Why an Executive Director for CPHRNB?
2016 promises to be an exciting year for CPHRNB members at a chapter, provincial, and national level. Our five CPHRNB chapters have been working hard to provide educational and networking opportunities that help members to reach their professional goals. At a national level, the Canadian Council of Human Resource Associations (CCHRA) is in a state of transition. Ontario’s recent decision to leave our national association was a shock to the system and put the future of CCHRA at risk. However, through strong leadership and the collaboration of the remaining provincial member associations and the addition of Quebec as an associate member of CCHRA, our national association has a renewed sense of purpose and focus. Although significant work and challenges remain, there is a sense that we will look back on 2016 as a positive turning point in CCHRA’s history.
CPHRNB has set several goals for the upcoming year. We plan to be fully engaged in shaping CCHRA’s new strategic direction ensuring that New Brunswick’s HR professionals have an equal voice at a national level.
Despite the tireless efforts of several chapter and provincial volunteer board members and an Executive Administrator (Solange Gagnon) who is nothing short of amazing, the Provincial Executive believes that in order to take that next step as an Association, we need to hire an Executive Director. CPHRNB’s strong financial position provides the flexibility to bring on this additional resource.
The Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the association, executing the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will support the Board in fulfilling its governance function, serving its members, generating revenue and supporting the growth of the human resources profession in New Brunswick.
The ED will also collaborate with the other member associations in CCHRA to move the HR profession forward. The ED will work with the Chapters and will also act on the results of our membership survey to find new ways to bring value and services to our members. The ED will provide consistency to CPHRNB’s leadership and enable the development of closer relationships with our members, colleges, universities, other HR groups and employer associations to name a few.
CPHRNB looks forward to announcing the appointment of an ED in the spring and thanks the entire membership for their continued support.