Are you interested in making a valuable contribution to your profession ?
Do you want to gain experience and insight into professional health regulation issues, including registration, inquiry, discipline, quality assurance, patient relations, legislation and finance ?
Are you interested in learning more about the Health Professions Act and the College bylaws and in gaining some insight into the legal process ?
If so, now is the time to consider serving on the College Board.
Registrants are encouraged to accept nominations for the three vacancies on the 2016 Board. The terms of office are three years for three positions.
Board members are leaders and decision makers. Clarity of purpose, goals, roles and expectations, as well as trust, mutual respect, honest communications and collaborative relationships are essential to effective board and organizational performance. The following leadership responsibilities have been adopted by the Board for your reference as you consider nominating or being nominated.
Strategic Intent –Sets and drives the strategic direction for the College
- Actively communicates the College vision to registrants.
- Engages external stakeholders to support the College’s strategic direction.
- Actively contributes personal perspective to important issues.
- Focuses on governance of the College, not on management of operations.
- Takes abroad perspective towards emerging opportunities and challenges.
- Encourages the use of performance measurement to drive improvement.
Personal Effectiveness – Works to improve personal effectiveness and performance
- Clearly demonstrates the CTCMA values (i.e. Honesty and Integrity, Fairness, Transparency, Quality, Confidentiality, Privacy, Accountability, Responsibility, Approachability, Openness, Effective Communication, Engages external stakeholders to support the College’s strategic direction.)
- Uses awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses to improve contribution to the College.
- Delivers on commitments.
- Makes principled and ethical decisions, even if they are sensitive or controversial.
- Solicits feedback regarding personal performance.
- Maintains confidentiality.
- Demonstrates a sense of humour.
Engaging Others – Builds and maintains rapport with others to enhance working relations and to improve overall organizational effectiveness
- Creates an environment of trust where people feel encouraged to actively communicate and contribute.
- Welcomes differing perspectives and opinions.
- Actively seeks input from others.
- Adapts personal style to match differing needs of registrants.
- Willingly collaborates with others to achieve desired results.
Communication – Effectively communicates with a broad range of stakeholders
- Actively listens to others’ opinions and ideas before providing own advice and counsel.
- Shares knowledge and expertise to strengthen Board performance.
- Openly communicates thoughts, wants and feelings.
- Communicates key issues and concerns in a timely fashion.
- Uses a communication style and method that is most effective for the situation.
- Presents information in a coherent, clear and timely manner.
Decision Making – Uses a systematic approach to problem solving and decision making. Bases decisions on best available information.
- Assesses problems based on short and long-term impacts on the College.
- Evaluates the results of past decisions to guide future decision making.
- Explores the root causes of the issue or challenge, not just the symptoms.
- Uses the College’s established strategic direction as a framework for decisions.
- Makes decisions in the best interest of the College.
- Stands behind Board decisions even if they are not his/her primary choice.
Public Focus – Demonstrates a commitment to serving the public interest.
- Works to understand the needs and requirements of the public in relation to the College.
- Demonstrates dedication to meeting expectations of the public.
- Acts with the best interest of the public in mind.
- Navigates effectively through challenging situations that involve College registrants and the public.
- Works diligently to gain the trust and support of the public.