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Notes From the August 2015 APA Council of Representative Meeting Lori Foster, Deirdre Knapp, Rodney Lowman, and Deborah Whetzel The American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual convention was held on August 6-9, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. SIOP was represented on the convention program, and the sessions were well attended. Presentations by SIOP members ranged from goal setting to firefighter operations, worker well-being, and using I-O psychology to fight global poverty, to name just a few examples. SIOP’s presence at APA’s convention was due in no small part to APA Committee Chair Ann Huff- man and Chair-in-Training Tara Behrend who worked hard to encourage and review convention submissions and organize a reception for SIOP attendees. SIOP members were recognized at the con- vention in several positive ways. Consulting psychologist and APA Council member Judith Blanton received a Presidential Ci- tation for her contributions to applied psy- chology, especially for her persistent efforts in trying to help psychology licensure be made more relevant to the needs of non- healthcare applied psychology. In addition, the following SIOP members were named APA Fellows: Bradford Bell, Mark Bing, Wendy Boswell, Johnathon Halbesleben, Yueng-hsiang Huang, Stephanie Payne, William Shepherd, and Scott Tonidandel. Congratulations to each of these individu- als for the well-deserved recognition! Preceding and during the convention, APA’s Council of Representatives (COR), its major The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist governing body, convened. This article pro- vides a report on those meetings, which consisted of an opening plenary session on the evening of August 4, a full day meeting on August 5, and a half day meeting on August 7. SIOP’s four APA Council Repre- sentatives, Rodney L. Lowman (who also served as chair of the APA’s new Council Leadership Team), Deirdre Knapp, Lori Foster, and Deb Whetzel attended. As many TIP readers are aware, the COR is a legislative body composed of repre- sentatives elected from each APA division as well as state and provincial territories. COR meetings entail discussing and voting on a variety of policy issues facing psychol- ogy. For the past few years, discussions have focused largely on determining the best structure for COR, including delib- erations about its optimal size and role. These discussions were part of what was known as APA’s Good Governance Project, which concentrated on how to turn COR into a more nimble governing body. This included improving the speed with which decisions and changes are made by COR without compromising decision quality. During the Good Governance Project, roles and responsibilities of COR and the board of directors were reviewed, and changes were made. One purpose of the changes was to help focus COR’s time and talent on policy issues of relevance to APA members and council representatives’ constituents. 143