Board Nominations OLD

2018 Call for Interest: Directors-at-Large (CLOSED)

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s Board of Directors has two upcoming vacancies for Directors-at-Large.

We need your help inspiring skilled colleagues to apply so members have a strong pool of candidates to vote on in the 2018 election! This is your chance to influence the composition of the CFPC’s Board of Directors. Perhaps you are interested in serving in a leadership position or you know a colleague who would be great and might just need a bit of encouragement to apply. All applications are welcome, though preference will be given to those who meet the following criteria to ensure a balance of skills, experience, and geographic representation among all Board members. For this election, we are seeking family physicians who have:

  1. Research experience
  2. Legal knowledge
  3. Governance experience
  4. Health policy/political role experience
  5. Financial experience
  6. Experience serving on the Board of a CFPC Chapter, including as an Officer
  7. Experience as a family physician with added competency (including a Certificate of Added Competence) in one of the CFPC’s seven acknowledged areas of enhanced skills

These seven skills, listed in the order of priority, need to be covered collectively by the new CFPC Board Directors—not necessarily by one individual.

In addition to addressing the competencies listed above, the Nominating Committee takes seriously its responsibility to provide candidates who represent diversity in terms of gender, geography, community of practice, fee structure, and career cycle.

For the 2018 Board Election the Nominating Committee is encouraging applicants who represent some or all of the following attributes and practice scenarios:

  • Cisgender or transgender women
  • Atlantic Canadians
  • Mid-career
  • Francophones
  • Frontline care providers with direct patient interaction
  • Community-based
  • Fee-for-service practice structure
  • Emergency department care providers

If you are interested in being considered for a CFPC Board Director position but don’t fit the descriptions above, we still encourage you to apply. Let us know you’re interested. We endeavour to address our priority “gaps,” but it is not always possible. In addition, the Nominating Committee retains the applications of those who are not chosen in a given year and reconnects with the individuals in future years to confirm ongoing interest in being considered for a vacancy. The Nominating Committee is always looking to create the strongest collective Board with the candidates it presents to members.

What is required from you to signal your interest in a Board Director position?

If you are interested in applying for a Director position on the CFPC Board of Directors, please provide the Nominating Committee with the following information by March 31st:

  1. Please complete the online application form. (View the contents of the application here before entering the online form.)

  2. Please submit your resumé to Sarah Scott, Director of Governance and Strategic Planning, at [email protected].

  3. Please ask two individuals who know you well and who are CFPC members to act as your references. The most useful submission is a personal letter that relates to the questions in the Board Director application. Please request that the letters be submitted to Sarah Scott, Director of Governance and Strategic Planning, at [email protected].

  4. Send a message to Sarah Scott at [email protected] containing the contact information for your references (names and email addresses).

What can be expected during this process?

As an applicant you can expect feedback from Sarah Scott regarding the status of your application. The Nominating Committee will review the applications, score them, and develop a short list of applicants to interview. Interviews will be conducted by video conference on Friday, June 1st, and the morning of Saturday, June 2nd. Applicants will be informed of whether they are being forwarded for member consideration in the 2018 election by July 1st.

It’s important to note this rigorous process is meant to assist the Nominating Committee in getting to know those who are interested in Board positions and enable the Committee to develop the best list of candidates possible.

Candidates must be available to participate in video conferences during which CFPC members can ask any questions they have prior to voting. These video conferences are scheduled for:

  • October 15th at 10:00 a.m. (ET)
  • October 18th at 12:00 p.m. (ET)
  • October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Questions? Please contact Sarah Scott at [email protected].

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