Board Knowledge: Knowledge of the Alpine Club of Canada, board responsibilities and governance best practices
Understands ACC’s functions and capabilities. Understands responsibilities and liabilities as a Director and Board member. Knowledgeable of governance best practices and processes. Experience with/knowledge of climbing, understands the broader environment and trends that may affect the sport.
Analytical and problem solving skills
Uses common sense, balanced reasoning, knowledge and experience to debate and arrive at best conclusions and decisions. Can deal with ambiguity and complexity comfortably. Makes decisions objectively that optimize the relationship between risk and reward..
Integrity: Possesses high degree of ethics, integrity and accountability
Responsible, conscientious – can be relied on to act and speak with consistency and honesty. Maintains confidentiality and upholds high ethical standards, including avoidance of conflicts of interest
Gives and receives information clearly. Listens seeking to understand; makes others feel heard. Can communicate feedback in a clear and logical manner verbally and in writing.
Ability to support effective and efficient Board operation
Strives for consensus, but also values diverse opinions. Can identify and diminish ‘group think’ tendencies and recognize decision-making biases in Board discussions. Can oversee the organization without being involved directly in the management process.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Experience with and/or knowledge of the climbing community
Experience with/knowledge of climbing, understands the broader environment and trends that may affect the sport.