Published On: January 30, 2024By 2.5 min read

Hello from your Western Board of Directors!

PSIA-AASI West is on the precipice of some of the biggest and most progressive shifts yet.  Our Board of Directors provides strategy and governance that guides our mission, our commitment to national alignment, and our growing impact in the industry.  The membership has been abundantly clear and now is the time to step up and volunteer to contribute to leadership of, for, and by the members.

It’s Officially Board Election Season!

We are starting the search for candidates to run for election for our FY25 Western Board of Directors.

Before applying, it’s important to know that this is not an operational board and Directors do not engage in active management or administration of the organization.  The PSIA-AASI Western Board adheres to Policy Governance®, which shifts the focus to setting strategy, working towards alignment, leadership accountability, and membership engagement.  Anyone interested in running for the Board of Directors should be familiar with the basic tenants of Policy Governance®.

Please review this document on Policy Governance® prior to applying. 

We are looking for candidates who have the following qualities:

  • Have a vision of the premier Western member experience within a nationally aligned organization.
  • Have the skills and experience to implement ideas with available resources.
  • Are comfortable communicating with members outside of their circle, inclusive of different disciplines, identities, and experiences.
  • Have experience serving as a leader in organizations, particularly in the Non-Profit, Legal, or Government space.
  • We also welcome individuals with meaningful connections to philanthropy that can contribute to growing our grant income.

If this sounds interesting to you, and you have talent to offer in this space, run for the Board!


  • Western Active Certified, Lifetime, or Alumni Member in good standing.
  • Achieved Level 1 Certification in any discipline.
  • It is highly encouraged that you live in the Western Region.
  • If you are currently instructing, you should be an employee of a Western Member School.

Time Commitment Required:

The Board conducts monthly 90-120 minute calls on the third Tuesday of each month.

The Board meets in-person twice a year.  Our annual Spring Board Meeting is adjacent to the Spring Convention, which will be held at Mammoth Mountain this April. Our two-day Summer Board Meeting is typically in Truckee in the early fall.

The time commitment is 10-15 hours per month (unless you are lucky enough to be an Officer, in which case that time commitment goes up significantly).

All Board Members are required to complete a 12-hour training course on Policy Governance®.

Further information on the director position and its responsibilities can be found here:

  1. The Director responsibilities are highlighted here in Article IX of our Bylaws.
  2. Expectations on how a director serves our membership are here in our BOD Cheat sheet.
  3. Our Director Onboarding Information can provide further details on the role.

If you have other questions please email  and the Western Board Recruiting Committee will contact you.

 Our deadline for Candidate applications is February 15, 2024. Our application is below:

PSIA-AASI Western Region Board Position Application