Call for Board Nominations

IntNSA is issuing a call for nominations to fill 3 Director at Large positions. Directors serve a 2-year term that begins at the end of the 2022 Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Calgary Hotel i this Oct 25-28 in Calgary, Canada. Self nominations are encouraged.

General Qualifications For Board Positions

Any regular member in good standing is eligible for nomination and election provided you can demonstrate you’ve been a good citizen to the society as demonstrated by participation in activities such as volunteering on the educational conference committee or other committees, or board members of FAN or ANCB. Prior experience on the board is not required. In addition to being a member of the society in good standing, the qualifications for director should include previous service to the society to include, but not limited to, conference attendance, service on a committee or task force, presentations at the annual conference, and/or other service as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

General Considerations for IntNSA Members Considering Board Office

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Have a working knowledge of IntNSA’s history, mission and goals.
  • Working knowledge of bylaws and policies.
  • Knowledge of the continuum of substance use and addictive disorder, prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.
  • Commitment to maintaining a strong organization that is responsive to our membership.
  • Ability to handle IntNSA business with tact, enthusiasm and commitment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to motivate workgroup members.
  • Ability to take responsibility and follow through on assignments.
  • Ability to work well with people.

The nominating committee will review the eligibility and qualifications of each nominee. The Nominating Committee or Board of Directors may reject any nomination if either deems the nominee to be not appropriately qualified.

Director at Large

  • Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings.
  • Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.
  • Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time.
  • Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
  • Gets to know other board members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.
  • Participates actively in the board’s annual evaluation and planning efforts.
  • Provides active role in organizational leadership and advisement.
  • Contributes to the formulation and oversight of policies and procedures.
  • Engages in financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget.
  • Contributes to evaluation of management staff.
  • Actively promotes the organization.
  • Active engagement in society evident by prior Board service, committee member or chair, officer of Chapter, presentation(s) at annual educational conference of the society.
  • Demonstrated commitment to addictions nursing, through professional or volunteer service.
  • Ability to listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually and in a group.
  • Willing to prepare for and attend board and committee meetings, ask questions, take responsibility and follow through on a given assignment, contribute personal and financial resources in a generous way according to circumstances, open doors in the community, and evaluate oneself.

Key Dates

  • Aug 5 – Deadline for nominations.
  • Aug 12 – Deadline for notifying nominees of their eligibility to run.
  • Aug 19 – Notice of vote and ballot will be sent to eligible members.
  • Aug 31 – Deadline to submit ballot.



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