Nominations for ISPI Board of Directors

We are now accepting nominations for ISPI's Board of Directors. Nominations must be submitted by January 8th, 2017. Two board member candidates will be selected in February 2017 by ISPI Membership to begin a two-year term on the ISPI Board of Directors beginning in April 2017.

You may nominate yourself or another ISPI member using our online form, or download and complete the nomination form. Please read the Board Member Position Description below before completing the forms.





Board Member Position Description

The Board of Directors serves as the policy making body of ISPI. The election of the Director is based on outstanding qualifications, unselfish dedication, and a willingness to serve the profession. All directors are charged to serve in the best interests of the entire membership, of all chapters, of the international association and the profession. They are committed to the development and implementation of the ISPI strategic plan.

Each director on the Board serves as a leader in motivating support for established policy, serves to develop new policy and serves to obtain support for ISPI’s programs. A Director should provide an objective point of view in open discussion on issues affecting the membership and the profession. He or she would thoroughly analyze each problem considered, vote responsibly, and then support those actions adopted by majority vote. Individually, each member of the Board is considered a spokesperson for ISPI and represents the integrity, dedication, and loyalty to established policy.


Major Responsibilities and Accomplishments Examples
ISPI business and processes conducted
  1. Serves as a member of the Board of Directors.
  2. Attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and membership.
  3. Supports, explains and promotes all policies and programs adopted by the Board of Directors.
  4. Promotes interest and active participation in ISPI on the part of members and potential members.
ISPI goals and objectives developed and accomplished
  1. Keeps informed on the conditions and operation of ISPI.
  2. Works with other Board members to:
    • Establish ISPI Goals and Objectives.
    • Establish, approve and determine the priority of existing and proposed programs that will benefit ISPI membership, chapters and the profession.
    • Set policy for ISPI.
Enables committee and task force to be accomplished
  1. Acts as liaison between the board and one or more committees/task forces. Acts as the board’s voice to the committee, and the committee’s voice to the board.
  2. Assists committee chair with finding committee members, setting objectives and budget, recognizing contributions, and ensuring that the work done accomplishes the Board’s strategic intent in establishing the committee/task force.
  3. May participate on a special short-term task force to complete specific assignments of Board (example: rewriting job descriptions or committee charters).
Raises funds for the society
  1. Personally contributes to the society through donations.
  2. Participates in fund raising activities.
ISPI membership support provided
  1. Together with other board members:
    • Reviews data on the needs of the membership, the chapters and the international body of ISPI.
    • Evaluates and prioritizes existing programs that will benefit these constituents.
    • Approves, establishes and funds proposed programs that will benefit these constituents.


Function/Activity Typical Time Required
Board Meetings BOD Conference calls at least monthly, and others as required. One (1) weekend meeting per year requiring travel. Meetings typically last Friday through Sunday noon, with Thursday as travel time.
Annual Conference The week of the conference plus a Board meeting two (2) days after the conference.
Preparation for Board meetings 2 to 3 hours per meeting; slightly more before the budget meeting in September.
Liaison work with assigned committees 8 to 12 hours per month.
Other ISPI-related activities:
  • Speak at chapter events
  • Write News & Notes articles
Time will vary depending upon type of requested activity.

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