ISPA offers a variety of volunteer opportunities which provide wonderful avenues for members to get more involved with ISPA and build new connections. Volunteer service contributes directly to ISPA's growth and success. ISPA Ambassadors help promote the value of being part of the ISPA community to grow the membership base and share their expertise through volunteer service throughout the year. These tasks involve participating in discussions, sharing feedback through surveys, assisting with tasks onsite at the annual ISPA Conference (i.e. speaker introductions, greeting new attendees and exhibitors, assisting with first-time attendee orientation, etc.), serving as a source for Pulse magazine and helping identify future research topics.
ISPA Ambassador Requirements:
- Must be a current member of ISPA.
- Must have an ISPA tenure of at least two years.
- Must have attended at least one ISPA Conference.
- Must be willing to volunteer approximately 1-2 hours each month to assist with tasks outlined above.
If you have an interest in volunteering, please click here to complete the ISPA Ambassador application. If you do not meet the criteria listed above and would like to serve in another capacity with ISPA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resource Partner Task Force
The ISPA Resource Partner Task Force is a committee of exhibitors who collaborate to share insights and provide feedback to continue to improve and evolve the Expo floor at the ISPA Conference. As a member of the Resource Partner Task Force, you are able to contribute to what we are able to accomplish now and for future events through monthly collaboration calls. The 2022 Resource Partner Task Force will begin in January 2022.
Pulse Magazine Contributor
Pulse Magazine serves as the official publication of the International SPA Association. Each issue is filled with innovative ideas, tips and relevant takeaways shared by the ISPA member community. If you have an interest in serving as a guest contributor or a source for a specific topic, please contact email@example.com.
ISPA Board Service
ISPA members were able to submit expressions of interest to serve on the ISPA Board in October of 2021. This is now closed, and will reopen in the fall of 2022.
Each year, the Nominations Committee is tasked with evaluating the needs of the current board and proposing the names of members to fill the vacancies that occur in the set rotation of board members each year. The ISPA Nominations process is very thorough and has evolved over the years to identify high-level leadership qualities and attributes. Annually, an application is open for any eligible member interested in serving on the ISPA Board of Directors. Applicants will go through a standard process which can include up to two interviews (conducted via video conferencing), a review of professional references and a personality assessment. The selected applicants will be placed on the ISPA Board of Directors Slate of Candidates, which is sent to the ISPA membership for approval. Following membership approval, a thorough orientation process is conducted before the new board members take office at the ISPA Conference.