Inaugural Board Expression of InterestNov 3, 2020
About the role
The inaugural board members will join the Develop and Grow Association Steering Committee and will form the Joint Steering Committee. The purpose of the Joint Steering Committee is to oversee the development of the foundational plan to establish a stand-alone nursing association. Once the Joint Steering Committee has assisted with their role of the support and advice, the inaugural board will become a functional nursing association board and the Joint Steering Committee will be disbanded.
- Facilitate and enable discussion by providing subject matter expertise as it relates to their role;
- Use reasonable judgement in identifying which factors are important to their analyses, recommendations, or actions;
- Encourage and support open dialogue and consensus decisions;
- Prepare for and actively participates in Committee meetings; and
- Address action items as assigned.
The first eight (8) months of membership you will be involved in, but not limited to, the following activities:
- Development of the legal framework (e.g. Part 9 (not-for-profit) company or society) and associated articles/memorandum of association and bylaws,
- Establishment banking, financial and infrastructure functions,
- Development of governance policies and bylaws for the new society.
The term to serve a minimum of two (2) years, the first eight (8) months setting up the Alberta nursing association foundation. Meetings will be scheduled virtually once a month for a minimum 1 – 2 hours. To facilitate the activities there may be review of materials prior and following meetings.
Aspirational Qualities and Criteria
- Trusted and inclusive provincial voice for the profession of nursing in Alberta
- Embrace cultural safety and diversity
- Collaborative and embrace change
- Lead and inspire with passion
- Open and transparent relationship builder
- Action oriented and challenge positive
- Regulated nurses (RNs, NPs, LPNs, RPNs) in good standing in Alberta, retired nurses and current nursing students
- Passion for the profession of nursing and interest in advancing key policy issues that impact nursing practice and the public
- Keen interest in nursing leadership
- Prior board experience considered an asset but not mandatory
We are pleased to announce the inaugural board members for the new Alberta nursing association.
The expression of interest was open to all nurses, student nurses and retired nurses in Alberta.
We received limited response from licensed practical nurses (LPN), however we welcome candidates to represent the LPN profession. LPNs can express their interest by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@nurses.ab.ca.