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Board of Directors Nomination Process

 

Strategic Initiatives

To fulfill its mission and realize its vision, MPI Minnesota Chapter strives to achieve the following strategic initiatives:

  • Attract and engage the best meeting and event professionals
  • Connect planners and suppliers to mutually benefit their businesses
  • Ensure financial sustainability
  • Be the premier resource for education and information

Core Values

Connection | Impact | Passion | Growth | Fun

The officers and directors represent the voice of the chapter’s membership.  To ensure that the Board has the vision and the ability to connect the meeting and event community (including our membership) to learn, innovate, collaborate, and advocate, it is required that the board collectively possess the following traits: 
 
Commitment | Accountability | Respectful | Communication | Professional | Reputable | Open-minded  |  Fiscally Responsible  |  Management Skills | Commitment | Strategic | Diversity



Nominations

Nominations for the 2025 Board of Directors is now closed. Nominations were due May 3, 2024.

Beginning in April each year, the nominations committee actively recruits nominations for the upcoming Board of Directors. Open positions typically include:

  • President-Elect (you must have served as a board of director for at least one year prior)
  • Director of Education
  • Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Director of Membership
  • Director of Strategic Alliance

You may nominate yourself, and this is greatly encouraged. Nominations typically close in early May.

 

  • To be eligible for consideration, individuals must be a member of the Minnesota chapter for at least one year
  • Be a member in good standing. Be willing to fulfill the obligations of office, in the capacity indicated
  • Have a history of involvement, accomplishment, and dependable service to MPI or MPI Minnesota
  • Work towards the chapter’s strategic initiatives
  • Exemplify the core values
  • Be willing to contribute time, energy, and creativity to the chapter with the consent of your employer
  • Foster an environment where everyone can feel welcomed, supported, and celebrated
     
Upon receipt of a nomination, the chapter staff will verify the nominee's membership is in good standing. Upon verification, the nominee is invited to complete the Board candidate form.
 
The nominations committee is led by the Immediate Past President and a delegation of chapter members.
 
Typically by July 1, in a given year, the nominations committee will present the upcoming board slate to the general membership for review. Members have 30 days to submit opposition to any member of the slate to the chair of the nominations committee.
Starting in September, the incoming board will begin shadowing the current board as part of the onboarding process.
 
The new board will be sworn in, serving the term of January 1 – December 31, for the next calendar year. 

Once elected, the board member serves an estimated 15-30 hours per month in the following capacity:

  • Attend the 10 board meetings and 10 chapter meetings and events
  • Attend the Annual Board Retreat (September, October, or November)
  • Attend the Mid-Year Board Retreat (April, May, or June)
  • Attend Get on Board Training (October and January)
  • Lead and manage the committees and volunteers in your area

Although not required, participation in MPI's World Education Congress (typically in June) is strongly encouraged.

Questions?

Contact the Nominations Chair/Immediate Past President: pastpresident@mpimn.org 

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