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Communication coordinator's column

The division hopes to have a more interactive and malleable website that attracts division members and those looking to gain information about the field of sport psychology.

By Christopher M. Bader, PhD

Given the changing face of communication and recent discussions at our mid-winter meeting, it seems that the time has come to change our style of communication within the division. My thinking on this is that we forgo the traditional version of our newsletter and opt instead for a different style of newsletter. Thus, I think our newsletter should be more targeted in scope, briefer and more easily accessible.

It would be my vision to see our newsletter consist of one or two column pieces (from the presidential triumvirate for example) with other topics referenced directly to those in charge of the area of mention. So, the upcoming pre-convention newsletter will look more like a brief encouraging word from our president followed by a page outlining convention programming with informational links to our program chairs. Beyond that, we will have mentions of other ideas (book reviews, etc.) that will then be linked on the website. I would like that the supplemental information changes on the website bimonthly while the newsletter will still be released three times per year (fall/winter, spring and summer).

Our website was a focus of attention at the mid-winter meeting this year. We discussed the possibility of hosting our own site in order to have more control over the content as well as to add additional media forms (video, for instance). Our hope is to have a more interactive and malleable website that is an attraction for those within the division and those looking to gain information about the field of sport psychology.

As a point of mention, our Science Committee has done great work on their Sport Psych Works publications. Please check these out as they are released.

As always, thank you for reading and please contact me directly if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback. Be well.