Role of the Board
The Board is responsible for setting strategic direction, developing policies and providing oversight of the College’s performance. Board members are guided by the following principles of good governance.
Transparent, objective, impartial and fair
The Board’s processes and decision-making are consistently in accord with the commitment to be transparent, objective, impartial and fair.
- Board members participate actively and honestly in respectful dialogue with colleagues and others with whom they are engaged.
- Board members listen to a range of voices and perspectives in developing a shared understanding from which to make a decision.
- Both systemic and individual conflicts of interests are acknowledged and managed.
- The Board takes responsibility for improving performance in areas that may have fallen short.
The Board’s actions are guided by a long-term strategy that reflects the needs and expectations of the public.
- Board members are innovative and creative in their work.
- Board members are knowledgeable about societal needs and issues and challenge themselves to make a positive impact by focusing work thoughtfully and effectively.
- Board members are practical and strategic in planning for realistic, measurable outcomes.
- Board members identify and proactively manage risk.
Informed, consistent, purposeful development
Board members identify the skills, experience and knowledge required to do their tasks effectively.
- The Board continually builds upon its collective ability to make informed, consistent decisions.
- As individuals and working groups, board members actively engage in ongoing improvement through purposeful and regular review and focused development.
Meaningful and authentic collaboration
The Board’s diversity of skills, knowledge and experience reflect the public it serves and the individuals it regulates.
- Board members embrace opportunities for meaningful and authentic collaboration.
- Board members work within a strong framework of patients, governments, health professionals, educators and health administrators to maximize their impact on the common good.
- Board members learn from issues that emerge in other organizations and communities in order to improve their own communication and decision-making.
Commitment to earning and maintaining the public trust
The Board acknowledges its ultimate accountability to the public and commit to continuously earning and maintaining the public trust.
- Board members seek to ensure all participants in their governance framework are clear on their roles and responsibilities.