Call for nominations: Div. 54 officers
Consider running for president, member at large or treasurer.
The Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) is accepting nominations for the following offices on the board of directors. Elections will be held in spring 2016, and the successful candidates will begin their terms of office on Jan. 1, 2017. To be eligible to run for any of the executive committee positions listed below, the candidate must be an APA member.
The president-elect shall be a member, fellow or voting associate member of the society elected for a term of three years during which he or she will serve as president-elect, president and past president. As president, the individual will lead the society by assuming ultimate responsibility for all ongoing programs, by leading the development of new directions; maintaining relationships with other organizations; speaking for the society in personal and public communication; and appointing all committees, liaisons and other offices of responsibility. He or she shall preside at all meetings, shall be the chairperson of the board of directors and shall perform all other usual duties of a presiding officer. Several duties begin during the president-elect year and extend through the presidential year. The past president chairs the Committee on Nominations and Elections and Nomination and Review Committees for several awards among other duties during the final year of the term.
Member at Large —National Conferences (2017- 2019) (soon to be renamed Member at Large — Continuing Education)
The member at large — National Conferences (MAL-Continuing Education) shall be a member, fellow or voting associate member of the society elected for a term of three years. During his or her term in office, the individual will be a member of the board of directors with the right to vote. The MAL-National Conferences (MAL-Continuing Education) s erves as the CE Administrator and SPP liaison to the APA Office of Continuing Education Sponsor Approval (CESA) which ensures compliance with all CESA regulations. This individual also chairs the SPP Continuing Education Committee, serves on the SPP Annual Conference Program Committee and oversees several ongoing continuing education activities directly sponsored by the Society (e.g., SPP YouTube Channel, SPP (online) Homestudy CE Program).
The Treasurer shall be a member, fellow or voting associate member of the society elected for a term of three years. During his or her term in office, the individual will be a member of the board of directors with the right to vote. This individual will oversee custody of all funds and property of the society, will direct disbursements of monies, will oversee the keeping of adequate records, will oversee the receipt of all money to the Society, will aid the President and the Board of Directors in the preparation of the annual budget, will make an annual financial report to the Society, will insure that the Society is in compliance with all applicable tax laws and, in general, shall perform the usual duties of a treasurer.
To nominate a candidate, send an email with the word “Nomination” in the subject line. Individuals who previously served as officers of the old section may run for office in the division. For more information about specific officer duties, please see SPP’s bylaws.
For all positions, 10 nominations must be received for each candidate by Jan. 5, 2016. Self-nominations are encouraged.