January 2017 Newsletter
Call for Nominations for Board Positions
There are six vacancies on the board of directors as member at large for the 2017 - 2019 term
The Board governs the organization and manages its affairs in order to meet the organization’s mandate, to regulate dietetic practice in the interest of Nova Scotians. It functions according to relevant legislation, regulations, bylaws, and policies. The Board maintains the most beneficial allocation of resources while advancing the organization's objectives. The Board defines in its strategic plan what is to be accomplished consistent with the capabilities of the executive manager and committees to achieve these goals, and carries out its job with discipline, emphasizing strategic direction rather than short-term issues, policy rather than single events, and group rather than individual decisions.
Participation on the Board is an opportunity to
- contribute to the leadership and decision-making that governs the organization,
- learn about professional self-regulation,
- practice competencies not normally performed in your area of practice,
- add professional experience to your resume, and
- enable getting to know dietitians in a variety of practice areas from around the province.
Varying experiences and perspectives contribute to worthwhile discussion and effective decision-making on any board. An orientation session presents an overview of self-regulation, board meeting procedures, and governance policies. Typically, directors can expect to attend three in-person meetings throughout the year (held on a Friday evening and Saturday), an in-person meeting the day before the AGM, and occasional meetings by conference call. Ideally, nominees have a good understanding of professional self-regulation and are committed to decision-making in the public interest. The member at large attends and contributes at all board meetings and may participate on a board committee which meets periodically by conference call.