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20 years of iacfp my view

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A Former Director's Spirited View of Some Important Issues for Forensic and Correctional Psychology

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20 years of iacfp my view

  1. 1. A Personal View and Summary 23 Years of IACFP
  2. 2. Agenda 23 Years of Opportunity, Opposition & Opportunity 10 yrs of rain 3 yrs of reform 5 yrs of sunshine 5yrs - Current rains & regression Concepts for progress Projects for sunshine Needs & Imperative for success Agenda Past Present Future
  3. 3. Rainy Days Circa 1993-2003  Only 117 Members  Only $916 in the bank  Income only $32,000 per year  Newsletter a challenge to read in blue and black  Journal only 5 1/2” by 8 1/2” only 6X per year  3 year manuscript publication turn around
  4. 4. Rainy Days Circa 1993-2003  No taxes paid for 10 years  Bylaws 20 years obsolete  Membership renewal by happenstance  No financial controls  No legal reviews or services  No accounting  No Board
  5. 5. Days of Struggle and Reform 2003 - 2006  Renegotiating SAGE contract (faced opposition)  Designing welcome pack and renewal process  Arranging for membership management  Building membership  Redesigning newsletter (maroon & white)  Struggling with journal (practical vs expansion)  Resolving tax issues
  6. 6. Days of Struggle and Reform 2003 - 2006  Accumulating assets  Revising Bylaws  Designing logo  Designing web site in India (faced considerable opposition)  Arranging for financial controls (never done before)  Arranging for legal services (never done before)  Stable board
  7. 7. Sunny Days 2006-2011 Accomplishments  700 Members – up 600  $180,000 income per year – up $150,000 per year  $1,100,000 in the bank – up a million $$$  Retained earnings 73% - up infinite%  Newsletter full color  Journal 7” by 10” & 12X per year, many more pages  1 year manuscript turn around  Taxes paid and tax status preserved  Bylaws revised (though errors in implementation)  Stable Board
  8. 8. Sunny Days – More Accomplishments for Members  New publications discussions with SAGE  MOU with Romanians – completed and signed  MOU with Trinidad & Tobago – completed and signed  Affiliations with other groups (ICPA, ICCA, etc.)  Institute approved and funded at $25,000  E-learning for psychologist developed  Alliance with Spalding University confirmed  Alliance with Polycom for 300k free equipment  Stable Board
  9. 9. New Days of Rain and Regression 2011-Current – Page 1  President resigns on ethics charges  Cronyism creeps in  Bylaws revised – members excluded  Legal and travel expenses skyrocket  Retained earnings plummet  No new benefits for members for years  All relationships with outsiders damaged  Legal fees for internal controversies eat up 20% of income
  10. 10. New Days of Rain and Regression 2011-Current – Page 2  New publication discussions - derailed  MOU with Romanians – ignored  MOU with Trinidad & Tobago – ignored  Institute – torpedoed  E-learning for psychologists - derailed  Alliance with Spalding University - scuttled  Alliance with Polycom – scuttled  No budget  No SAGE contract for 2 years  Divided Board
  11. 11. Sunny Days Again? 2016 And On - Concepts 1  Our unique organizational finances  Transactional organizations  Transformational organizations  Service organizations  Advocacy organizations
  12. 12. Sunny Days Again? 2016 And On - Concepts 2  Membership organization  Creating benefits for members  Professional organization  Professing principals to society and our field  Business organization  Preserving and advancing scholarly standards  Providing information arbitrage  Doing entrepreneurial publishing for income stability We are a:
  13. 13. Sunny Days Again? 2016 And On - Projects  E-learning  Portfolio of journals  “Just For Correctional Psychologists” manual series  Grant funding  Partnership conferences  Membership chapters
  14. 14. Sunny Days Again??? 2016 And On - Needs We must show:  Commitment  Character  Competence  Cooperation  Collaboration  Committees
  15. 15. Sunny Days Again??? 2016 And On – Our Imperative Let’s  Paint or get off the ladder  Stop dithering (twirling)  Start producing
  16. 16. Summary 23 Years of Opportunity, Opposition & Opportunity  There have been good and bad times  Good times have been marked by  Strong Executive Director leadership  Entrepreneurial vision, and  Commitment to the Association  Bad times have been marked by infighting for personal gain and prestige  Our resources were never stronger  Our opportunities were never better  We have what it takes to be the “Voice of Psychology in Corrections”

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