Rebecca believes that an essential part of life – is service to others – whether that be on a School PAC or the Board of an independent Montessori school, a Canadian disability management certification body, a local sport organization or a municipal health and safety association. Knowing that one’s time and energy benefits the greater community is a true gift.
All BCMSA members know what a SMS is and the need for the structure to be in place, so that it can be understood and buy-in can occur. This is the same for the BCMSA Board. Clarity comes from good governance, solid budgets, plans and policies, insightful dialogue and sound decision making. This clarity is the foundation from which the BCMSA is able to provide the exceptional products, services and support to its members.
With so many municipal OHS Professionals being soloists in their organizations, collaboration is essential for our employees, their families, friends and loved ones, and our industry. Sharing is also essential for our learning. There’s no better way to expand our knowledge and critical thinking than to hear and see how various colleagues tackle the same OHS challenge! “Alone we can do so little – together we can do so much” – Helen Keller.
As an introvert by nature, being in the spotlight takes some courage. For any OHS Professional, sharing your documents, recommendations or opinion on a professional forum or during a round table takes courage. Personal and professional growth – as one has to admit that they aren’t as good as they could be – takes courage. Only by moving outside of our comfort zone, embracing fear and uncertainty, can we truly thrive and continue to build something great!
Rebecca would be honoured to continue on the BCMSA Board of Directors. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to her (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you would like more specific details regarding qualifications and experience, please either reach out to her or visit her Linkedin profile. Thank you for reading.