For Division Leaders

Division Dialogue Newsletter

Division Dialogue is the bimonthly newsletter for divisions of the American Psychological Association.

Handbook for Division Officers

Information for division leadership on the relationship between divisions and APA, elections, governance, membership status, funds, convention, publications and services.

Information for Division Governing Bodies

APA divisions are now required to certify compliance with certain good governance policies as part of their group tax return. Division leaders should be aware that the following APA policies apply to the divisions, and should be complied with at all times.

Financial Services Available to Divisions

Information on division accounting — including accounting services, financial reporting, chart of accounts, important finance practices, contracts and grants, forms and samples.

Apportionment Ballots

Apportionment ballots determine representation on the APA Council of Representatives. The apportionment ballot mails about Oct. 31 each year, and should reach members in 10-15 working days. The election closes about Dec. 15 each year. Results are sent to council members via their electronic mailing list and posted in the Monitor and Division Dialogue.

Division Annual Reports

Division annual reports are due on or around Feb. 1 each year. The annual reports help CODAPAR identify new division projects and initiatives, and monitor division activities for compliance with APA's bylaws, policies and rules. Divisions that have chapters and/or sections should submit a separate annual report for each chapter and section, along with the division’s annual report.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Laumeier.

Division Leadership Conference

The Division Leadership Conference (DLC) helps division presidents-elect get to know APA and its staff, interact productively with other division leaders, plan for their own presidency and be better prepared to handle some hot topics like membership and legal concerns.

Interdivisional Grant Program

The Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) seeks proposals for collaborative projects sponsored by two or more APA divisions. The purpose of the program is to support joint activities that enhance the work, interests or goals of two or more divisions. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Furthering APA's goals of working to advance psychology as a science, a profession and a means of promoting human welfare.

  • Projects that promote collaboration between the science and practice of psychology.

  • Fostering the recruitment of ethnic minorities into psychology, APA or division membership, or APA governance.

  • Activities that focus on a currently unaddressed topic or area in psychology.