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Call for Volunteers (Board of Directors)

DPI is actively seeking candidates to fill vacancies on its Board of Directors. We encourage those who are passionate about supporting the advancement of the DPI organization to consider submitting their expression of interest.

What’s Involved?

  • Time Commitment: Active participation in one Board meeting per month (2 hrs); and involvement as a Director or Coordinator of one of DPI’s Portfolio (e.g. Program, Sponsorship, Technology, Logistics, etc.), which can require on average 4-6 hours per month and includes considerable email volume. Participation in breakfast seminars, Advisory Council meetings (Directors only) and PDW Week.
  • Departmental Support: Board members are encouraged to obtain senior level support to allow for the desired commitments. Volunteer work with DPI is an excellent addition to learning and development plans.
  • Term: Board Members are expected to participate for a 2-year term.

Opportunities are available at both the Director and Coordinator levels in various teams.*

Major Responsibilities for Director Major Responsibilities for Coordinator **
  • Accountable for Portfolio and as a voting member of the Board
  • Attend Board Meetings & provide regular portfolio updates
  • Attend Breakfast Seminars and provide portfolio support
  • Attend Professional Development Week (PDW) in May and provide portfolio support
  • Prepare and execute a work plan of activities for the portfolio throughout the year
  • Manage portfolio budget
  • Maintain portfolio documentation & Project plan
  • Attend Advisory Board meetings and provide updates as required
  • Attend Sponsor Wine and Cheese Event (November)
  • Act, as required, in the absence of the Portfolio Director
  • Attend Board Meetings & support the Directors regular portfolio updates
  • Attend Breakfast Seminars and provide portfolio support
  • Attend Professional Development Week (PDW) in May and provide portfolio support
  • Assist in preparing and executing a work plan of activities for the portfolio throughout the year
  • Assist in managing the portfolio budget
  • Assist in managing the portfolio documentation & Project plan

*Most portfolios comprise of a Director and a Coordinator

** Note that the role of coordinator is also for the purpose of succession planning and to ensure continuity of programming

In your submission please indicate which of the following portfolio’s are of interest and best aligned with your skills:

Administration Portfolio

Responsible for the provision of administration support to the Association of Public Sector Information Professionals (DPI) and for coordinating the registration of delegates for the seminar series and for the Annual PDW Learning Event.

Affiliate Services

Responsible for coordinating and communicating all activities with Departmental Representatives on behalf of the association, as well as overseeing the Bring Your CIO to Breakfast (BYCIO2B) event and all Benefit Partnerships.

Communications

Responsible for strategic development and management of DPI’s brand and communications products and for increasing our target audience’s awareness of DPI and DPI events through the use of social media, web content, surveys, speeches and other products.

Finance

Responsible for the provision of financial support including workings with accountants, banks, and auditors to the Association of Public Sector Information Professionals (DPI).

Logistics

Responsible to the Board of Directors for providing Logistical requirements (space and food) and support for the Association related to meetings, seminars, PDW and other events.

Program

Responsible for the delivery of the professional development program throughout the year which includes breakfast seminars and the Annual PDW Learning Event. This includes selecting keynote speakers and managing the selection of seminar/workshop presentations in alignment with theme and budget.

Sponsorship

Responsible for obtaining and managing sponsorship relationships for the Annual PDW Learning Event.

Support Services

Responsible for providing and managing volunteers to support both the breakfast seminars and the Annual PDW Learning Event.

Technology Services

Responsible to the Board of Directors for providing Audio Visual requirements and support, as well as email administration services and support, and all technological equipment for the Association.

Web

Responsible for ensuring the www.dpi-canada.com web site and the DPI mobile application meet the needs of DPI Board and Affiliates. Liaise with third party web development vendor to implement required changes, perform quality control of deliverables and usage monitoring.

Appointment Process

If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the Board,  we encourage you to submit your expression of interest by May 31, 2020. If you are unable to access the google form, please contact info@dpi-canada.com.

Please visit our website to learn more about the current DPI Board of Directors.

About DPI

The Association of Public Sector Information Professionals (DPI) is a volunteer not-for-profit Canadian organization. We promote the development of public sector professionals and the effective application of Information Management and Technology (IM/IT) in the Federal Government of Canada and other public sector jurisdictions. This knowledge serves to influence the greater information management (IM) and the information technology (IT) communities through the application of shared best practices. As enablers of many services offered to Canadians, the impact is felt there too. Without the time and dedication of our volunteers throughout the year, DPI would not exist. Some of our volunteers work behind the scenes throughout the year, developing and promoting DPI.

DPI has an impressive track record of providing low-cost professional development. We provide our affiliates with exposure to a wide range of leading industry speakers and information professionals. We are continually striving to offer the best value for your training dollar by providing leading edge reviews on topics relevant to Information Professionals.

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