN™ Community.

Providing effective leadership is a core value of the Zumba® Instructor Network (ZIN™). Whether instructing a Zumba class to a small group of participants, organizing a local Zumbathon® charity event or helping to motivate and inspire hundreds of our fellow instructors toward greater personal and professional success, leadership is a core value of the Zumba Instructor Network.

As ZIN™ Community Council (Z-COM) Representatives, we are on the front lines to embrace and model the qualities of leadership for our communities. The journey begins here!