Susan Lockett, Development Officer, Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation

Susan Lockett, Development Officer, Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, Leadership Waterloo RegionSusan Lockett,
Development Officer, Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation

Leadership Waterloo Region Class of 2011

One of the things that intrigued me the most about the Core Program was the ability to work closely with professionals from other sectors, many with more experience in the workforce. Being part of this new network has been so valuable in finding mentors or supporters.

Probably the most valuable lesson I gleaned from graduating the program was the importance of 'leading from within'. So often in life, or in business, we feel as though there is nothing to be done about something unless you are leading the charge. I have learned that leadership from within a team can be very powerful, sometimes more so as your ideas are viewed by peers in a more accepting light.

It was also a treat to learn about volunteer opportunities at other charities, and witness the enthusiasm of several classmates as they spoke of joining a board for the very first time . Their raw passion was incredible and refreshing.

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