Arizona Sunbelt Chapter - Meeting Professionals International
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2017-2018
BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPLICATION

To be eligible for election to the MPI AZ Chapter Board of Directors, we encourage all members interested in chapter leadership to complete this application. Please complete this application and submit it.







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What additional positions would you consider and why:


Comments

The officers and directors represent the voice of the chapter's membership. To ensure that the Board has the vision and the ability to provide the membership with a variety of benefits including opportunities for learning, building relationships, and growing their businesses, it is required that the Board collectively possess the following traits:

~ Diversity ~ Commitment ~ Accountability ~ Respectful ~ Communication ~ Professionalism ~
~ Reputable ~ Open-minded ~ Fiscally Responsibility ~ Management Skills ~

With this in mind, please answer the following questions, which illustrate your ideas for the future growth, direction and development of the MPI AZ Chapter.

Time Commitment: Regular attendance at monthly meetings, chapter activities and functions, attendance at Board meetings and retreats.

Attendance at the Annual MPI Board Retreat is required to be considered for 2017-2018 term. The tentative dates for the retreat are April 30 - May 1, 2017. If you have a special circumstance as to why you would not be able to attend, please let us know below.


Involvement:
List your committees, board, and/or special event involvements in MPI during your membership.

Awards:
List any awards or professional recognition received during your experience in the meetings industry, or expand on any other allied professional organizations or civic roles that you actively support.

MPI Challenges:
What do you see as the single most important issue or concern facing chapter members during the next year? Why?

The questions below are the categories of the MPI Board of Directors Skills Matrix for Individual Skills. There are 7 categories. For each category, please rate yourself as you see yourself, then give examples from your professional and/or personal as well as MPI Chapter experiences.

Experience Rating: 1 - 3 Very Little to Some | 4 - 6 Some to Moderate | 7 - 10 Moderate to Expert

Leadership
Ability to lead; viewed by others as leader; excellent reputation in the community; self-awareness - the ability to read one's emotions and recognize their impact while using gut feelings to guide decisions; self-management - involves controlling one's emotions and impulses and adapting to changing circumstances.

Individual Assessment Rating (1 - 10)

As an officer or director, please state how you feel your leadership qualifications and chapter experience could contribute to benefit the chapter. What do you hope to accomplish?

Strategic Thinking
Strategic approach to finding and developing unique opportunities to drive value; understanding of fundamental drivers of business and vigorously challenging conventional thinking about them.

Individual Assessment Rating (1 - 10)

Please describe any experience you have had in developing (or participating in) a strategic plan and mission/vision statement.

Personal Communication Skills
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills; the ability to sense, understand, and react to other's emotions while comprehending social networks. Experience in organization and group dynamics.

Individual Assessment Rating (1 - 10)


Influence
Demonstrated ability to inspire, influence and develop others while managing conflict.

Individual Assessment Rating (1 - 10)


Loyalty to MPI
Act in the best interests of MPI and its members rather than the personal interest of the individual or other individual(s).

Individual Assessment Rating (1 - 10)


Business Acumen
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 - and then monitoring execution of the strategy to deliver the desired results.

Individual Assessment Rating (1 - 10)


Fiduciary Responsibility
Duties of due care, loyalty, and acting in good faith.

Individual Assessment Rating (1 - 10)



After completing this application and reviewing the corresponding Job Descriptions and with the support of my employer, I would like to be considered for the position(s) indicated above.

I am confirming that I have the full support of my employer for the time commitment.

By checking this box, I am indicating agreement with the Commitment Statement above.