2021 IBOD Application

2022 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; an excellent reputation in the community.
  • Applicant must be able to take a strategic approach to find 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.


International Board of Directors – Application and Appointment Process 

12-month cycle January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

July 1, 2021Board of Directors Application opens and accessible online
August 8, 2021Applications close
August/September 2021Board Development Committee interviews and reviews applicants
October 13, 2021Board Development Committee meets to select nominees
October 2021Board of Directors meets to approve slate
November 1, 2021IBOD slate is announced to membership and open until December 1st for review by membership
December 1, 2021Uncontested slate is final, and Press Release is sent
December 20212022 IBOD members attend Board Orientation 
January 1, 2022New 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.
  • Volunteer commitment up to three-year term.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Assume personal responsibility for expenses related to board activities, however, limited funding for airfare and lodging is available if requested.