September Board Meeting Highlights


By Dave Dickson, FCIA
CIA President

After a very busy summer for many councils and committees, the Board had a packed agenda full of complex discussion items at its September 20–21 meeting. Extending the meeting to two days from the usual one allowed more time for strategic discussion of many of those items.

Here are some highlights from the meeting:

This was the first time I chaired a CIA Board meeting and I found it gratifying to juggle items and deal with the issues around a full agenda. We addressed all our items and the Board was fully engaged in the discussions, which resulted in a very productive meeting.

We did identify some areas for improvement; changes we will implement at our next meeting. As an example, we will better frame future agenda items so that Board members know in advance whether they will be asked to make a decision, provide input, or if the item is being presented only for information.

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Dave Dickson, FCIA, is President of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

Canadian Institute of Actuaries/Institut canadien des actuaires