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 two-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.

Responsibilities and Accomplishments

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.

    Estimated Time Required and Financial Commitment
    Function/Activity Typical Time Required
    Board Meetings Face-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 Commitment 20 hours per month.
    Other ISPI related activities:
    Speak at chapter events
    Write PerformanceXpress articles
    Time will vary depending upon type of requested activity

    For ISPI President-Elect Nominees

    Minimum Requirements

    • 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)
    • Participation Attended at least 3 ISPI conferences in past 10 years prior to running for office.

    ISPI Committee Work

    • Served 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 Director Chapter President or Director on a similar Board Chapter leader or ISPI committee member
    2. Committed to ISPI Mission, Vision, and Goals. Presenter at ISPI Conference, contributor to publications, Chapter Leader Initiated ISPI in local community or corporate setting. ISPI Advocate Participates 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 members Mentors new members in local chapters No examples or supportive references
    4. Previous experience in ISPI as committee chairperson, committee member, or chapter experience. ISPI Committee Chairperson or local Chapter Board member Chapter leader or ISPI committee member Member 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 workshops Presented at conferences, workshops or chapter meetings. Served on 2 committees Presented 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 improvement 7 years in only one aspect of HPT Few 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 provided Plans meetings with agenda. Manages meetings and projects for teams of 8-10 members. Provides timely feedback to team members Reputation for not planning meetings, being late, and never giving feedback 
    8. Experience in strategic planning. Facilitated the development of three or more strategic plans Developed strategic plan for own business or worked on a strategic planning team No experience
    9. Works effectively as a problem solver and team member. Cites 4 or more examples of problem solving with a team Provides 2 examples of being on a team No experience
    10. Communicates effectively both orally and in writing. Written article for ISPI publication or chapter newsletter and speaks regularly during meetings or events Delivers 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 basis New 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 activities Little 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.