It is time once again for you, the ISPI membership, to determine the future direction of ISPI by nominating those members who you feel have the qualifications, experiences, and vision to lead our Society. Up for nominations this year are the President-elect (3-year term, President-elect, President, and Immediate Past President) and two Directors (2-year terms). They will join the President, three continuing Board members, the non-voting Immediate Past President and Executive Director who make up the nine-member Board. The duties of the Board are to manage the affairs of ISPI and determine the strategic direction and policy of the Society. The Nominations Committee is looking for candidates who represent academic, corporate, and practitioner/consultant, as defined below.

Academic: An ISPI member who works full-time for an accredited educational institution with a program that includes curricula related to performance improvement.

Corporate: An ISPI member who works full-time at the department level or as a program lead of a for-profit organization responsible for the creation, implementation, and oversight of performance improvement programs.

Practitioner/Consultant: An ISPI member who works full-time as an independent consultant or works for a small consulting firm whose product and service mix includes performance improvement.

Brief Job Descriptions
President-elect. The President-elect assumes the presidency of ISPI for a one-year term at the conclusion of his or her one-year term as President-elect. The President-elect’s efforts are directed to assuming the Presidency, and assignments are designed to prepare 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. Presidents serve on the Board for one year after their term as the Immediate Past President.

Director. Each Director on the Board serves a two-year term and is a leader in motivating support for established policy. He or she serves to develop new policy 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 profession. He or she should 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. The deadline for nominations is September 14, 2012. If you would like to nominate a member, please send the following information to nomination@ispi.org:

  • The candidate’s name and contact information
  • The position for which the candidate is being nominated
  • Your name and contact information
  • A 250-word statement on the candidate’s qualifications

If you are interested in additional information on the nominations process, or the complete job descriptions and qualifications required, click here.