MPI Foundation

2021 MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees

Qualifications of Trustees

  • Applicant must be a member of MPI
  • Applicant must have the ability to lead, viewed by others as a leader; excellent reputation in the community
  • Applicant must be able to take a strategic approach to finding and develop unique opportunities to drive value
  • Applicant must be able to expand the MPI Foundation network and sphere of influence, including supporting MPI Foundation’s business development goals, ability to raise funds and elicit support from donors and sponsors
  • Applicant must have a demonstrated knowledge of sound business practices; ability to make an insightful assessment of the external business landscape with the keen awareness of how success can be achieved
  • Applicant should be familiar with good governance practices including to act in good faith and be diligent in making decisions, accountable by putting personal interests aside for the greater good of MPI Foundation and to comply with legal regulatory and reporting requirements and to serve as a guardian of MPI Foundation’s mission

Description of Responsibilities

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction and fiduciary oversight of the fundraising and grant activities of the Foundation and to provide strategic direction and approval of Foundation projects.

Timeline

July 1, 2020Board of Trustees application opens and accessible online
August 10, 2020Board of Trustees application process closes
August 10, 2020Executive Committee interviews, reviews, and selects applicants
September 8, 2020Global Board of Trustees meet to confirm selected slate
October 2020International Board of Directors elects slate of Global Board of Trustees
November 1, 2020Global Board of Trustees slate is announced
November 3, 2020New Trustees attend Board Orientation at the 2020 Strategic Planning Meeting (Dallas)
January 1, 2021New board becomes active

Duties and Commitments

  • Drive the development of ideas to advance the industry including engagement of traditional and non-traditional sources of funding
  • Continuously seeks to identify future volunteer leaders
  • Volunteering, in most cases, for a three year commitment
  • Attendance at two (2) official board meetings each year
    • In conjunction with WEC, typically in June
    • In conjunction with IMEX A, typically in September – October
  • Attendance at the Strategic Planning meeting tentatively scheduled for November 3, 2020 in Dallas, TX
  • Periodic board calls based on the needs of the organization (approximately 4 each year) in Dallas, TX
  • Assume personal responsibility for expenses related to board activities, however, limited funding for airfare and lodging is available, if requested

 

 

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MPI

2021 MPI International Board of Directors

Qualifications of Directors

  • Applicant must be a member of MPI
  • Applicant must have the ability to lead, viewed by others as a leader; excellent reputation in the community;
  • Applicant must be able to take a strategic approach to finding and develop unique opportunities to drive value
  • Applicant must have strong verbal and written communication skills with an appreciation for diversity.
  • Applicant must be able to expand the MPI network and sphere of influence, including supporting MPI’s business development goals and demonstrated ability to inspire, influence and develop others while managing conflict.
  • Applicant must have a demonstrated knowledge of sound business practices; ability to make an insightful assessment of the external business landscape with the keen awareness of how success can be achieved.
  • Applicant should be familiar with good governance practices including to act in good faith and be diligent in making decisions, accountable by putting personal interests aside for the greater good of MPI and to comply with legal regulatory and reporting requirements and to serve as a guardian of MPI’s mission.

Description of Responsibilities

The Board of Directors are responsible for reviewing and approving MPI’s strategic plans. The Board of Directors oversee the financial integrity of MPI and monitors performance against achieving of the strategy and long-term vision. The Board of Directors may adopt rules, regulations and policies for the conduct of its business.

Timeline

July 1, 2020Board of Directors Application opens and accessible online
August 10, 2020Applications close
August/September 2020Board Development Committee interviews and reviews applicants
October 14, 2020Board Development Committee selects final slate
October (After 14th)IBOD ratifies the slate
November 1, 2020IBOD slate is announced to membership and open until December 1st for review by membership
December 1, 2020Uncontested slate is final
December 20202020 IBOD members attend Board Orientation webinar
January 1, 2021New board becomes active

Duties and Commitments

  • Values and promotes consensus, cooperation and participation among all members and as individuals, should not represent any particular segment or constituency group of membership – representing instead the interests of the entire association
  • Continuously seeks to identify future volunteer leaders
  • Volunteering, in most cases, for a three-year commitment
  • Attendance at three (3) in-person board meetings each year
    • In conjunction with EMEC, typically in February – March
    • In conjunction with WEC, typically in June
    • Two-day fall retreat, October
  • Periodic board calls based on the needs of the organization (approximately 5 each year)
  • New board members must participate in new board orientation prior to the start of their term
  • Directors can be assigned as a board liaison to one of MPI’s international committees or task forces which may require regular participation in conference calls
  • Assigned 3-5 chapters through the Chapter Connect program. Requires periodic emails and/or phone calls with chapter leaders
  • Assume personal responsibility for expenses related to board activities, however limited funding for airfare and lodging is available, if requested.

 

 

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