FPSPI Board of Trustees Application 2022
Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) is seeking applicants for the Board of Trustees (BOT) for a three year term. This is a volunteer position.
ACT NOW the application closing date is March 15, 2022
FPSPI is governed and guided by the Board of Trustees (BOT), who bring a breadth of experience and skills from diverse professional backgrounds. The BOT's work directly shapes our capacity for impact and future growth. FPSPI are seeking individuals that complement the skills of current members and add value to the organization through their willingness to share their area(s) of experience and expertise with the organization. Ideal applicants are outwardly focused, cognizant of opportunities to grow FPSPI, and aware of innovations in education. Applicants should also be able to identify threats that will disrupt the organizations wellbeing.
This three-year term is highly rewarding and allows applicants to make a difference within FPSPI and global education. Members of the BOT play key roles in the organization's governance and serve as custodians of the program’s mission and values. Being part of FPSPI's BOT is an opportunity to join and work alongside an exceptional team of current members that are experts in their fields.
All applicants should study FPSPI Board Member Responsibilities for BOT candidates 2022 as an introduction to the BOT, found at this link.
Serving Board members must:
● Share our passion for Future Problem Solving
● Possess a global perspective that provides for both geographical and cultural considerations
● Promote critical and creative thinking in young people through our mission
● Strive to work with humility, integrity, and agility
● Contribute positively to a team environment
● Commit time and resources to the role of an executive committee member
Experience in not-for-profit governance or executive management is desirable though not required.
● Monthly: 4-6 hours for collaborative work sessions with other board members. These may include phone/conference/video calls before or after “normal” work hours to accommodate different time zones and personal work schedules. BOT members must be prepared to increase the number of hours as extra-ordinary
● Triannually: Meet with other Board of Trustees (BOT) members for three board meetings either in person or through electronic platforms, etc.
● As needed: Be willing to serve and contribute on a number of sub-committees, in addition to the above mentioned board meetings. The sub-committees are: Finance, Personnel, Policy, and Accreditation.
Upon appointment to the BOT, members must review and become familiar with the FPSPI Policy Handbook, which includes Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policies, Rules and Appendices to Bylaws and Policies. These materials will be provided to new Board members soon after the election prior to the First Meeting in early July.
By completing this application you are agreeing to the principles of the BOT of FPSPI and showing that you are willing and able to meet the above requirements. Please read the commitment form found at this link.
Further information may be requested as a part of the recruitment process. Applicants are only required to respond to questions from the FPSPI nominating committee. Appointments to the Board will be decided at the annual Affiliate Council Meeting in May/June, 2022.
All elected members of the Board of Trustees will be subject to a background check upon appointment to the BOT as well as each June prior to attending the International Conference.
Applicants must complete the Application Form, for which questions and word limits are listed below. They must also complete and return the BOT E-Commitment Form found at this link; it may be electronically signed, or printed, signed, and uploaded with this submission. Finally, a current photo of the applicant must be either uploaded to the Application Form, or emailed to Nominating Committee Chair Sandy Mocharnuk at email@example.com.
1. Are you currently or have you ever been a vendor or employee of FPSPI? If yes, please explain. (100 Word Limit)
2. Please share why you are motivated to serve on the FPSPI Board of Trustees. You may submit a written answer or attach a video. (500 Word Limit or 4 Minute Video)
3. Please describe your professional work experiences. (500 Word Limit)
4. Please describe your past and/or present experience/s with FPS, whether personal or indirect. (500 Word Limit)
5. Have you served or are you currently serving on a working Board? If yes, what are your previous and/or present Board experiences? (250 Word Limit)
Skill Set Questions
Consider the following skill set areas and rate your abilities on the scale (Novice through Expert.) Then provide a short description of experience with each (75 Word Limit for each skill set.)
● Futurism/Futuristic Thinking:
● Problem Solving Abilities
● Financial Management
● Human Resources/Personnel
● Not-for-Profit Governance or Executive Management
Written Questions Continued
6. How would your knowledge, experience, abilities, and vision contribute to increasing/expanding the Future Problem Solving Program International? (250 word limit)
7. In terms of “fundraising”, what ideas do you have that reach beyond the FPS Affiliate Directors, Coaches, and families? (250 word limit)
To complete your application, please upload a photo and a signed E-Commitment Form. If you cannot upload the files, they may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information may be requested as a part of the recruitment process. Applicants are only required to respond to questions from the FPSPI Nominating Committee.
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