Have you ever been interested in volunteering for the Council of the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta? Maybe you did not want to put your name forward in a public election or you were unsure of what experience was required. Now is the time to consider applying for a Council member position!
The College of Physiotherapists of Alberta (CPTA) is moving to a competency-based selection process for vacancies on Council rather than the previous election format. Council plays an important role in fulfilling CPTA’s mandate. Anyone interested in applying for a vacancy will complete an application form which includes questions about your skills, attributes, knowledge, and experience. The Governance Committee will review the applications, interview candidates, and make recommendations to Council for appointment.
Our goal with Council is to have a range of diverse perspectives represented, including both registrants and public members. We don’t expect any one individual to have all the competencies we are looking for; however, collectively as a team Council will have the attributes and competencies required for success.
Find out more about the Council Appointment process here.
Who We Need
CPTA has established a Council Composition Matrix. Serving Council members self-assess against the Matrix and data is used to identify areas where there are strengths and areas where there are gaps. CPTA’s recruitment priorities are informed by this assessment to fill gaps.
The Council Composition Matrix can be found here.
This year CPTA will be filling two vacant Council positions that will begin in June 2023.
In 2023, Council is interested in recruiting individuals who may have any of the knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas:
- Board Experience – Knowledge and experience as a board member.
- Financial oversight – Financial or accounting knowledge in understanding financial statements, budgets, and financial reporting.
- Strategic planning – Experience with setting longer term direction for an organization.
- Risk Management – Understanding of enterprise risk management and the need to identify, plan, and respond to organizational risk factors.
Council is also interested in recruiting individuals with diverse lived and professional experience including:
- Education – Internationally educated
- Region – Lives rurally
- Sector – Practices in the public or not-for-profit sector
- Culture – Diverse cultural and historical background and experiences
Do not be discouraged from expressing interest in serving on Council just because you only have one or two competencies listed in the matrix – you may be exactly who CPTA is looking for!
The College of Physiotherapists of Alberta’s mission is to safeguard and serve the public through effective regulation of the practice of physiotherapists in Alberta. Becoming a Council member allows you to lead and regulate the physiotherapy profession to ensure Albertans receive safe, effective, and quality physiotherapy care.
Volunteering for Council is a rewarding experience that allows you to gain valuable experience in leadership, governance, strategic planning, financial management, and many other areas valuable for personal and professional growth.
Regulated physiotherapists interested in a position on Council must complete the following education module. This module provides a high-level overview of the work of Council and the commitment required to be a Council member so you may make an informed choice should you decide to apply.
The application is available now. To apply complete the brief application process.
The application is an online form. This is the only format you may use to submit your application.
Click here to access the application form.
Deadline for applications is April 21, 2023.