Get ready to nominate and elect your APAPO governance leaders

The nomination period will start Feb. 12 and close on March 25.

This year marks the first time that members of the APA Practice Organization (APAPO) have the opportunity to engage in nominating and electing members to serve on the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP), the oversight body for the APA Practice Organization that reports to the APAPO board of directors. 

The timeline for 2015 is expected to proceed as follows:

  • In February all APAPO “practice constituents” — those who have paid the Practice Assessment for 2015 — will receive an email from APAPO soliciting your nominations for practice constituents who might serve on CAPP. A link in the email will take interested constituents to the Web page where they can submit nominations for the three available positions on CAPP, each with a three-year term that begins Jan. 1, 2016. 
  • The nomination period will start Feb. 12 and close on March 25. 
  • Once nominations have closed, CAPP will review the nominations and propose three slates for review and approval by the APAPO board of directors at its June meeting. The slates will be set up to help ensure that CAPP has representation across practice types, settings and sizes, as well as diversity in the practitioners nominated and their geographic location. 
  • CAPP member elections will open on Aug. 1 and close in mid-September. All APAPO constituents will be eligible to participate in the elections. The actual election will be handled by Survey and Ballot Services Inc., an outside company.

According to APAPO Executive Director Katherine C. Nordal, PhD, the new CAPP member nomination and election process furthers APAPO’s commitment to member engagement. “We hope this new process will help constituents feel more directly connected to the APA Practice Organization and CAPP,” says Nordal. “We want our members more actively involved in selecting practitioner leaders and helping to chart our future direction.” 

We welcome your feedback about the new nomination and election process. Members with questions or comments are invited to send an email.