Meeting Highlights March 2021

From the Boardroom

Board Highlights March 2021

The following notes highlight discussion and action from the March 6-7, 2021 CAMFT Board of Directors meeting, held virtually.

Preparing for a Post-COVID Therapy World:

The Board discussed the importance of helping CAMFT members prepare for a post-COVID therapy world. The Board participated in a robust brain-storming session, envisioning strategies to best support members during this transitional time. CAMFT will determine the most relevant and important strategies to assist members moving forward.

Financial Report:

The Board reviewed the 2020 financials and the 2020 audit. While operational revenue was behind plan, expenses were approximately $1,300,000 less than plan, resulting in an overall net operational revenue of $644,106 -- a variance from budget of approximately $700,000. The independent audit was positive and found no issues with CAMFT’s finances. While other not for profit organizations and many businesses struggled during 2020, CAMFT was able to adjust operations to minimize potential risks, and at the same time leveraging our investments to take advantage of a very volatile market.

Strategic Priorities Update:

The Board was updated on CAMFT’s progress on the current strategic priorities, including scope of practice, supporting chapters, and social policy.

  • Scope of Practice – The Board was updated on the status of scope of practice legislation, including no opposition to date, and support by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Chapters – An update was given to the Board regarding the progress on chapter assistance including membership development, leadership support, and overall chapter engagement.
  • Social Policy – The Board was updated on the progress of the statements on racism, culturally responsive training, and domestic violence, which are currently in development.

Additional Discussion:

The Board reviewed the changes to the Chapter Agreement that will be forwarded to chapters in the coming weeks.

The Board reviewed CAMFT’s 2019-2024 Strategic Framework and how to prioritize topics that have become more significant over the last few years.

The Board discussed the future and possibility of hosting in-person meetings. Staff will begin to identify possible mechanisms and safety assessments for hybrid meetings and events.

The next Board meeting will be held on June 5-6, 2021. This meeting will be held virtually.