Director of Performance Solutions, Canadian Sport Institute-Pacific
Team BC Chef de Mission, 2023 Canada Winter Games
"Volunteering as Team BC Mission Staff provides our staff with first hand practical experience working within a high performance multi-sport competitive environment. It also provides exceptional professional development experience for anyone interested in a long-term career in sport, recreation, or health. From the first Team BC Mission Staff training session through to the end of the entire Games experience, our staff have learned the ins and outs of how to support the coaches and sport technical experts as they prepare the athletes for peak performances. On top of getting great professional development opportunities, the opportunity to travel around Canada, and network with your peers from the other provinces are also great benefits you will receive."
Team BC Mission Staff, 2013 Canada Summer Games, 2015 Canada Winter Games, and 2017 Canada Summer Games
"When I first started as a mission staffer, I was just beginning my professional career and my experience at the Canada Games helped me gain new skills and build lasting relationships. Over the course of three Canada Games I grew and developed as a leader and that has significantly contributed to my career today. One of the incredible parts of being on Team BC’s Mission Staff is the being involved in the entire life cycle of the Games (pre, during & post). Ultimately your experience, learnings and input is relied upon to inform the BC and Canadian Sport System.
I would say that the most important thing you’ll learn as a mission staffer is being able to triage and think quickly on your feet in an unpredictable, intense environment. The ability to adapt, problem solve, and manage priorities efficiently are essential skills that all business leaders need to succeed in any industry. The Games truly do prepare you for anything, and I have applied these skills in my current role and throughout my career in & outside of the sports industry.
I would highly suggest a Mission Staff role with Team BC to anyone who is hoping to grow their network, learn essential leadership skills, and have a once in a lifetime experience."
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