Board of Director Call for Nominations
There is one position (three-year term of office) available this year.
Closing date for nominations: 4:00 p.m. Friday 04 March 2022
- Must be eligible voting members* in good standing with the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta and
- Must be nominated by two eligible voting members in good standing with the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta.
- Must agree to accept, uphold, be governed by, and support the by-laws and objectives of the Association.
Completed forms must be received at the PAA office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday 06 March 2020.
*eligible voting members – Full, Life, ECP, and Out of Province Members
About the Board
PAA has a policy governance board – essentially our board directors are responsible for making decisions, setting policy, solving problems, planning, and evaluating this, our professional association. These are volunteer positions with 3-year terms and there are 4 meetings yearly.
The benefits of serving on your professional association board of directors include a profound sense of engagement, enhanced status within our profession, and the opportunity to acquire robust leadership skills.
Expectations of PAA Board Members
Attendance & Participation
Attendance and preparations for scheduled Board functions are necessary. Meetings are scheduled well in advance. Board members are expected to attend all planned meetings, to have reviewed any related material in advance, and to participate in an active manner. Attending at least 80% of Board Meetings/Functions are expected as is yearly completion of the confidentiality agreement and regular declarations of conflicts of interest.
Board members are responsible for the association’s welfare, including fiscal stability. Every board action taken is on behalf of all PAA members with the privilege and the responsibility to act as temporary stewards of this association. Fulfilling this responsibility means:
- Knowing the Budget
- Being familiar with the budget process
- Reviewing the Annual Audit & Financial Policies
- Reviewing Financial Reports
- Asking questions as needed
Advocating for Psychology and PAA
As board members, we are advocates for the profession and the association. This role includes encouraging PAA members to get involved in our association, recruiting new members, keeping the board and CEO informed of issues & opportunities you see for PAA & for the profession, & keeping colleagues informed about PAA activities.
In addition to the things that Board members are required to do, there are a number of things that Board members are encouraged to do:
- Read PAA publications, listen to our podcasts, submit articles for Psymposium, & suggest topics, themes, & authors for publications
- Make every effort to attend & support a majority of PAA non-board functions as representatives of the organization.
- Attend the CPD events, help introduce presenters, & network with participants at breaks, luncheons, & receptions & dinners.
PAA offices will be here to assist you with all the questions you might have regarding joining the PAA Board of Directors.
email: Ada (PAA Governance Officer) or call 780-424-0294 (TF: 1-800-424-0297)