'Fit for purpose' means that structures and processes:
- Promote and progress the CSP vision and strategic priorities
- Support member engagement
- Enable appropriate strategic decision making
- Reflect good practice and value for money
Council has tasked a small, short life governance working group to manage some of this work. The group has three members: vice president Alex MacKenzie is chair, and is joined by two other Council members: Sharon Greensill and Beverley Harden.
Work to date has included an assessment of current arrangements and practice, consulting with CSP committee members, country boards and English regional networks, as well as learning from other membership organisations (including those with trade union status). This informed the development of five governance models presented to Council in December 2016 (see the Council paper below).
In December 2016 Council considered possible future models, identifying a preferred model with a Council of about 12 members and a small supporting committee structure. However, this sort of significant change must be agreed by the CSP membership. This will be done formally at the Annual General Meeting in November 2017. However, members are involved at each stage of the review to inform and shape its work. The CSP Council will consider detailed proposals for a new governance structure at its meetings in March and June 2017 and future Council papers will be posted on this page.