So You Want to Be an OAVT Director?
If you are considering nominating yourself or another RVT for an OAVT Director seat, you may be hesitant if you don't know much about the actual role of an OAVT Director. OAVT Directors have an impact on the future of the RVT profession. OAVT Directors are RVT leaders, elected by their peers to accurately and justly represent the best interests of the Association while protecting the interest of the public by regulating the RVT profession, granting the professional RVT credentials, and setting & maintaining the standards of the profession.
Responsibilities of the OAVT Board include:
- Help direct the organization with respect to its mission statement and organization goals
- Protect the interests of the general public
- Listen to and reflect on issues raised by the members and to act in accordance to the best interest of the organization as a whole
- Communicate and work effectively with the Registrar and Executive Director
OAVT Board members also receive significant benefits including but not limited to:
- Invaluable leadership, management training and experience
- Opportunities to grow as an individual and develop skills that will benefit you both in your present and any future career paths
- Ability to positively impact the OAVT, its members and adherents
- Honourary attendance at the OAVT Conference paid for by the Association
- Honorary OAVT yearly membership dues
- Reimbursement of travel expense for attending scheduled meetings as determined by operational policy of the Association
- Continuing education recognition available as a volunteer while serving in a Director role and/or participation in committees (Please see continuing education policy)
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