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AGM AND LUNCHEON PRESENTATION 2021

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AGM AND LUNCHEON PRESENTATION 2021

We have missed you and look forward to the day we can all be together in person again! To remain safe we have made the decision to continue with virtual meetings for now.

Date: Tuesday, October 5 2021

Time:  11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: The virtual meeting will be held utilizing MS Teams. A link will be sent to all registrants prior to the meeting.

Agenda 

1.  11:15 Meeting opens

2.  11:30 AGM Call to order

3.  Approval of agenda

4.  Approval of minutes 2020

6.  Introduction of 2020-21 leadership team 

7.  Recognition of outgoing officers 

8.  President’s remarks 

9.  Financial reports 

10. Motions to dispense with financial audit and financial review for 2020

11. Election of Board members for 2022:

      a.  President-Elect

      b.  VP Finance

      c.  VP Marketing

12. 12:00 AGM Adjournment

13. 12:00 Announcements and Introductions

14. 12:00-12:55 – Presentation

15. 12:55-1:05 – Comments and Q&A

Elections: This year we have three board positions coming open for the 2022 term:

For more information on the specifics of each role, please see the positions Policies and Bylaws

If you are not familiar with our chapter elections process, here is a refresher:

We accept nominations for open positions until one week prior to the AGM; this year that is September 28. This gives the nominating committee enough time to prepare the list of candidates. All nominations should be communicated to Barb Cross (Immediate Past President) at pastpresident@pminorthsask.com. Nominations should include a brief bio as well as a statement of your experience related to the position.

Candidate information will be published to the membership one week prior to the AGM.  At his/her discretion, the president will interview all candidates prior to the election.

The new board appointments take effect January 1, and new board members go through transition and training over the fall.

Presentation Topic: Stories, Observations and Lessons Learned:  Wanuskewin’s experience with COVID, while on the path to UNESCO

Speaker: Darlene Brander CEO, Wanuskewin

Speaker Biography:  Ms. Darlene Brander is the Chief Executive Officer of Wanuskewin Heritage Park, an internationally acclaimed northern plains Indigenous interpretive site that is home to more than 6,400 years of history. Ms. Brander oversees all of Wanuskewin’s operations including overseeing the execution of Wanuskewin’s four pillars.  These four pillars signify the most extensive development campaign in the organization’s history and include:  1) Elevating Wanuskewin to an international centre of excellence in education, preservation and interpretation of Indigenous arts and culture, 2) Preservation of the Opimihaw valley, protection of the Park’s unique ecology and biodiversity of the land 3) Returning bison back to the park and 4) UNESCO world heritage designation. The CEO capacity allows Ms. Brander to honour Wanuskewin’s past, thrive in the present, and realize it’s future. A Band Member of the Red Earth Cree First Nation, Darlene holds a B.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan, as well as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation.  An active community member, Ms. Brander sits on the Saskatoon Tourism Board. She is a past Chair of the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners.

Presentation Overview: Darlene will be speaking on how Wanuskewin dealt with COVID via stories, observations and lessons learned.  Each stories and observation will focus on different areas ranging from how Wanuskewin completed its building renovations and expansions to observations on the impact of the hybrid workplace.  As a result, there were critical lessons learned that has changed the way Wanuskewin works.  Join Darlene as she shares Wanuskewin’s experience with COVID, while on the path to UNESCO. 

Presentation Learning Objective: Facilitating a culture of resilience and innovation complimented by vision are key strategies that can be applied when organizations deal with change.

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