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Skills Required for Council and Executive Board

These are guides both for those seeking election or considering the nomination of a candidate for election to the new Council, and those expressing willingness to serve on the Executive Board.

It should be noted that the CA regards all positions on the Council, the Executive Board and its working committees as important.

The main difference is that Council is focused on establishing the appropriate achievable goals and monitoring the outcomes whereas the functional committees must focus on getting things done.

Getting the right people into the right jobs is a very important part of the new structure.

Council

Role

The role of Council is to direct the CA's activity through strategy, policy and scrutiny. It will not run croquet on a day to day basis. It particular responsibilities will be:

Skills

The qualities of a strong candidate for Council would include many of the following:

Time Commitment

Executive Board

Role

The Executive Board will be charged with running croquet in accordance with the 'high-level policies' established by Council. It will not be obliged to seek further approval from Council but it will be accountable to Council for its compliance with CA Policy. Its members (apart from the Secretary and Treasurer) are appointed by the Council. To avoid overload and conflicts of interest, it is expected that the membership of the two bodies will be largely distinct.

Skills

The qualities of an ideal member of the Executive Board and its sub-committees will vary depending upon the assignment but many of the following will be ideal:

Time Commitment

 

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