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Board Competencies

Board roles are defined as follows:

Global Board of Directors
Provide strategic guidance, high-level oversight, and resource allocation for global direction of the organization. This is the ultimate fiduciary body of the organization, and its primary function is to determine and resource strategy on a global basis.

Board competencies are defined as follows:

Management experience
Understanding of key management processes and functions, including resource allocation, financial management, organizational structure, etc. Must be able to maintain objectivity while evaluating ASIS strategic objectives. A range from seasoned careerist to early careerist will be considered.

Knowledge of ASIS programming
Knowledge of and participation in the organization including volunteer leadership, certifications, and attendance/participation in ASIS offerings.

Knowledge of security profession
Demonstrated security industry knowledge in various sectors.

Marketing/brand knowledge
Demonstrated knowledge of or appreciation for brand and its protection. The board member should possess the capacity to think strategically about the organization’s brand position globally.

Strategy development
Solid understanding of the strategic planning process including strategy development and evaluation. Acumen in organizational performance drivers is desired.

Visionary thinker
Demonstration of forward thinking, setting direction for an organization.

Team orientation
Appreciation for a collaborative environment, thus being able to foster and maintain partnership and collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders. Must have proven record of working collaboratively with executives as well as early careerists.

Leadership skills
Effective communication skills, capacity to influence decision makers, demonstration of emotional intelligence, consultative approach to problem solving, etc. Demonstrated leadership roles internal and external to ASIS.

Global/regional outreach
Understand the external forces in which the organization operates, by showing an appreciation of the competitive environment and 'PESTLE forces' and how it applies globally, regionally, and/or locally. Demonstrate an understanding of global/regional risk and opportunity.

Digital transformation
Demonstrate keen understanding of the opportunities and risk around the digital landscape (including skills requirements in the future) and its continuing evolution.

Cultural intelligence
Understand and appreciate the importance and advantages of diversity and inclusiveness from different perspectives, including from a cultural perspective. Must be a contributor of intellectual and experiential diversity, plus showcase corporate diplomacy.

Application Checklists

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