By Georgie Cusack, MS, RN, AOCNS®

There are so many great ways to be volunteer with ONS, and getting involved can make a huge impact on your career. That’s why it is so important to recognize and understand the skills and abilities you currently have and develop your own personal plan for furthering your leadership skills.

This year, the ONS nominating committee asked potential candidates to complete the ONS leadership competencies self-assessment. This assessment was designed by ONS to give oncology nurses the opportunity to truly see where their skills lie for personal, group, and governance levels of leadership and also identify potential gaps where further development may be needed.

Whether you are interested in running for your local chapter board, participating on an ONS project team, or running for the ONS Board of Directors, the ONS leadership competencies self-assessment is a great place to start.

It learn more about this tool and discover other ways you can build your professional skills through volunteerism, join the members of the ONS nominating committee for “Governance, Leadership, and ONS” on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 11:15 am in the ONS booth. You’ll find out how you can start your journey to leadership in ONS and beyond. We hope to see you there!