The Council is responsible for the governance of the CLPNA and the oversight of the CLPNA’s management. The Council guides the strategic direction; evaluates the performance of the CEO; and approves and monitors the CLPNA’s objectives, policies, and financial results. The Council also approves all practical nurse education programs in Alberta.
Council membership consists of 50% regulated members (appointed in accordance with the Bylaws), and 50% public members (appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council pursuant to the Health Professions Act), and non-voting or ex officio members of Council (as set out in the Bylaws).
The President, elected by the Council from the regulated Council members, and the Vice President, elected by Council from the remaining regulated members or public members, provide leadership.
The Council is responsible for the overall general direction of the college through policy governance, including:
The Council does not manage day to day operations, or the means of achieving outcomes. Formally, the Council deals with the CLPNA’s business through the Chief Executive Officer.
The Council is responsible for the health and success of the CLPNA. Each Council member brings a unique perspective; however, there are key skills and abilities that will enhance the functioning of the Council so that it can perform its legislated mandate. Council members should, individually or collectively, possess the core competencies and skills outlined in the Competency Matrix.
Serving on Council requires a significant commitment to prepare for and attend meetings, committee work, governance education, and initial orientation.
The expected time commitment is approximately thirteen days annually, plus additional meetings as needed:
The reimbursement package includes an honorarium and travel expenses.