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04.17.2018
Call for nominations - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Water Polo Canada is extending an invitation for nominations to all individuals interested in serving on the Board.

The Water Polo Canada Board of Directors oversees the policies of the Association, the budget, produces a strategic plan and reviews that plan often to ensure objectives are met. All actions are conducted in a businesslike fashion. Individuals who apply for a Board position should be aware that it is a policy governance Board and Directors will be expected to be responsible for or participate in certain portfolios.

The calendar leading to the elections, as stated by Water Polo Canada’s Bylaws:

5.6 NOMINATION PROCEDURE

At least sixty (60) days prior to the AGM, the Board shall issue a written call for nominations for the positions of Director.

a. The call for nominations shall be sent to all members of the Board and to each affiliated Provincial/Territorial Section.

b. Nominations for positions of Director shall be received in writing by the Standing Nominations Committee at least 30 days prior to the AGM

c. Fifteen (15) days prior to the AGM, WPC shall deliver a copy of the nominations received to members of the Board and to each affiliated Provincial/Territorial Section.

Hence the calendar for Board of Directors nominations will be

  • April 17th: Call for Nominations
  • May 17th: Deadline for nominations
  • June 1st: Nomination list's publication
  • June 16th: Elections at AGM

The 2018 Nominating Committee members:

  • Paul Fritz-Németh, WPC Director & Committee Chair
  • Ariane Clavet-Gaumont, WPC Director
  • Mylène Turcotte-Fitzgerald, WPC Staff

The Board as it stands today is composed of the following individuals:

Name

Title

Term ends

Conrad Hadubiak

President

2019

Josée Lanouette

Vice-President

2018*

Kevin Freedman

Director

2018*

Paul Fritz-Németh

Director

2019

Kathleen Dawson

Director

2018*

Ariane Clavet-Gaumont

Director

2019

Vacant

Director

2018*

Vacant

Director

2018*

Vacant

Director

2019

Vacant

Director

2019

There are seven (7) positions (*) open: six (6) Director Positions and the position of vice-president of the board.

Water Polo Canada’s 2017-2018 Board is 50% female. In order to maintain parity, WPC encourages interested female candidates to send in their nominations.

The Board is strongest and most effective when the following core competencies are represented on the Board, with each Director contributing knowledge, experience, and skills. Above all, Directors must understand the duties and responsibilities of a board of directors. Directors should, ideally, possess special knowledge, skills, or experience which would assist the work of the Board. Finally, Directors should be financially literate and familiar with processes for evaluating organizational performance.

Below is an outline of the role and responsibilities of Board members and skills and knowledge required:

1. Role and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

  • Articulate and communicate the vision and priorities
  • Commitment to the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic orientations
  • Ensure ethical conduct of the organization
  • Ensure financial responsibility and viability of the organization
  • Manage the relationship with senior staff
  • Serve on Board Committees and contribute to special projects of the Board
  • Monitor the ongoing progress of the organization
  • Maintain overall stewardship and governance of the organization
  • Other duties as described in the organization’s bylaws. ( BY-LAWS )

2. Qualifications and experience

  • Experience serving on a Board of Directors (not-for-profit and/or for-profit)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and passion for excellence
  • Knowledge of governance and ‘best in class’ organization practice
  • Strategic thinker, team player, and great communicator
  • Experience developing policy
  • Qualify to hold a position as a Director according to the organization’s bylaws. (BY-LAWS)
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Sport System and/or water polo

3.Specific Skills and Knowledge for Water Polo Canada Board of Directors (collectively)

  • Knowledge of water polo and the Canadian sport system
  • Financial and risk management
  • Appreciation of athlete and coach needs
  • Strategic thinking/planning
  • Human resources
  • Objectivity and judgement
  • Marketing and communication
  • Fundraising
  • Management
  • Leadership and team building
  • Diplomacy and advocacy skills
  • Writing and presentation skills

3. Responsibilities of Board Members

  • Attendance at the AGM each year (Friday to Sunday inclusive)
  • Attend monthly Board meetings (2-3-hour conference call on a week day night)
  • Attend other meetings as required
  • Attend competitions in local area
  • Complete tasks as required from minutes of meetings and other committee tasks
  • At least 5 – 10 hours per month depending on other roles
  • Term of office is two years

4. Time Commitment (President)

  • All of the Director’s time commitment plus 10+ hours a week
  • Attend occasional meetings usually in Ottawa, Montreal or Calgary

5. Benefits

  • opportunity to actively contribute to Canada becoming the number one water polo nation and be part of a special sport community
  • opportunity for personal and professional development

Submission of nomination

Each nomination

  • must be submitted in writing
  • must include the name of their sponsoring member if applicable
  • must include a motivation letter including areas of expertise/interest
  • must state any potential conflict of interest*
  • must include a résumé.

The nominees must declare any conflicts they may have as stated by WPC’s Conflict of Interest Policy . Included as potential conflicts are having a relative on one of the National Team Programs and/or being a PSO Board member and/or being a Club Board member. All elected Board members must adhere to the Board Member Code of Conduct.

Please send nominations to the following email address: nominations@waterpolo.ca.

Should you have any questions regarding the Board of Directors and the nomination of individuals for this Board, please feel free to contact any member of the committee. Thank you for your diligent attention to this important matter for our organization.

 
 
 
 

 


 
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