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.
- 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.
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:
- Supports the values and mission of BCOMA.
- Makes a personal commitment of time, effort and financial support to the best of their ability.
- Attends all Board of Directors meetings.
- Prepares for Board decision-making meetings by reviewing all relevant materials prior to each board meeting.
- Participates in Board training and orientation programs.
- Participates in the:
- Development of long term and short-term goals and objectives.
- Management and allocation of funds consistent with community needs.
- Adoption and monitoring of internal annual budget.
- Evaluation of policy implementation and Board growth and development.
- Development of sound personnel policies and procedures.
- Represents BCOMA and acts as an ambassador at public events. Attends as many of events as possible.
- Participates on one or more Board committees as required
- Suggests candidates as future Board members.
Ultimate Learner Ownership
No outside interference is permitted. The student teams create their own solution.
Cost limit, time limit, team size. Each team member is also considered a resource as they bring their own talents, skills, and interests to the solution process.
Asking the important critical questions to obtain clarity.
Learner choice elements are freely chosen by the team to be expressed in their solution.
Rapid Ideation and Implementation
Instant Challenges to process and produce quickly and recognize that at times this success comes from failure.