Who we are:

BC Original Minds Association has been a leader in creative problem-solving programs for British Columbia students since 1983.  Since 1999, BCOMA has held the license to offer Destination Imagination in British Columbia, a project-based learning opportunity that blends STEM with the Arts and social entrepreneurship.  Students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 who participate in Destination Imagination improve in creative and critical thinking, build on their unique strengths, learn how to design and manage a project, and gain communication, critical thinking, creative and collaboration skills.  A board of directors who meet quarterly, guides the organization and supervises the Key staff person (the Affiliate Director). 

Vision: Using imagination to create a better world. 

Mission: We provide programs and experiences that empower learners to develop the skills and creativity to improve their lives and communities.

Values:

  • Innovation: Challenging the impossible
  • Collaboration: Working together to achieve incredible results
  • Risk-Taking: Braving the unknown and having the courage to fail.
  • Diversity: In people, places and thinking.
  • Life-long Learner: Be curious...always.

 

Job Summary:

Looking for a way to channel that creative energy? Do you have or are you interested in cultivating the innovative mindset? This is an incredible opportunity to share your skills with an exciting, fun and engaging Global organization. All board members are required to participate in the policy making, planning, goal setting and evaluation activities relating to all aspects of the British Columbia Original Minds Association (BCOMA) which oversees the Destination Imagination British Columbia Affiliate. Board members assumes legal and ethical accountability for all activities of BCOMA and participates on Board Committees as required, or at the request of the President of the Board of Directors. This is a 3-year appointment.

 General Roles & Responsibilities:

  1. Supports the values and mission of BCOMA.
  2. Makes a personal commitment of time, effort and financial support to the best of their ability.
  3. Attends all Board of Directors meetings.
  4. Prepares for Board decision-making meetings by reviewing all relevant materials prior to each board meeting.
  5. Participates in Board training and orientation programs.
  6. Participates in the:
    1. Development of long term and short-term goals and objectives.
    2. Management and allocation of funds consistent with community needs.
    3. Adoption and monitoring of internal annual budget.
    4. Evaluation of policy implementation and Board growth and development.
    5. Development of sound personnel policies and procedures.
  7. Represents BCOMA and acts as an ambassador at public events. Attends as many of events as possible. 
  8. Participates on one or more Board committees as required
  9. Suggests candidates as future Board members.

 

Destination Imagination changes children’s lives and you can make a lasting impact by becoming a team manager. Some of the most successful people in the world share a common aptitude for a variety of skills – they are creative, curious and collaborative problem solvers; they take risks and learn from their failures. These capabilities increase the odds for students to succeed in school, in extracurricular activities, and in future careers. Destination Imagination helps students build skills in all of these areas and encourages them to “Be Curious…Always!” DI does this through a project-based learning experience that applies the creative process across seven different Challenge types – technology, science, engineering, fine arts, improvisation, service learning and early learning – allowing K to Grade 12 students to acquire and practice the skills needed to thrive in school, future careers, and beyond.

The Best Team Managers Are:

Patient, Curious, Creative, Enthusiastic, Inspiring and Fun!

Do you believe in the power of creativity? As a Team Manager, you will have the opportunity to foster creativity, curiosity and collaboration as you guide students toward extraordinary solutions and watch their skills and abilities come to life right before your eyes! You don’t have to be an expert in the Challenges, you just need to be willing to be a guide. We provide the Roadmap – a how-to guide with a host of team building activities, brainstorming, idea selection tools, Instant Challenges, and conflict resolution procedures.  Team managers help the team acquire the materials and knowledge needed to solve the Team Challenge, supervise practice sessions, take the team to tournaments. You may help with skill building, but you are not permitted to suggest any solutions! We provide team manager training and on-going support throughout the Challenge season. You are the adult facilitator, administrator, supporter and life changer!

2018/2019 Team Challenge Season – at a glance!

September 2018 – Team Challenges available free of charge to schools and community groups/teams Fall/Winter – Form your team, Choose your Challenge March to April – Share your solutions at regional and a provincial tournament May 2019- Celebrate creativity at Global Finals in Kansas City, Missouri. There’s no shortage of enthusiastic students who want to participate in the DI Challenge Experience, and each team needs an adult Team Manager.  To learn more about becoming a Team Manager, contact joan@destinationimagination.ca or call 778-875-1727 today.

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