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The Official Publication of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia
Board Election

Board Election

You will receive voting instructions in early November when polls open.
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Important Date: Remember to Vote!

Completed electronic ballots must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

There are three positions up for election for the 2017-2020 term. The positions are open to registrants in any of the electoral districts in British Columbia.

Board Member Leadership Responsibilities

Board Member Leadership Responsibilities

Board Member Leadership Responsibilities
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Strategic Intent

Sets and drives the strategic direction for the College.


  1. Actively communicates the College vision to members.
  2. Engages external stakeholders to support the College’s strategic direction.
  3. Maintains focus on strategic issues and priorities.
  4. Actively contributes personal perspective to important issues.
  5. Focuses on governance of the College, not on management of operations.
  6. Takes a broad perspective towards emerging opportunities and challenges.
  7. Encourages the use of performance measurement to drive improvement.


Personal Effectiveness

Works to improve personal effectiveness and  performance


  1. Clearly demonstrates the CTCMA  values (accountability, integrity, fairness, quality, effective communication, transparency).
  2. Uses awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses to improve contribution to the College.
  3. Delivers on commitments (i.e. ‘walks the talk’).
  4. Makes principled and ethical decisions, even if they are sensitive or controversial.
  5. Solicits feedback regarding personal performance.
  6. Maintains confidentiality.
  7. Demonstrates a sense of humour.




Engaging Others

Builds and maintains rapport with others to enhance working relationships and to improve overall organizational effectiveness


  1. Creates an environment of trust where people feel encouraged to actively communicate and contribute.
  2. Welcomes differing perspectives and opinions.
  3. Actively seeks input from others.
  4. Adapts personal style to match differing needs of members.
  5. Willingly collaborates with others to achieve desired results.



Effectively communicates with a broad range of stakeholders


  1. Actively listens to others’ opinions and ideas before providing own advice and counsel.
  2. Shares knowledge and expertise to strengthen Board performance.
  3. Openly communicates thoughts, wants and feelings.
  4. Communicates key issues and concerns in a timely fashion.
  5. Uses a communication style and method that is most effective for the situation.
  6. Presents information in a coherent, clear and timely manner.


Decision Making

Uses a systematic approach to problem solving and decision making. Bases decisions on best available information


  1. Assesses problems based on short and long-term impacts on the College.
  2. Evaluates the results of past decisions to guide future decision making.
  3. Explores the root causes of the issue or challenge, not just the symptoms.
  4. Uses the College’s established strategic direction as a framework for decisions.
  5. Makes decisions in the best interest of the College.
  6. Stands behind Board decisions even if they are not his/her primary choice.


Public Focus

Demonstrates a commitment to serving the public interest


  1. Works to understand the needs and requirements of the public in relation to the College.
  2. Demonstrates dedication to meeting expectations of the public.
  3. Acts with the best interest of the public in mind.
  4. Navigates effectively through challenging situations that involve College members and the public.
  5. Works diligently to gain the trust and support of the public.


Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting – Sunday, January 15, 2017
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(Information shall be posted on the Website)


Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport

8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC


08:00 – 09:30 Scientific / Education Seminar Registration

09:30 – 12:30 Educational Seminars: Speakers to be announced in December on the College’s website

12:30 – 02:00 Lunch Break

01:30 – 02:00 Annual General Meeting Registration

02:00 – 04:00 Annual General Meeting

website at for more details.

We shall offer a complementary luncheon.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits shall be accorded to attendees of the Scientific/ Education Seminar, as well as attendees of the Annual General Meeting. Credits for time attended will not include breaks during the session.

Limited seats will be available for the Scientific/Education Seminar and Luncheon on a first come first serve basis.

Jurisprudence Examination

Jurisprudence Examination

All applicants, including graduates from Canada and those completing their education outside of Canada, are required to complete the Jurisprudence Examination for registration effective on or after November 1, 2016.
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The College is mandated by the provincial government to protect the public’s right to safe, effective and ethical TCM services by regulating the practice of TCM. The purpose of the Jurisprudence Examination is to determine if candidates have acquired the minimum entry-level competency in jurisprudence for practice as an Acupuncturist, TCM Herbalist, TCM Practitioner, or Dr.TCM to be considered for registration by the provincial regulatory body. The public is thus protected when receiving treatment from registered professionals.

Please refer to the Jurisprudence Examination section for further details and instructions.

Clinical Record Keeping Workshop

Clinical Record Keeping Workshop

Course Date: November 26, 2016
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