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In September, NSDA’s board of directors and staff met in a facilitated session to set the direction for the organization. As a part of the stakeholder consultation, the Board is seeking feedback on the draft mission statement, vision, and strategic goals.
As the provincial dietetic regulatory body, NSDA licenses dietitians and nutritionists in Nova Scotia. NSDA ensures dietitians and nutritionists are qualified and practice in a safe, competent, and ethical manner. NSDA also addresses complaints about a dietitian’s practice.
Please take a few minutes to respond to the following questions. Your responses will be combined with all other input received and summarized. You will not be specifically identified.
The mission is a one-sentence statement describing the reason an organization exists. It is used to help guide decisions about priorities, actions, and responsibilities.
The existing mission statement is:
NSDA effectively regulates dietetic practice in the interest of Nova Scotians.
The new draft mission statement is:
In the public interest, NSDA regulates licensed dietitians and nutritionists to practice in a safe, ethical, competent manner.
Please comment as to whether the mission statement clearly reflects NSDA's mandate.
A vision statement expresses the desired end-state. It’s a one-sentence statement describing the clear and inspirational long-term desired change resulting from an organization’s work. Vision statements can powerfully explain the organization’s intentions, and they can motivate individuals and teams to realize an inspiring vision of the future.
The existing vision is:
We are an innovative, trusted, and effective regulator that models collaborative leadership to create a culture of excellence which embraces and supports a dynamic scope of practice and the professional expertise of dietitians and nutritionists in their fields of practice.
The new draft vision is:
Trust and excellence in regulation and practice.
Please comment on the draft vision statement.
The following are strategic imperatives and strategic goals for focus and action over the next three years.
Regulation of Practice
1. Review and explore relevance and utility of the Continuing Competency Program.
2. Collaboratively develop competencies for preceptorship (NSDA and education programs).
Please comment as to whether these are the appropriate priorities for NSDA for the next three years.
Recruit and maintain diverse board leadership who have skill-sets and perspectives that align with NSDA’s culture and strategic directions.
Please comment as to whether this is the appropriate priority for NSDA during the next three years.
Communication and Engagement
Enhance collective understanding of regulation and the role of NSDA.