Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 4 2018 - Page 26

GOVERNANCE ... continued Diversity Research suggests that board member diversity is associated with better- performing organizations because diversity expands views on issues, options and solutions. Council identified the importance of having the following represented: • Physicians with diverse clinical experience • Geographical diversity • Diversity of perspective/ opinion • Diversity of age and career stage Board Recruitment (Hybrid model) The CPSO believes that a hybrid model (election and appointments) encourages physician engagement, while appointments based on competencies ensure that the board is comprised of a diverse group of people with a wide range of expertise, skills, knowledge and perspectives. Board Competencies Equal Remuneration Desirable competencies of board members include both specific skills and characteristics of board members. Characteristics include qualities such as being well-informed, strategic, energized and engaged. Skills include competencies in areas such as governance and organizational effectiveness, policy development, regulation and the public interest and specific fields (e.g., communications, finance, human resources, law, etc.). Board members will sit at the table because they have the expertise and competencies for effective regulatory governance. They will also carry a similar workload. Given this situation, it makes sense to pay all members equally. MD 2019 Council Award Recipients Congratulations to the following four physicians who have been chosen by the Council Award Committee to receive the 2019 Award: Dr. Marie Gear, Teeswater Dr. Michelle Hladunewich, Toronto Dr. Rayfel Schneider, Toronto Dr. Mark Spiller, Kirkland Lake 26 DIALOGUE ISSUE 4, 2018