Pulse November / December 2022 | Page 10



EACH YEAR ISPA CELEBRATES the remarkable amount of creativity and adaptability displayed by ISPA member organizations through the ISPA Innovate Awards . The 2023 ISPA Innovate Award categories will focus on New Business Practices , Technology and Philanthropy . The submission window for ISPA members will be open from December 5 through January 6 , 2023 , and the three organizations with the highest vote count from INNOVATE their ISPA peers from each category will l
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MONDAY , DECEMBER 5 Innovate Awards application opens to all members via email
FRIDAY , JANUARY 6 Application period closes
MONDAY , FEBRUARY 6 ISPA Innovate Awards voting opens ( one ballot / vote per member )
WEDNESDAY , FEBRUARY 8 ISPA Innovate Awards voting closes MID-FEBRUARY ISPA Innovate Award winners announced

Invest in ISPA Through Board Service

AS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION , ISPA relies on the generous commitment of ISPA member volunteers to share their time and expertise through board service to help set the strategic direction for the association . The association is grateful to those who are willing to make such a considerable investment of time and resources to help further the success of ISPA and the spa industry . In January , the application will open for any eligible member interested in serving on the ISPA Board of Directors .
The ISPA Nominations Committee is tasked with evaluating the needs of the current Board and leading the interview and selection process . The ISPA Nominations process is very thorough and has evolved over the years to identify high-level leadership qualities and attributes . Applicants will remain confidential and go through a standard process which can include up to two interviews ( conducted via video conferencing ). 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 thoughtful orientation process is conducted before the new board members take office at the 2023 ISPA Conference .
ISPA members interested in leadership are encouraged to consider board service in the month ahead and reach out
ISPA members help to set the association ’ s strategic direction through voluntary board service .
to samantha . smith @ ispastaff . com with questions related to the application process . The application will be made available in January on experienceispa . com within the “ Volunteer Opportunities ” section . n