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Board Nominations

Nomination Criteria

Each year, CPSA calls for nominations to its Board of Directors. CPSA is seeking applicants based on the following criteria:
  • Are experienced in the field of sales, sales management and general management
  • Bring a unique skill set, e.g. finance, PR, marketing, government affairs, etc., or bring experience of particular value to the Board.
  • Are recognized as current or future leaders in sales
  • May represent regional or gender balance
  • May represent a strategic segment of our membership that is important to the association
  • Represent large corporate, national sales force or small, medium sized (SME) business/enterprise
  • Have the ability to serve for a minimum of one two-year term and a maximum of three, two-year terms
  • Have the ability to eventually be considered for the role of CPSA Chair
  • Have demonstrated interest in the association by accomplishments as a committee volunteer
  • Are experienced with operating in an environment that defines the role of a Board as being focused in setting policy and establishing strategic direction
  • Have demonstrated through industry or community involvement good stewardship and governance
  • Have the ability to take on CPSA committee responsibilities
  • Work well as part of a team, contribute reasoned opinion and accept and support decisions reached by the Board
  • Are experienced working with a diverse membership and understand regional issues
  • Are able to commit the time and resources to serve on the Board and committees

Board Demands

As a board member, directors should expect the following:
  • There are generally four board meetings per year
  • Time commitment would be five days plus preparation time
  • In addition, board members may be expected to serve on committees or task forces

How to Apply to CPSA′s Board

If you are a CPSA member and are interested in serving on CPSA′s Board of Directors, please:
  • Complete 200 – 250 word outline that provides the Nominating and Bylaw Committee with an overview of experience and qualifications in relation to the above criteria;
  • Submit your CV;
  • Fill in the NOMINATION FORM with the required 25 signatures of members seconding the nomination;
  • The completed application, outline and CV should be sent to CPSA to the attention of:
    CPSA President & CEO
    Canadian Professional Sales Association
    655 Bay St., Ste. 400
    Toronto, ON M5G 2K4
    Email: hcopeman@cpsa.com
    Fax: (416) 408-2684


If members have any questions, call CPSA President Harvey Copeman, CSP, at 416-408-2685 or 1-888-267-CPSA (2772) or e-mail him at hcopeman@cpsa.com.