The Council is the governing body of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta consisting of Licensed Practical Nurses elected from each of the seven CLPNA Districts, plus the President. In addition, the Health Professions Act requires the provincial government to appoint three public representatives to sit on this Council and represent the views of the people of Alberta.
If you would like to contact the Council Member for the district you reside in, contact the CLPNA office at email@example.com and a message will be forwarded to the appropriate member.
Council Member Duties
The Council is responsible for the overall general direction of the College through Policy Governance. The Council is responsible for:
The Council does not manage day to day operations, or the “means” of achieving outcomes. Formally, the Council deals with College business through the Chief Executive Officer.
An ideal Council Member has the following characteristics:
Term of Office
The terms of office of each Council member is three (3) years starting September 1 of the year of election, and may be renewed once, with the exception of those Districts affected by the Transitional Plan (CLPNA Bylaws, Appendix A).
Attendance & Honorarium
Serving on Council requires a significant amount of time to prepare for and attend meetings, committee work, preparation, ownership linkage, board education, and initial orientation.
The time commitment expected from a Council member is approximately as follows:
For a total of approximately thirteen (13) days attendance per year plus any additional meetings as needed.
Travel expenses and an honorarium for meeting attendance is provided.
Former CLPNA President Ruth Wold, LPN, has said that what she found rewarding about her role on Council is that it enables her the ability to impact change for her profession. It allowed her the ability to see the bigger picture of nursing nationally and what is happening in nursing and healthcare across Alberta.
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