CNAM is actively seeking participation from members to build the organization. Members who are interested in developing their leadership skills are encouraged to get actively involved by running for office on the CNAM Board of Directors and/or participating on CNAM committees.
CNAM Board of Directors
Each year, the Canadian Network of Asset Managers seeks enthusiastic candidates to stand for election to the CNAM Board of Directors. All member categories (except students) are eligible to run for office.
If you are committed to playing a leadership role in the community of practice for municipal infrastructure asset management, possess strong strategic management skills and are passionate about building CNAM as an association, please consider a nomination. The deadline for nominations is in March each year – watch your inbox for specific dates.
To serve on the CNAM Board of Directors, the following prerequisites and competencies are required:
- CNAM Member in good standing (any member category except student)
- Demonstrated leadership in the practice of asset management
- Previous board experience, or other related strategic management experience
- Support of your employer (financial support would be an asset to attend two annual face-to-face board meetings but is not required)
The CNAM Board is supported by five working committees focused on specific objectives. The committees are open to all CNAM members and members are encouraged to participate and share their expertise and enthusiasm.
Membership Committee – is responsible to recommend to the CNAM Board measures to increase value to CNAM members, improve administrative efficiencies and increase revenue for the organization.
Education, Research and Technical Committee – develops and offers education, alone or in partnership with other organizations, to enhance the capacity of infrastructure asset managers to use knowledge and tools in their functions. The committee engages in and supports research activities that will fill knowledge gaps identified by CNAM membership.
Conference Planning Committee – provides leading edge professional development to members through CNAM’s Annual Conference. The committee organizes host city and venue selection, programming, trade show/exhibits, sponsorship, marketing, volunteers and budgeting.
Awards & Recognition Committee – oversees and administers CNAM’s annual Tereo Awards recognizing excellence in asset management across Canada, including developing the criteria for the awards, managing the call for nominations and judging process and planning the awards ceremony which takes place at CNAM’s Annual Conference.
New Professionals Network – provides a comfortable forum for new professionals to actively contribute to the growth of CNAM and the Asset Management profession. The Network also plays an active role in supporting and introducing more young professionals to the field of Asset Management, and hosts webinars multiple times per year.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with one of the these committees, please contact Nzinga White, CNAM Business Services Manager, at email@example.com.