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The Nomination Process

The Selection & Confirmation Process

Nomination/Election Process Overview

Nomination & Election Calendar

  Job Descriptions & Criteria:

President-Elect    |    Director

2014 ElectionClick here for the 2014 election calendar. -- ISPI holds it annual election electronically, and active members vote for Board candidates online. Voting information will be sent via email to all current members. To verify your email address, please login and click on Personal, or call 1-301-587-8570.

     

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To Submit a Nomination

Nominations should include the following information:

  1. The candidate's name and contact information.
  2. The position for which the candidate is being nominated.
  3. Your name and contact information.
  4. A 250-word statement on the candidate's qualifications.

Selection criteria and qualifications is provided below under Job Descriptions & Criteria by position: President-Elect, and Director. Nominations are solicited each summer for the upcoming election cycle and is detailed below: Nomination/Election Process Overview.

Nominations should be submitted to:

By Email:To: nomination@ispi.org; Subject: Board Nomination
By Fax:1-301-587-8573; Attn: Board Nominations
By Mail:ISPI Nominations
PO Box 13035
Silver Spring, MD  20910
USA

Serving on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) provides individuals with an opportunity to participate in setting policy and direction for the organization that represents our profession. Those who have previously served on the Board found the experience to be rewarding, challenging, and fun. Past appointees have gained a great deal from the experience.

The nomination process and election for the ISPI Board of Directors occurs annually, and includes both the President-Elect and Director positions. Each term begins and ends at the annual ISPI conference.  The number of Directors nominated and elected vary by year depending upon the number of open seats at the conclusion of the current electoral year.

The newly-elected members will join the President, the Immediate Past President, the continuing Directors, and the Executive Director (non-voting) who make up the nine member Board. The President, President-Elect, Director/Treasurer, and Executive Director make up the ISPI Executive Committee.

President-Elect (3 year term)
The President-Elect of ISPI serves for a one-year term as President-Elect, followed by a one-year term as President, and a third year as Immediate Past President. During his or her tenure, the President-Elect's efforts are directed to assuming the Presidency, and assignments are designed in preparation for that transition. The President-Elect serves to provide continuity of programs, goals, and objectives in keeping with policy established by the Board of Directors.  See job description: President-Elect.

Director (2 year term)
Each Director 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 on issues affecting the membership and the profession, which should facilitate a thorough discussion and analysis of each problem considered by the Board, followed by responsible action and support of the actions taken by a majority Board vote.  See job description: Director.

    

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The Nomination Process
Any ISPI member in good standing may nominate as many members as he/she would like for each position. Self-nomination is appropriate.

When the time for nominations has elapsed, each member nominated will be sent the job description and qualifications for his/her nominated position. If the nominated member decides to accept the nomination and run, he/she will be asked to submit a qualification statement and several ISPI references.

    

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The Selection Process
The Nominations Committee determines whether or not each nominee meets the posted qualifications. The committee then contacts the references for each nominee, interviews the candidate, and selects and recommends the slate to the Board of Directors. The Board approves the slate and announces to membership.

The Confirmation Process
The approved slate of candidates is then put forth to the membership in mid-January to confirm their selection for office.

   

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Nomination/Election Process Overview

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ISPI Headquarters:
1) Receives nominations
2) Sends Nominations Packet to nominees
  
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Nominee:
1) Responds with "Willing to Run" agreement
2) Submits Qualifications Statement to Nominations Committee
  
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Nominations Committee:
1) Reviews Qualifications Statement and calls references
2) Calls each of the potential candidates
3) Recommends a slate of candidates to ISPI Board
  
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ISPI Board:
1) Accepts slate of candidates
  
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ISPI Members:
1) Confirm slate
  
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New Board and ISPI Members Celebrate!

    

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Calendar for the 2014-2016 Election (Nomination and Election Process)

September 13, 2013Deadline for candidate nominations.
September 27, 2013"Willingness to Run" agreement must be received by ISPI's Executive Director and forwarded to the Nominations Committee Chair.
October 18, 2013The Qualification Statement (with references) must be received by ISPI's Executive Director and forwarded to Nominations Committee Chair.
November 15, 2013Nominations Committee completes interviews and reference checks.
November 22, 2013Board is notified by Nominations Committee Chair, and candidates are contacted by ISPI President.
February 10, 2014 Link emailed to ISPI members in good standing to confirm Board candidates.

 

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Job Descriptions
   

ISPI Board of Directors Position Description - President-Elect

The Board of Directors serves as the policy making body of ISPI. The election of the President-Elect is based on outstanding qualifications, unselfish dedication, and a willingness to serve the profession. Each member of the Board is 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.

The President-Elect of ISPI serves for a one-year term. The President-Elect assumes the Presidency for a one-year term at the conclusion of his/her term. The Immediate Past President will remain on the Board for a one year term. The President-Elect's efforts are directed to assuming the Presidency and assignments are designed in preparation for that transition. The President-Elect serves to provide continuity of programs, goals, objectives and strategic direction in keeping with policy established by the Board of Directors.

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Major Responsibilities
and Accomplishments
  Examples
ISPI business and processes managed
  • Serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.

  • Assumes all duties of the President in the event of inability or absence of the President to perform his/her duties.

  • Attends all meetings of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and membership.

  • Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors in appointing committee chairs and members for his/her presidential year.

  • Supports, explains and promotes all policies and programs adopted by the board of Directors.

  • Provides continuity of programs already implemented and helps to develop future priorities.

  • Develops plans and lays groundwork for implementation of his/her plan for presidential year.
Conference Program Committee work monitored
  • Conference Program Committee chair selected for his/her presidential year.

  • Conference Program Committee objectives and accomplishments reviewed and feedback provided.
ISPI goals and objectives developed and accomplished
  • Keeps informed on the conditions and operation of ISPI.
  • 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 work to be accomplished
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • May participate on a special short-term task force to complete specific assignments of Board (example: rewriting job descriptions or committee charters).
ISPI membership support provided
  • 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.
Requirements of ISPI Executive Committee fulfilled
  • Works with Executive Committee to:

    • Review the Executive Director’s objectives and accomplishments and provide feedback.

    • Negotiate the Executive Director’s contract and annual performance objectives.
   

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Estimated Time Required and Financial Commitment
Function/ActivityTypical Time Required
Board MeetingsFace-to-Face
Typically, 2 weekend meetings per year (separate from pre- and post-conference meetings) requiring travel (Board meeting begins Friday and ends Sunday around noon, with Thursday evening or afternoon as travel time). On occasion, an Executive Committee meeting may be held prior to the meeting on Thursday. Travel and lodging expenses are reimbursed.

Conference Call
When the Board is not meeting face-to-face, there may be monthly or bi-monthly conference calls for approximately 2 hours. These are set during the face-to-face meeting at the Annual Conference. Conference calls and webinar meetings are hosted by ISPI.
Annual Conference

The Board meets prior to the start of the Annual Conference and the day after the conference ends. Board members are required to register for the Conference and pay all associated expenses.

You are required to attend the conference leading up to your President-elect position, as President-elect, as President, and as Past President.

Time Commitment20 hours per month.

Other ISPI related activities:

  • Speak at chapter events

  • Write PerformanceXpress articles

 

Time will vary depending upon type of requested activity
   

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For ISPI President-Elect Nominees

Minimum Requirements

1.

Membership

Must be a current ISPI member and a member 5 out of the last 10 years. Must remain a member during term of office.

Preferred

1.

ParticipationAttended at least 3 ISPI conferences in past 10 years prior to running for office.

2.

ISPI Committee WorkServed as an active participant on at least one ISPI committee.

Criteria Weighting Examples

 Qualification Criteria  #5 Example #3 Example#1 Example
1.Previous experience in ISPI or another organization with a similar Board structure.Past ISPI DirectorChapter President or Director on a similar BoardChapter leader or ISPI committee member
2.Committed to ISPI Mission, Vision, and Goals.Presenter at ISPI Conference, contributor to publications, Chapter LeaderInitiated ISPI in local community or corporate setting. ISPI AdvocateParticipates in ISPI events and activities
3.Perceived to be a competent individual whose problem solving skills, knowledge, and demeanor would effectively represent ISPI.Is often asked to be spokesperson for ISPI with interested business or prospective membersMentors new members in local chaptersNo examples or supportive references
4.Previous experience in ISPI as committee chairperson, committee member, or chapter experience.ISPI Committee Chairperson or local Chapter Board memberChapter leader or ISPI committee memberMember of planning committee for volunteer organizations
5.Performance record in local and international ISPI activities.Conference speaker, author of books and articles, leader of HPT workshopsPresented at conferences, workshops or chapter meetings. Served on 2 committeesPresented at local ISPI events, attended conferences, served on 1 committee
6.Demonstrates knowledge of conceptual foundation and applies HPT to obtain business results. 20 years in ISD, process design, org. redesign, or performance improvement7 years in only one aspect of HPTFew examples of HPT application in business
7.Provides leadership, organization, and coaching when managing people.Manages large team in corporate setting. Praise from employees, performance expectations and feedback examples providedPlans meetings with agenda. Manages meetings and projects for teams of 8-10 members. Provides timely feedback to team membersReputation for not planning meetings, being late, and never giving feedback 
8.Experience in strategic planning.Facilitated the development of three or more strategic plansDeveloped strategic plan for own business or worked on a strategic planning teamNo experience
9.Works effectively as a problem solver and team member.Cites 4 or more examples of problem solving with a teamProvides 2 examples of being on a teamNo experience
10.Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.Written article for ISPI publication or chapter newsletter and speaks regularly during meetings or eventsDelivers clear, concise verbal or written feedback Share thoughts randomly without purpose or order
11.Demonstrates ability to lead and influence others.Leader of 30 project teams, Consultant, Professor in HPT curriculum Manages or directs others on a daily basisNew Orientation Trainer
12.Commitment from employer to support time needed to fulfill Board member role.Employer writes letter supporting ISPI goals and the nominee Nominee reports boss verbally approved time for ISPI Board activitiesLittle or no support from employer


Within each category, on a scale of 5 to 1 (5 = high and 1 = low), Nominations Committee members will rank the nominee’s Qualification Statement against the criteria examples.

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ISPI Board of Directors Position Description - Director

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.

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Major Responsibilities
and Accomplishments
  Examples
ISPI business and processes managed
  • Serves as a member of the Board of Directors.

  • Attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and membership.

  • Supports, explains and promotes all policies and programs adopted by the Board of Directors.

  • Promotes interest and active participation in ISPI on the part of members and potential members.
ISPI goals and objectives developed and accomplished
  • Keeps informed on the conditions and operation of ISPI. 

  • 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 work to be accomplished
  • 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.

  • 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.
     
  • May participate on a special short-term task force to complete specific assignments of Board (example: rewriting job descriptions or committee charters).
ISPI membership support provided
  • 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.

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Estimated Time Required and Financial Commitment
Function/ActivityTypical Time Required
Board MeetingsFace-to-Face
Typically, 2 weekend meetings per year (separate from pre- and post-conference meetings) requiring travel (Board meeting begins Friday and ends Sunday around noon, with Thursday evening or afternoon as travel time). Travel and lodging expenses are reimbursed.

Conference Call
When the Board is not meeting face-to-face, there may be monthly or bi-monthly conference calls for approximately 2 hours. These are set during the face-to-face meeting at the Annual Conference. Conference calls and webinar meetings are hosted by ISPI.
Annual Conference

The Board meets prior to the start of the Annual Conference and the day after the conference ends. Board members are required to register for the Conference and pay all associated expenses.

Time Commitment10 hours per month.

Other ISPI related activities:

  • Speak at chapter events

  • Write PerformanceXpress articles

 

Time will vary depending upon type of requested activity

   

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For ISPI Director Nominees

Minimum Requirements

1.

Membership

Must be a current ISPI member. Must remain a member during term of office.

Preferred

1.

ParticipationAttended at least 3 ISPI conferences in past 10 years prior to running for office.

2.

ISPI Committee WorkServed as an active participant on at least one ISPI committee.
Criteria Weighting Examples
 Qualification Criteria  #5 Example #3 Example#1 Example

1.

Committed to ISPI Mission, Vision, and Goals.Initiated ISPI in local community or corporate setting. ISPI AdvocatePresenter at ISPI, contributor to publications, Chapter LeaderNo examples of support for goals

2.

Perceived to be a competent individual whose problem solving skills, knowledge, and demeanor would effectively represent ISPI.Is often asked to be on committees or to inform others about ISPIName not recognized in any ISPI chapter or communityNo examples or supportive references

3.

Previous experience in ISPI as committee chairperson, committee member, or chapter experience.ISPI Committee Chairperson or local Chapter Board membersChapter leader or ISPI committee memberMember of planning committee for volunteer organizations

4.

Performance record in local and international ISPI activities.Presented at conferences, workshops, or chapter meetings. Served on 2 committeesPresented at local ISPI events, attended conferences. Served on 1 committeeNo experience

5.

Demonstrates knowledge of conceptual foundation and applies HPT to obtain business results. 20 years in ISD, process design, org. redesign, or performance improvement7 years in only one aspect of HPTFew examples of HPT application in business

6.

Experience in strategic planning.Lead the development of 3 or more strategic plansDeveloped strategic plan for own business or worked on a strategic planning teamNo experience

7.

Works effectively as a team member.Cites 4 or more examples of problem solving with a teamProvides 2 examples of being on a teamNo experience

8.

Communicates effectively both orally and in writing. Written article for PerformanceXpress or chapter newsletter and speaks regularly during meetings or eventsDelivers clear, concise verbal or written feedback Share thoughts randomly without purpose or order

9.

Demonstrates ability to lead and influence others.Leader of 30 project teams, Consultant, Professor in HPT curriculum Manages or directs others on a daily basisNew Orientation Trainer

10.

Commitment from employer to support time needed to fulfill your Board member role.Employer writes letter supporting ISPI goals and nominee Nominee reports boss verbally approved time for ISPI Board activitiesLittle or no support from employer

Within each category, on a scale of 5 to 1 (5 = high and 1 = low), Nominations Committee members will rank the nominee’s Qualification Statement against the criteria examples.

 
 
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