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6 things I have learned from running for the AVA Board (twice) and not getting there yet! | Australian Veterinary Association

Are you seeking a Board role?  Do you have a burning desire to contribute? How does the thought of putting yourself out there in the public eye make you feel? Dr Emma Davis BVSc of Veterinarycareers.com.au shares her experience of running for the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Board and encourages others to take the leap in the article ‘6 things I have learned from running for the AVA Board (twice) and not getting there yet!’  as below…

6 things I have learned from running for the AVA Board (twice) and not getting there yet!

  1. Keep preparing while you wait – there are lots of resources out there to become more Board ready – sites such as Women on Boards and Australian Institute of Company Directors. Our current AVA President notably has an MBA and a lot of experience in business and strategy. I don’t have an MBA but am stretching and learning about business, entrepreneurship and Board membership at the moment and have joined a not-for-profit Board to apply that learning.
  2. The AVA are seeking government/veterinary public health policy input into the Board mix – I have been encouraged a few times that this is the case. We have a unique experience set in government – and often offer a perspective that’s more inclusive of State, National and International policy that helps inform the popular AVA member point of view of public and government opinions and opportunity for change. I was encouraged to see other Government vets in the mix the last time I was nominated – and I believe the more we get involved the better – and the greater profile our sector of the profession will get with our colleagues. If not me then someone – SOON Please!   Read the full article…..
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Source:  Australian Veterinary Association Website

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