The Executive Directors and the BC Societies Act
The new BC Societies Act is in force as of November 28, 2016.
The Act says that once that happens, you have two years to transition your existing constitution and bylaws onto the new Registrar’s system.
Regardless of when you make that transition, as soon as the Act comes into force, your society must operate in accordance with the new Act.
As the Executive Director, you sit in a unique position. One of your roles is to support your board as they go through the change process and another is to ensure that your society is able to comply with the Act.
In this workshop, Claire Rettie and Ann Moskow, who did the training on the provisions of the new Act, will walk you through the Act and flag key areas for you.
In this workshop they will:
define areas within the bylaws that can be addressed by senior staff without impinging on board business;
support you in setting objectives and planning for this work, and
offer an approach for developing new bylaws that meets the needs, complexity and capacity of your organization.
Ann Moskow is a Certified Management Consultant whose company TransformAction Consulting (Ltd.), focuses on strategic governance and strategic change. Ann has more than 35 years as a consultant, including extensive experience with the current Society Act. She’s helped new organizations develop their constitutions and bylaws, societies that were merging create consolidated versions to fit their new society, and established societies bring their constitutions and bylaws up to date.
Claire Rettie, MA CPCC is the Interim Manager of Learning and Development for Volunteer Victoria and the principal of Borealis Coaching | Consulting (Ltd.). Claire has been a consultant and leader in change and transformation for close to 30 years. Her non-profit portfolio includes strategic leadership, planning and board governance initiatives for local, national and international organizations. Since 2010 she has been teaching Improving Non-Profit Governance with Dalhousie University.