Leadership Development Committee

Applications are now open | Due November 14, 2022

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Committee Objectives

This Committee shall be responsible for identifying and developing the leadership talent for the organization, including but not limited to identifying a slate of candidates for the Election of Board of Trustee members as well as identifying and developing future SPA leaders through various volunteer opportunities and training programs. Specific responsibilities of this committee will include identifying the skill needs and qualifications for SPA’s Board of Trustees, reviewing applications for open positions for the SPA Board of Trustees, and other duties relating to the nominations and elections process of SPA. Initially, the committee will develop procedures for monitoring volunteer activities, developing/identifying training needs for leadership positions, and specifying skills and qualifications for various volunteer activities, as necessary.  Subsequently, the committee will be responsible for implementing, monitoring, and reporting on volunteer activities.

 

Committee Composition 

The following is an overview of the total committee composition for the 2023 year:

  • SPA Past President – Chair
  • SPA President
  • SPA President-Elect
  • Diversity and Social Justice Committee Chair
  • Immediate past SPAGS chair
  • Six at-large members, as selected by the chair and approved by the SPA Board of Trustees. At-large membership should be inclusive of SPA members, including Fellows, practitioners, and early-career members.

Members on the Leadership Development Committee are ineligible to run for election the years they serve on the committee. If an individual is interested in running for office, they must recuse themselves from the committee, and the chair will be responsible for filling that position with a similarly qualified individual.

 

Committee Member Representation and Qualifications

As a whole, the committee would be comprised of SPA members that:

  • Represent global society membership.
  • Represent student, early career, as well as mid/late career members, and both clinical and academic professionals.
  • Be committed to ensuring the advancement of the SPA Strategic Plan through leadership development activities.

 

It is anticipated that some members of the committee will have research or practice-related experience with talent development, and previous experience as a volunteer in SPA or other association’s committee work (i.e., experience in working on one or more volunteer committees). Prior Board of Director service with SPA is not required to serve on this committee.

 

Estimated Time Commitment and Meeting Format

While hard to estimate, on average, we expect no more than 3-5 hours of meetings and outside work per month. Having said that, the goals the committee sets for itself may necessitate a larger time commitment.  All meetings will be virtual and will occur through Zoom.

Term Limits

  • Three-year commitment for the Representatives-at-Large, on a rotating basis. Two of those positions would be up for election every two years.
  • Other committee members serve as long as their board positions last (e.g., President Elect, Immediate Past SPAGS Chair, DISJ Chair).

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2022 Leadership Development Committee

The Leadership Development Committee is responsible for identifying the slate of candidates running for SPA Board Member positions. Members on this Committee are ineligible to be a candidate for positions they review. If an individual is interesting in running for office, they must recuse themselves from the review of the specific position(s), and the chair will be responsible for filling that position with a similarly qualified individual. 
John L. McNulty

John L. McNulty

SPA Past President - Chair

Amanda Jill Clemence

Amanda Jill Clemence

SPA President

Jan H Kamphuis

Jan H Kamphuis

University of Amsterdam

President-Elect

Jennifer Katherine Boland

Jennifer Katherine Boland

Sam Houston State University

Immediate Past SPAGS Chair

Ksera Dyette

Ksera Dyette

Williams James College

Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Chair

Julie Cradock O'Leary

Julie Cradock O'Leary

Thurston Cradock Test of Shame, private practice

Member-at-Large

Abby L. Mulay

Abby L. Mulay

Medical University of South Carolina

Member-at-Large

Madeleine Starin

Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Psychological Asst. & Professor, Dr. Abraham Loebenstein, A forensic corporation

Member-at-Large

Matthew Yalch

Matthew Yalch

Member-at-Large