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CODAPAR Call for Nominations

The Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) is pleased to announce its call for nominations for three-year terms, starting January 1, 2022.  Two positions are available.

What will I be doing?
(1) serve an advisory function to the Division Engagement Office and Chief Executive Officer on the mutual implication and impact of activities of APA and divisions;
(2) provide leadership to facilitate coordination and communication among divisions and between divisions and APA;
(3) make proposals to enhance structural, functional, and policy relations between APA and divisions;
(4) plan and host the Division Leadership Training;
(5) provide leadership in developing training programs for division officers at the Division Leadership Training, the APA annual meeting, or other such forums, to enhance the functioning and benefits offered by divisions and the diversity of the Association's members; and
(6) act as a facilitator in resolution of disputes among divisions.

What is my commitment?
The committee members should expect the following:

  1. Participate in at least two in-person meetings each year.
  2. Participate in at least one 60-minute virtual meeting each month (via Skype, conference call and/or another virtual meeting technology). This requires access to a computer with a modern web browser. Additionally, access to a computer with a webcam is preferred.
  3. Respond to email correspondence between in-person and virtual meetings.

I am an early career psychologist. Should I apply?
YES! The committee is looking particularly at choosing one person to represent an early career psychologist.

What are the selection criteria?
Each division is invited to submit one nomination for two January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024 positions. Nominees should be past division executive officers or active division leaders with significant governance experience, including committee and task force chairs. The committee is particularly looking for an early career psychologist candidate who wants to gain valuable experience in APA leadership. Do not let the criteria of significant governance experience stop you!

How will the choice be made?
The APA Board of Directors appoints members to CODAPAR based on the slates recommended by the current committee.  CODAPAR makes every effort to select slates that reflect the full range of divisional interests and seeks nominations that will ensure representation of all divisions.  CODAPAR pays considerable attention to nominations that will ensure diverse representation on the Committee, including gender, sexual orientation, ethnic, racial, and cultural minority status. 

What should I know before I apply?
APA is engaged in a process of transformation to place a much greater emphasis on impacts that clearly benefit society and improve lives.  In February 2019, the Council of Representatives adopted a new strategic plan that sets APA’s organizational priorities for the next three-to-five years.  In order to be successful in achieving significant impacts in these priority areas, the contributions of all aspects of APA are needed, including the contributions of boards and committees.  Going forward, the expectation is that boards and committees will work in a cooperative and multi-disciplinary manner since no single board and committee can achieve any goal in the strategic plan working individually.  Given the importance of this multidisciplinary approach to the Association’s strategic goals, APA encourages nominees to CODAPAR to review the strategic plan [https://www.apa.org/about/apa/strategic-plan/index] in order to become familiar with the larger context in which their expertise and interests will contribute to APA’s success.

What is the deadline?
Nominations are due to CODAPAR Staff Liaison, Sonja Wiggins at division@apa.org no later than March 12, 2021. Divisions submitting a nomination should state the nominee’s particular qualifications and interest in the position on the Nomination Form and include a vita for your nominee. 

What is CODAPAR’s mission?
The mission and composition of the Committee on Division/APA Relations is described in Association Rule 90-6:

     There shall be a Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) which shall be generally concerned with the mutual involvement of divisions and APA in fostering psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare and shall: (1) serve an advisory function to the Division Services Office and Chief Executive Officer on the mutual implication and impact of activities of APA and divisions: (2) provide leadership to facilitate coordination and communication among divisions and between divisions and APA; (3) make proposals to enhance structural, functional, and policy relations between APA and divisions; (4) plan and host the Division Leadership Conference; (5) provide leadership in developing training programs for division officers at the Division Leadership Conference, the APA annual meeting, or other such forums, to enhance the functioning and benefits offered by divisions and the diversity of the Association's members; and (6) act as a facilitator in resolution of disputes among divisions.

     CODAPAR shall consist of six members, each serving a three-year term, and shall report to Council through the Board of Directors. At least one member of CODAPAR shall be an early career psychologist. Two new members of CODAPAR will be appointed annually. Nominations will be solicited from divisions, with each division invited to submit a nominee for CODAPAR. Eligible nominees are APA members who are or have been divisional officers, board members or have had significant governance experience within or across divisions. Upon receipt of division nominations, CODAPAR will submit to the Board of Directors a listing of nominees along with its recommendation for achieving balance in representation of the broad interests of divisions as designated in defined slates. An additional goal shall be to achieve diversity among CODAPAR members by striving to obtain gender balance and at least one member from underrepresented groups. The Board of Directors will appoint two new members annually from the slates submitted by CODAPAR.

Can I talk to anyone from CODAPAR?
Please contact Dr. Misha Bogomaz, 2021-2022 char, with any further questions at m.bogomaz@unf.edu.

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