It is with regret that the Board of Directors of the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance announces that Dan Ralph will be stepping down next spring from his current role as Managing Director, a role he has held since 2011. While the organization is sad to see Dan go, his departure comes as a result of his decision to return to his management consulting practice in Ottawa. The Board wishes Dan the greatest of success in his future endeavours!

In announcing his resignation, Dan expressed his deepest thanks to the National Board, the Regions, the staff, key contractors and the membership at large for allowing him to represent and lead such a strong, passionate and professional member-based organization over the past 5 years. Dan stated that: “The CSIA has given me far more than I have given back to it…”

The Board of Directors would like to thank Dan for his dedication and leadership during the significant transformation that the CSIA has undertaken over the past 5 years. Dan leaves an organization that is stronger and better able to serve its members.

Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, the CSIA has enlisted the services of Groupe Conseil Fauré Leroux, a consulting firm that specializes in Organizational Development and Executive Search, to help conduct the process of finding Dan’s successor. Over the next several months, the Board will work closely with Fauré Leroux to identify the best candidate for the position of Managing Director and to ensure the positive momentum of the organization continues. Details regarding the search process and how to apply for the position will be announced soon.

The Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the training and development of professional ski instructors in Canada. It is a federally recognized teaching institution that trains and certifies ski instructors to best serve its partners such as ski schools and the Canadian skiing public.