Regional Coordinators: Activities and Responsibilities
What Does a Coordinator Do?
As a regional coordinators (FEDAC), you will serve in a leadership capacity within your regional network. This includes:
- Identify and recruit individuals to serve as Campus and Training Representatives (CTRs) at major universities and training sites within your region.
- Facilitate grassroots activities across your regional network, such as letter writing/email campaigns, phone calls, visits to Capitol Hill or district offices, briefings and testimony.
- Attend the annual meeting, held each year in conjunction with the APA Education Leadership Conference.
How Much Time Do I Need to Devote?
It does not require a lot of your time to become a regional coordinator. On average, you might spend one hour each month on routine activities such as:
- Phone and distribution list communications.
- Respond to and/or forward FEDAC requests.
Each fall, you will attend the combined APA Education Leadership Conference and Annual FEDAC Meeting in Washinigton, D.C., which lasts for two and a half days. Meetings include keynote speakers, advocacy training and visits to Capitol Hill.
Who Will I Contact?
As a regional coordinator, you will interact with:
- Staff members of APA's Education Government Relations Office.
- Grassroots campus/training representatives in your region.
- Liaisons for the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) and the Committee on Early Career Psychologists.
- State grassroots counterparts.
Will There Be Any Expenses?
APA will reimburse all expenses associated FEDAC activity, such as mailings, telephone costs and the annual meeting.