THE ROLE OF A LAY COMMITTEE APPOINTEE (LCA)
As an LCA on the College’s committees, you’ll play an important role in the College’s commitment to advance the interests, health, and wellbeing of the public.
This duty includes:
Being Diligent – being prepared for meetings, reviewing materials, arriving on time, and participating in the discussion.
Being Civil – respecting the process and fellow committee members, paying attention (e.g., no mobile devices during the meetings), genuine listening and consideration, and adopting an objective approach to decision making.
Being Ethical – using College resources appropriately, being aware of the facts (e.g., reading the materials on a particular matter).
Being cognizant of and declaring real or perceived Conflicts of Interest (e.g. financial, adjudicative, and organizational).
Ensuring confidentiality is maintained. This applies to all information obtained in the course of OCP duties unless an exception applies. Discretion is critical especially in the area of complaints as, in some cases, allegations are unsubstantiated. Maintaining confidentiality prevents the tainting of processes and facilitates the exploration of all options to avoid misinterpretation.
Candidates will be advised after the December 7th, 2020 Board meeting if they have been appointed to serve on a committee.