Advocacy Committee Chair: Ebony White Awards Committee Chair: Candice Norris-Brown Conference Committee Chairs: Frannie Neal and Heather Zeng Membership Committee Chairs: Rachael Goodman and Shon Smith Mentoring & Leadership Committee Chairs: Christina McGrath Fair and Mercy Machado Newsletter Committee Chairs: Sam Steen and Darius Green Professional Development Committee Chairs: Rebecca Hug and Tina Onikoyi Research Committee Chair: Delila Owens Journal of Social Action in Counseling & Psychology Editors: Lawrence H. Gerstein and Pamela Valera
MENTORING & LEADERSHIP Committee
This committee was established in order to develop policies and practices that support our members in leadership development and that create pathways for mentoring. We aspire to assist CSJ members in developing their skills as leaders, particularly as it relates to being a leader in social justice counseling. We also seek to engage both new and more experienced members in meaningful and mutually beneficial mentoring relationships. For more information, please email the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Advocacy Committee is responsible for coordinating and following through with the advocacy action plan as articulated in the Strategic Plan.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The Professional Development committee is responsible for the provision of professional development activities coordinated by CSJ. This includes: the development and delivery of webinars or other trainings; developing joint conference efforts with other divisions and organizations; overseeing the CEU process for CSJ activities; and developing mentoring and leadership development opportunities.
The Membership Committee promotes membership and coordinates publicity and public relations for CSJ. Duties include: sending out letters to new members, ensuring that new members are added to appropriate forms of communication.
The Research Committee encourages and implements activities that enhance the quality and quantity of research related to social justice advocacy and counseling, including recognizing outstanding research. The Committee has a wide range of responsibilities including identifying members of the Research Committee, determining and implementing activities to benefit the quality and quantity of social justice related research, recommending on-going special projects, and determining candidates for the annual research award.
The Awards Committee selects the recipients for all CSJ awards and grants by soliciting nominations from the membership, reviewing nominations, and selecting awardees. The committee will coordinate the provision of award/grant items (e.g., certificates, leis, checks) and oversee the grantees’ provision of a post-award report.
The Nominations and Elections Committee is responsible for seeking nominations for officers on the Board, for recommending a slate of officers to the Board, and for establishing procedures for carrying out the annual election.
MARKETING, MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
The Marketing, Media and Public Relations Committee develops resources and materials which enhance the Association’s public profile and develops resources that are useful in social justice advocacy for counselors, clients and the community-at-large. This committee works closely with the Communication Officer to enhance the Association’s social media network, including the newsletter, website, listserv, and Facebook page.
The Bylaws Committee is responsible for drafting proposals for amendments to the Bylaws and for the final wording of amendments passed by the Board and membership to ensure their consistency with the style and substance of the bylaws.
STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE
The Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for updating and monitoring the Association’s Strategic Plan. We develop recommendations for the CSJ Executive Board on the future scope and direction of the Association.
The Conference Committee is responsible for coordinating CSJ activities at the annual ACA conference. The responsibilities include coordinating the Exhibit Hall Booth, brunch, Town Hall and business meeting, service day, and any additional advocacy efforts.