2010 Central Division Meeting National Board of Directors Update
National Board of Directors 13 Board Members • Elected by membership • Challenge to get the membership to vote • 3 year term, reelect option for 2nd term • 2 current members running for re-election (Jim Decker and Larry Stone) • Regular open meetings – 10 by conference call • Accountable to the members • Responsible by Colorado Law to: • Actively set policy and see that the organization has adequate resources to carry out its mission; • Provide oversight and direction for the chief executive and be responsible for evaluating his/her performance; and • Evaluate its own effectiveness as a governing body and as representatives of the community served by the organization.
Priority Matrix Defined Priority Matrix • Areas of Focus • Membership • Education • Stability and Sustainability • Brand • Infrastructure • Key Stakeholders • Members • Areas • Public • Industry • Future
Goals for Focus Areas Membership • Increase NSP value to the members • Increase organizational diversity • Increase individual and patrol membership Education • Improve product delivery • Ensure product relevance • Ensure our products remain the gold standard • Implement quality management system Brand • Enhance the NSP recognition and visibility everywhere (membership, public, ski industry) • Increase pride and prestige of NSP membership Stability and Sustainability • Financial Growth, Business Development and Fund Raising • Recruitment and Retention • Increase individual and patrol membership Infrastructure • Full staffing levels • Modern technological capabilities • Proactive building maintenance
Goal Statements Membership • The NSP is a dynamic, membership-driven organization. Our goal is to create a more diverse membership and increase our membership participation, both by delivering more knowledge and value to our members and increasing the number of patrols and patrollers. Education • Education is the cornerstone of the NSP's ability to service the public. We develop our education curriculum with the goal of being the gold standard for volunteer, medically-oriented programs. Our education program must exceed our members' expectations for quality, relevance, and timeliness. Brand • The NSP brand is a valued and visible presence in the ski industry and on the hill. Building the brand's image furthers our ability to deliver excellent service to both our members and the outdoor community. Infrastructure • Creating a solid infrastructure, with full staffing levels, modern technological systems, and annual assessments on areas of improvement allows the NSP to communicate and build better relationships with its members and other organizations. Stability and Sustainability • The NSP maintains a growing and sustainable organization through effective, targeted fundraising and business growth, recruiting new members, and creating value to retain existing members.
News from the Annual Meeting • OEC 5th Edition • Special Refresher next year • State EMS issues • New Program Directors • Board Governance process changes – task force • Shift from tactical to strategic • Change/simplify the RFBA process • Dialogue prior to decision • Balanced budget • Fund raising