When you assume this leadership role, you should expect the following:
1. You will receive regular communication from the President, Executive Director and other members of the Board. The volume of communication varies depending on the season and issue involved. Given the value you bring to the Board through
your experience and knowledge, to the extent possible, you are expected to respond to communications, providing your opinion when requested.
2. You must disclose any conflicts of interest that could influence your decision on an issue that comes before the Board. Conflicts do not mean you may not serve on the Board – only that you will be unable to participate in discussions
or vote on the matter that creates a conflict of interest for you.
3. You will receive a liaison assignment to a committee or focus area. This will require your participation as a part of that committee or focus area. You serve a key role to pass information back and forth between the committee or focus
area and the Board. Part of this communication process is the completion of a monthly report form found on the ISMTE website.
4. You need to become familiar with key organizational documents. ISMTE makes use of four key documents as a part of Board oversight: 1) Bylaws; 2) Policies; 3) Budget; 4) Strategic Plan. These key documents contain reference information
that help to guide decision making and resource allocation.
5. You need to participate in 1 board conference call each month. Calls last one hour. Some preparation for the call is necessary (a board packet is sent approximately one week before the call – you should be familiar with the contents of
6. You need to attend 1 face-to-face meeting each year. This meeting is held prior to the North American conference and provides an opportunity for Board members to discuss strategy and business in more depth, as well as build a rapport
with each other. You will be reimbursed for travel up to a maximum of US$1,500.
7. Accept the time commitment for board service. 2019 survey results indicate that the average director will spend between 1 and 5 hours per month on Board business and between 1 and 3 hours per month on committee or focus group activity.
This amount will vary depending on committee assignment.
8. You should expect to be visible and accessible to members. Opportunities to interact with members and potential members occur at conferences, through speaking, at local meetings, on listserves and forums, and through mentoring. You are
a representative of ISMTE so be prepared to receive questions about the organization.
9. You should be prepared to communicate the value of ISMTE to others. As a leader and a direct beneficiary of the benefits of membership in ISMTE, you are in the perfect position to advocate to other individuals, companies and organizations
on ISMTE’s behalf. Your excitement about ISMTE is contagious and sharing it helps strengthen ISMTE.
10. You should expect to be richly rewarded for your leadership efforts. Board participation provides an opportunity to interact with peers, solve problems, and develop leadership skills like no other activity. The time you invest in Board service will pay many times over in positive and enriching experiences and deep relationships forged.
Applications must be received by October 1, 2020
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-919-314-3900.