Committee Knowledge and Skills Required

Several Committees of the College have identified additional knowledge and skills needed for individuals wishing to join their committees. This is because of the specialized work that they undertake on behalf of the Council and the College.

Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC)
Role: The ICRC receives and reviews complaints about the conduct or competence of Registrants of the College. They are a screening committee to determine if the alleged conduct likely occurred and whether a referral for a hearing is warranted. Knowledge and Skills[1]: Strong sense of ethics.Familiarity with legislation/standards and ability to navigate them.Ability to identify and prioritize issues/concerns.Critical thinking/analytical skills.Succinct writing skills.Ability to communicate effectively and clearly (both in writing and orally).Risk management skills.  
Discipline Committee (DC) and Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC)
Role: The DC & FTPC are managed as a single committee with dual roles. The Committees hold hearings into a Registrant’s conduct when there are allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence or when there is a concern about whether a Registrant is incapacitated.Knowledge and Skills: Critical thinking – ability to analyze information presented by the parties and make a decision about it, especially during a contested hearing.Attention to detail.Working well as a team (panel) member.Ability to clearly communicate their ideas/thoughts.Appreciation of rules and regulations and ability to follow the rules set by the legislation/College.  
Audit Committee (AC)
Role: The Audit Committee works with and receives the reports of the independent Auditor who annually reviews the College’s financial statements on behalf of the Council to render an opinion on their likely veracity.Knowledge and Skills: A good understanding of the generally accepted accounting principles for the not-for-profit sector.Ability to read and comprehend financial statements and ask questions to ensure accountability of College management.  
Risk Committee (RC)
Role: The Risk Committee provides oversight on behalf of the Council to the Colleges Enterprise Risk Management program. It works closely with the College’s Chief Risk Officer to ensure that potential risks are identified, mitigation strategies are developed and implemented and a process of on-going review of the effectiveness of these strategies is undertaken.  Knowledge and Skills: A thorough understanding of the principles of and processes for organizational risk management.A good understanding of the principles of good governance in the not-for-profit sector.
Governance Policy Review Committee (GPRC)
Role: The GPRC reviews questions surrounding the Council’s governance policies and leads Council discussions about those policies and amendments that may be needed. It also develops or screens new proposed policies.Knowledge and Skills: A thorough knowledge of a policy governance model for Boards of Directors, preferably with a detailed understanding of the Carver model.  
Standards Committee (SC)
Role: The SC establishes and maintains the standards of practice of the profession on behalf of the Council of the College.Knowledge and Skills: An understanding of what standards of practice of a profession are and the place they hold within the regulatory framework.An ability to develop standards and undertake consultations of stakeholders to understand potential impact of new standards or changes to existing standards.

[1] These are in addition to the knowledge and skills set out here.