Your Invitation to Leadership: Nominations for the BCODN Board & BCO Committee Now Open!

Your Invitation to Leadership:The BCODN is looking for a few new board members for the 2016/2017 year. 

I am proud to be able to tell you that you have a wonderful Board of Directors at BCODN. They are a group of dedicated, smart, capable, and frankly, enjoyable people. We have carried on the new format of having two people for some positions and have found it to work very well.

We do have a few leadership positions available: Vice-President, Professional Development Co-Chair,  Logistics Chair, and BCO Committee positions. In addition, our positions with one (1) year terms are coming to a close. This is true for the President, Secreatary, and Treasurer. For each role, the previous Chairs have expressed interest in staying on the Board, but the positions are considered open if you want to be nominated for one of those roles. Standing for those roles are: President - Adrienne White; Secretary - Resham Vasandani; Treasurer - Katherine Marlow.

These  board positions and opportunities await for members who want to network, learn, and give back to the community. There are other benefits to being on the board or on committees that I'd like to tell you about.

If you  have interest leadership positions, I invite you to email me directly at Only current BCODN members can be nominated. (Not a member yet? Join here.)

Best regards,

Adrienne White
BCODN President

PS: Hold the date! Our AGM on June 22nd will be followed by an information-packed series of rountable sessions. You won't want to miss it!

Information about the nomination process:

Deadline for submissions: 11:59 pm June 19th, 2016 

The Board comprises up to 10 volunteers committed to improving BCODN and the practice of OD in BC. We invite you to nominate a BCODN member or yourself to participate on the Board. 

How is a Director Involved?

Directors collaborate with each other to shape BCODN and its activities for a term of two (2) years. Directors gain satisfaction from helping create a strong professional presence for OD in BC. Directors, being more intimately involved with the network, will also have many opportunities to meet, share with and learn from other OD professionals.

The contribution of each Director depends on individual interests, talents, and the agreed-to role. Each Director agrees to take on a role or area of responsibility (e.g. Treasurer, Program Chair, Membership Chair, Communications Chair, etc.).  Roles are confirmed during a planning session in the summer and are aligned to our common goals and practices.

A Director’s level of involvement ranges depending on his/her role. You can expect at least four (4) hours a month for communication activities (emails and other correspondence) and/or scheduled Board meetings (which average 2 hours per month). On average, Directors may spend up to ten (10) hours a month on BCODN business and/or attending events.

The Nomination Process

Only current BCODN members can be nominated. (Not a member yet? Join here).

To nominate a colleague or yourself, please submit the following in an e-mail to :

1.    Your name and contact information

2.    Your nominee’s name and contact information

3.    A brief professional biography of the nominee (first 200 words will be published), and why he/she/you would make a great director.

4.    A digital photo (which will be published).

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