Strategic Plan

Preamble

The Mission, Vision, Goals, and Objectives demonstrate the division’s priorities and values.
While the document is aspirational in nature, it aims to guide the division in proceedings.

Mission

Division 45, The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race,
is for psychologists concerned with ethnic minority issues.

We promote understanding of ethnic minority psychological principles, and
provision of culturally competent service delivery.

We promote the elimination of racism and social injustice against People of Color and
the incorporation of diversity and multiculturalism into all societal issues.

The Division encourages empowerment inclusion and collaboration among psychologists,
promotes multicultural research, education and training regarding People of Color, and
represents these concerns within the American Psychological Association and to the public.

The Society disseminates its scholarship through the publication of its Division journal,
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, the Focus newsletter, and
presents awards to outstanding contributors.

Strategic Goal 1:

That the division becomes a diversity psychology home where members find support, encouragement and tangible resources to enhance their work and wellbeing in diversity psychology

Strategic Goal 2:

That the division serves as a moral compass with regard to diversity to promote an active, engaged relationship with the APA relevant to Division 45 strategic goals

Strategic Goal 3:

That the Div 45 Board will be an effectively functioning body, closely engaged with and relevant to the needs of membership with outcomes consistent with the Strategic Plan

Strategic Goal 4:

Promote the elimination of racism and social injustice in society through research, education, practice, policy and advocacy

The source for cultural diversity and ethnic minority psychology for APA and society

An organized, strategic body of psychologists poised to positively impact and support education, public policy, research, treatment and care for diverse populations.

The go to source for relevant and leading edge psychological science concerning diverse peoples

Recognizes value and integrates multiple cultural perspectives in the practice of psychology

Strives to end racial and ethnic inequalities of power and privilege that affect psychosocial well being

Empowers our membership toward eliminating racial/ethnic injustice and influencing APA policy

The division whose research, practice and advocacy expertise in issues related to culture, race, ethnicity and privilege is recognized as the gold standard

A beacon for racial/ethnic minority issues in psychology that impact diverse lives

Empowers individuals at different stages of their career/education to address issues of racial/ethnic minorities in research, practice, and education

The voice for cultural diversity and ethnic minority psychology within APA and society

Increases awareness of ethnic minority issues and empowers our members to impact these issues

Recognizes, empowers and fully integrates cultural diversity and ethnic minority issues into the practice of psychology and all its realms

A platform to promote cultural diversity and ethnic minority mental health issues including leadership development, interorganization collaboration, and promoting human welfare

Strategic Goal 1:

That the division becomes a diversity psychology home where members find support, encouragement and tangible resources to enhance their work and wellbeing in diversity psychology

Objectives

  • Conduct a needs assessment to identify membership demographics, membership needs, and themes for engaging members
  • Recruit new members (100/year over next 5 years or a 25% increase)
    • Develop a welcome packet for new members
    • Evaluate membership fee structure
  • Increase engagement of members in the division through regular communication via advanced technology to promote scholarly exchange and collegial support
    • Create a LinkedIn account to enable members to connect with one another and to update members about division activities
    • Offer a minimum of 3 webinars and “virtual” happy hour to members
    • Offer CE through the website or LinkedIn account
    • Use the listserv to communicate division goals and strategies
    • Develop website and use to connect with membership
  • Increase voting participation of members
  • Expand CDEMP to support practitioner interests as well as science interests
  • Offer leadership training to members
    • Offer 1-2 non-substantive programming in hospitality suite
    • Use Links and shoulders for leadership training
    • Offer webinars on leadership skills
    • Use campus links
    • Liaison with CARED chair of APAGs to send a representative to Division 45 EC meetings
    • Promote and highlight benefits for students
    • Offer scholarships for students
    • Conduct an annual member satisfaction survey to identify needs of student members
  • Spotlight on Division 45 members in the newsletter including ECP and new members and link article to website or LinkedIn account
  • Offer grantswriting training to members
  • Increase by 50% awards to persons of color

Strategic Goal 2:

That the division serves as a moral compass with regard to diversity to promote an active, engaged relationship with the APA relevant to Division 45 strategic goals

Objectives

  • Cultivate relationships within APA through division presence on all APA Boards and Committees and representation on APA Council
    • Support Division EC as liaisons to APA boards including: BSA, BEA, BAPPI, BPA and CAPP
    • Coordinate with members to identify liaisons and monitors already attending APA boards and committees or located in DC to represent Division 45
  • Increase and maintain 1 additional seat on the APA council of representatives over next 5 years
  • Develop a 5 year strategic plan to ensure appointment of division members to APA boards and committees
    • Achieve an average of 25% ethnic minority composition within all Boards and Committees and APA Council of Representatives
    • Develop a list of division members to attend APA boards and committees, to nominate to slates, to lobby Council and caucuses
    • Elect two Presidents of Color within five years via involvement in the campaign process and to ensure that they address beliefs of Division 45; bring out the vote via a phone tree
  • Identify and nurture communication with division 45 members and allies already serving on APA COR, boards and committees who will insure that issues related to race/ethnicity and diversity are consistently addressed
  • Collaborate with ally divisions and division members also serving in other divisions
    • Identify 3-4 divisions with whom to collaborate
    • Cultivate at least one new relationship each year
  • Cultivate relationship with the APA so that they will regularly call upon Division 45 as the brain trust for scientific advising on matters related to race, ethnicity, and diversity
    • Ensure that specific language addressing diversity is included in each of APA’s strategic plan areas
    • Develop a relationship that Division members will be viewed as the thought leaders and go-to Division for information on diversity
    • Monitor activities of the four directorates regarding race and ethnicity
  • Offer leadership training and mentoring to division members to promote leadership with APA governance and beyond
    • Offer leadership training at APA convention, conferences, and prior to consolidated meetings
    • Host a Meet the Officers meeting in the Hospitality Suite for members interested in governance
    • Develop resources, webinars, online modules on leadership within the division website
    • Liaison with other groups developing leadership institutes including but not limited to CNPAAEMI Leadership Development Institute, LIWP
    • Develop the Diversity and Leadership initiative to offer resources and training for leadership
    • Host a Leadership Summit to strengthen allies; rationale is that race, ethnicity or power not on agenda for most leadership training, or dealt with in a superficial manner; may need different workshop levels for different groups
  • Relations with APA president
    • EC to meet with incoming APA president annually and present a “welcome packet” from Division 45
    • Host the presidential candidate forum in the Hospitality Suite annually
    • Endorse presidential candidates whose agenda supports ethnic minority issues and diversity

Strategic Goal 3:

That the Div 45 Board will be an effectively functioning body, closely engaged with and relevant to the needs of membership with outcomes consistent with the Strategic Plan

Objectives

  • Enhance EC communication and collaboration through regular monthly virtual meetings; have a goal for each call and make it a priority; chairs will offer reports in preparation for the meeting to better utilize conference call time
  • Offer leadership training and mentoring for those interested in leading Div 45 to insure that all four ethnic groups have viable candidates who are ready to lead Div 45 if elected
  • Offer leadership training and orientation to new board members prior to beginning of their term of service.
  • EC meetings will include attention to both process and content and members will report progress on strategic plan goals
  • Create and maintain operations manual for each EC officer/position duties, functions and terms of office to ensure smooth transitions and accountability

Strategic Goal 4:

Promote the elimination of racism and social injustice in society through research, education, practice, policy and advocacy

Objectives

  • Create and maintain a database of literature/resources for members and the public on the Division website
  • Create and conduct grant writing workshops at APA, div 45 conference, and NMCS to increase the number of funded research grants by people of color (e.g., NIH or SAMHSA grants writing
  • Offer mentoring on how to lead your life as a scientist via technology
  • Create and disseminate a resource of “best practices” for teaching multiculturalism across curriculum

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