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Colorado Psychological Association
Board of Directors 
Call for Nominations

We are looking to expand the representativeness of CPA leadership – across racial/ethnic diversity, across job roles, and across career levels. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague who is interested in participating in the strategic direction of our state psychological association!

If you are interested but on the fence, or need more context, please email Mimi McFaul, Psy.D., by clicking here. 

All psychologists who hold a Colorado license are eligible to be nominated to the CPA Board. Nominees must become a CPA member in order to serve on the CPA board.

CPA has three seats open for election for a term to commence on July 1, 2016: President Elect, Early Career Psychologist Committee Chair and one At-Large Director.

General responsibilities of CPA Board Members:

  1. Have knowledge of the Colorado Psychological Association (CPA) and a personal and professional commitment to its mission and goals.
  2. Participate in CPA policy development.
  3. Attend regularly scheduled board meetings, annual retreat and other CPA activities such as the Political Action Fundraiser, Annual Business meeting, workshops and conferences.
  4. Provide leadership for the CPA.
  5. Review board meeting minutes and stay well-informed regarding organization’s fiscal and program work.
  6. Actively participate on at least one committee.
  7. Volunteer for, and willingly accept, assignments.
  8. Complete assignments thoroughly and on time.
  9. Match personal and professional skills and interests with tasks and activities.
  10. Participate annually in strategic planning.
  11. Actively work to increase organizational income.
  12. Serve as an ambassador of the CPA to the public.

President Elect – In addition to general Board responsibilities, the President-Elect shall perform the duties of the President in his/her temporary absence or disability and shall be a voting member of the Board of Directors. The President-Elect is also the Chair of the Policies and Procedures Committee, which ensures CPA operations and policies and procedures are aligned. At the end of his or her term as President-Elect, the President-Elect becomes President for a one-year term, then holds the seat of Past President to complete a three-year cycle on the Board.

Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Committee Chair - In addition to general Board responsibilities, the ECP Committee Chair leads the ECP Committee in ECP member recruitment, programming and networking events. The ECP Committee Chair serves a three-year term.

At-Large Director - In addition to general Board responsibilities, At-Large Directors are asked to serve on at least one Committee to strengthen the CPA community.

Please click here to submit your nominations for these Board positions. You may nominate more than one person for each position. 

CPA is also recruiting for other non-Board leadership positions.

American Psychological Association Liaisons

You must be a member of both the APA and CPA in order to serve as an APA Liaision.

1.    Public Education Coordinator (PEC) is appointed by his or her state, provincial or territorial psychological association (SPTA), serves as the SPTA public education “captain” as well as the PEC liaison between APA and the SPTA. Although each coordinator tailors the campaign to meet local needs, the coordinator often is called upon to:

  • Speak to the media about the public education campaign.
  • Speak at state association meetings, community workshops or seminars.
  • Hold or help coordinate community outreach activities such as a psychology booth at a local health fair.
  • Serve as mentor to APA members seeking guidance about how to use PEC materials.
  • Track the use of campaign materials in that state, province or territory.
  • Attend the APA State Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. for leadership and public education advocacy training.
  • Promote the PEC within the state

2.    Psychology in the Workplace Network (PWN) The mission of PWN

Is to advance the well-being and effectiveness of people at work and is a network of more than 50 psychologists representing state, provincial and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs) and some APA divisions. The PWN works to strategically advance psychology by developing strong collaborative relationships with the business and employer community and educating them about the roles and value of psychology in the workplace.

The PWN Representative is expected to run a local-level Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (PHWA) program in his or her jurisdiction with support from APA. The PWN Representative may work with a committee of psychologists and students who are members of the SPTA and will work closely with the SPTA Executive Director and Public Education Campaign (PEC) Coordinator.

Each SPTA has the flexibility to decide how their program will operate, within APA’s program requirements (e.g., SPTAs are required to use the PHWA online application system). Some SPTAs have an award program each year, other SPTAs give awards every other year, and some use the “off” year to teach the public about healthy workplaces with structured educational outreach efforts and generate increased interest in their program.

PWN Representatives are required to attend the PWN Business Meeting each year, which is generally held in the spring. Attendance for one PWN Representative per SPTA with an active award program is funded by APA each year.

Expectations

PWN Representatives are expected to make presentations about healthy workplaces and related topics in the community. PWN Representatives are expected to attend or designate a committee member to attend the PWN conference calls which take place throughout the year. PWN Representatives are encouraged to submit at least one piece of content each year (e.g., newsletter article, blog post, write-up highlighting the SPTA’s local-level winners) that can be used in APA’s communication efforts. 

Resources

The PWN Representative has access to resources from APA such as the PHWA Toolkit and online application system, as well as consultation from APA staff and the use of the PWN listserv to network with other PWN Representatives. The PWN Representative can also apply for financial assistance of $1,000 to support their SPTA each year they have an active award program.

PWN Representatives must have a doctoral-level degree in psychology or a related field.

Lead Editor for The Colorado Psychologist

The lead editor oversees the submission, editing and formatting process and

assists with final revisions of TCP prior to publication. Coordinates and communicates

with the Content, Submission, and Layout editors, the communications committee

chairperson, CPA president, and CPA’s management firm. Must have strong attention to

detail, excellent writing and communication skills, and positive team membership and

leadership skills.

Content Editor for The Colorado Psychologist

Proofreads articles for publication and communicates with authors. Coordinates publication schedule and meeting deadlines with Lead Editor, Submission Coordinator, and Layout editors. Must have strong attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, excellent writing and communication skills, and positive team membership skills. 

Click here to submit nominations. You may nominate more than one person for each position. 


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