Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 7:00 pm

AGENDA - REVISED

A recording of the Agenda is available at 604-257-8507.

Presentation Slides 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  1. Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday, January 14, 2008 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
COMMITTEE REPORT
STAFF REPORTS
  1. Queen Elizabeth Park - Observation Tower Public Process
    Staff report dated January 16, 2008 for the Board's consideration of A or B.
MOTION

The following motion was put forward by Commisioner Holden at the meeting of the Board held on Monday, January 14, 2008:

Whereas the success of any organization is dependent on employee engagement, which is the intellectual and emotional connection that an employee has for his or her job, organization, manager, and co-workers that in turn causes that employee to apply additional effort to his or her work;

Whereas employee engagement is driven by organizational factors such as (1) the degree to which the employee feels trusted, (2) the day-to-day content and routine of the employee's job, (3) how well the employee understands the organization's goals and how he or she helps reach the goal, (4) opportunities for career growth and development, (5) relationship with one's manager, etc.;

Whereas an engaged workforce will provide superior public service to taxpayers;

Whereas it has been at least ten years since the last employee survey was conducted;

Whereas the Vancouver Public Library is currently acting on their recent comprehensive employee engagement survey, which can inform the Vancouver Park Board process;

Whereas an externally administered, confidential and anonymous survey is essential in gathering feedback on how to improve the functioning of the Vancouver Park Board;

Whereas the Board values continual improvement in governance, management and operation of the Vancouver Park Board;

Therefore be it resolved that staff report back by Spring 2008 with a proposal for a full Vancouver Park Board employee engagement survey to be conducted in 2008 including a budget, survey timeline, and follow-up actions.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

NEXT MEETING: Monday, February 11, 2008 at 7:00 pm.

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