Forging the way forward together

 

Let’s not undersell it—2020 has been a year full of heartache, anxiety, uncertainty and loss. 

Despite this, our profession has stood together: we have supported each other and have found ways to innovate and adapt.

The value of physiotherapy to the broader health system has been clearly demonstrated, and we are positioned well to influence change into the future.

One of the primary reasons for this is the leadership, selflessness and courage of our members who step forward to take on a role as an office bearer or member of one of our entities.

Our engaged members serve in a variety of ways; from joining branch councils, to national group committees, to conference scientific and advisory committees, to representing all of us on state and national health system advocacy committees.

As we near the completion of 2020, our annual APA election cycle swings into action.

Every year, well over 1000 of you roll up your sleeves and contribute your time, expertise and passion to further developing our profession. This contribution cannot be underestimated.

No matter at what point you are in your career, there are avenues for you to  make a difference to the profession by taking on an APA leadership role.

It takes members at all different stages of their career to contribute and make our leadership vehicles more robust and forward-thinking as we incorporate a broad range of perspectives.

Contributions of time, energy, knowledge, experience and passion by members are the lifeblood of our Association.

The levels of commitment required are varied, which open up opportunities for those who can contribute a few hours a week through to those who can contribute more.

Our profession is only as good as its members. Having that member perspective reflected on your Association’s governance bodies is crucial; most of our committees are very keen for people with enthusiasm and new ideas to step up and drive the profession forward.

Nominations will soon open for a variety of positons across our organisation, including the Board of Directors.

Now is the right time to express your interest in propelling our profession forward to meet the many developments and challenges ahead.

Thank you for your consideration, and thank you to all of our engaged members who continue to lead our profession into the future. Your leadership, support and passion have never been more needed than right here, right now.

 

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