Governance

The British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) was historically authorized under the Agrologists Act, a British Columbia statute, to govern the professional conduct of its Registrants. Since February 5, 2021, the profession has been governed by the Professional Governance Act (PGA) (SBC 2018). Persons who hold themselves out to be an Agrologist must be duly registered with BCIA under the PGA.

Statement of Governance and Management Philosophy - The Complementary Roles of the BCIA Council ("Council") and Management

The BCIA Bylaws stipulate two senior management positions: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Registrar. The Bylaws also provide that Council may, but is not required to, appoint one person to hold the dual role of CEO/Registrar. Council operates within a model that distinguishes between strategic leadership and operations/management. Council and the CEO/Registrar have distinct and complementary responsibilities in advancing the mission of the BCIA. Council provides the overall leadership and strategic direction for the Institute. It then delegates authority and responsibility to the CEO/Registrar to provide a broad degree of freedom to exercise responsibility and judgment to achieve the Institute's goals. The Council ensures that the BCIA's goals are clear, parameters and approval points are established, and evaluation criteria are mutually understood.

View the Governance Manual (below) for a complete description of BCIA Governance.

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