Assessing Core Skills and Specific Expertise
MHAAP has identified a number of core skills expected of all its members.
Descriptions of these core skills are provided below.
Analytical and Critical Thinking - Individual having the ability to think analytically and critically, to evaluate different options, proposals and arguments and make sound decisions.
Inter-personal Communications - Individual having the ability to effectively communicate their ideas, positions, and perspective to their peers, as well as understand the ideas, position, and perspective of their peers and facilitate resolutions of differences in the common interest.
Governance Understanding - Understanding of the appropriate roles, group processes and corporate bylaws and policies that form systems of not for profit governance. Demonstrated judgment and integrity in an oversight role.
Commitment to MHAAP’s mandate - Demonstrates a strong understanding and commitment to the mandate of MHAAP. Commitment to mandate may be demonstrated in many ways, including personal experience, professional experience, volunteer experience, etc.
MHAAP has also identified some specific expertise that it would like one or more members to possess.
Descriptions of these specific areas of expertise are provided below.
Mental Health and Addictions Expertise - Individual having expertise in various aspects of mental health and addictions issues, policy, advocacy and/or services, including both broadly community-based and service delivery expertise.
Expertise from Individuals with Lived Experience - Individual with lived experience of mental health issues and/or substance use, of related services and systems, and with a connection to a broader community of peers.
Please assess your level of competency for each of the core skills using the following rating index:
Excellent - Substantial knowledge base combined with more than 5 years work and/or volunteer experience
Good - Some knowledge base combined with 2-5 years work and/or volunteer experience
Average - Knowledge base of an 'average person' combined with less than 2 years of work and/or volunteer experience