State Leadership Conference
Feb. 27-March 1, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
SLC will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel. Invitations will be sent out via email around Dec. 17, 2015.
APA and APA Practice Organization co-sponsor the annual State Leadership Conference (SLC) each spring in Washington, D.C. It is attended by nearly 500 staff, volunteers and elected leaders from APA and its 60 affiliated state, provincial and territorial affiliates (SPTAs), along with APA divisions that focus on practice related areas. The conference has a well-deserved reputation as a premier advocacy and leadership training event. It has become a primary instrument of advocacy successes such as mental health parity laws, health care reform and related legislation, and the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards program. Participation of several dozen early career and diversity delegates along with a strong graduate student contingent assures that SLC contributes to a strong leadership pipeline for the psychology practice community.
The conference theme in 2016 will focus on the skills and advocacy needed to support the entire spectrum of traditional and alternative practice models. Whether working in a traditional private practice, under a management services organization, or as part of an integrated hospital-based system, psychologists will continue to evolve their practices to meet technological, economic and regulatory challenges.
The SLC sponsorship program is a way to connect APA state, provincial and territorial affiliate leaders to enterprises and vendors that have expertise with products and services relevant to psychologist leaders and the practitioners they represent. Each year we open sponsorship opportunities to support various aspects of the conference, such as: conference wireless Internet; branded coffee breaks or receptions; and continuing education technology. Please explore the full offering of the 2016 SLC sponsorship program (PDF, 566KB) or contact Tammy Barnes, director, operations, at (202) 336-5987.
Past State Leadership Conferences
Future Conference Dates
SLC is held every year in Washington, D.C. Future conferences include:
Saturday, Feb. 27-Tuesday, March 1, 2016
- Saturday, March 4-Tuesday, March 7, 2017
- Saturday, March 10-Tuesday, March 13, 2018