Being an officer in SDPA is a great way to volunteer, further your professional development and network with other psychologists. The time commitment is manageable and officers will have the support of other executive committee members and the executive director. To remain viable, your association is in great need of additional board members. Please consider a self-nomination or of another member or eligible member with whom you have consulted. The Executive Committee meets most months, usually for one hour, and, generally via conference call. Additionally, we hold an in-person meeting, at the annual conference. Please ask any question you might have about being an officer or a member.
Instructions: Nominations are requested for the following positions with the description from the SDPA Bylaws. If you submit more than one nominee for a position, please rank in order of preference. Please print their full first and last name and degree. Please complete this form, or contact the office if you have questions. 605-219-5298. In reviewing the descriptions below, please note that most of the heavy lifting is handled by staff, and there is significant support in carrying out the duties of the office. The time commitment is normally less than 2-3 hours per month, slightly higher for the President.
Member-at-Large – The Member-at-Large shall be a Member of the Association. The Association shall choose an individual for the position of Member-at-Large by popular election to be held in conjunction with the elections for the Officers of the Executive Committee of the Association. The term of office shall be for three years. The duties of the Member-at-Large is to support and encourage membership in the Association, to act as a liaison between the Membership and the Executive Council, and any other duties as defined by the Executive Committee. The term of office for the Member-at-Large, Federal Advocacy Coordinator, and Mental Health Coalition Representative shall be for three years and set to begin in staggered years so that none of the three officers is elected for a full term during the same year.
Diversity Delegate – The Diversity Delegate shall be a Member of the Association. The Association shall choose an individual for the position of Diversity Delegate by popular election to be held in conjunction with the elections for the Officers of the Executive Committee of the Association. The goals of the Diversity Delegate are to involve and include all diverse groups recognized in APA’s overall definition of diversity in membership and leadership positions throughout the Association in facilitating the growth and development of leadership skills for psychologists from diverse backgrounds to enhance diversity within state levels. These diverse groups, as recognized by the APA, include: race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, class status, education and religious/spiritual orientation.
Please follow the link below to nominate or sign up for available board/committee positions. Thank you!