President's Blog for Community Research and Action - SCRATransforming the Mission, Leadership and Participatory Culture of SCRA<p>During my Presidency, I have been working on transforming the mission, leadership, and participatory culture of SCRA.  A combination of increased SCRA resources, increased competition for people’s professional attention, the revolution in communications technology, and my renewed sense that SCRA has something special to offer the public have…</p>Maurice EliasMon, 27 Jul 2009 23:22:50 +0000's Next Stage of Growth & Influence: Priorities & an Action-Oriented Policy Framework<p><strong>Becoming a Resourced Organization</strong><br /><br />    The source of our increased resources is AJCP.   As we have  become aware of the value of AJCP as a scholarly and a financial resource,  the Executive Committee (EC), under Anne Bogat’s leadership, pursued acquiring ownership of the journal for SCRA and a more favorable contract.  While the new contract…</p>Maurice EliasThu, 02 Jul 2009 21:31:20 +0000 Define our Value Proposition and Directions CP Education and Employment<p><br />PLEASE HELP DEFINE THE COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY VALUE PROPOSITION <br /><br />In the most recent issue of The Community Psychologist, I described the need for a Community Psychology Value Proposition (see also for a draft).  A  Value Proposition is: "A business or marketing statement that summarizes why a…</p>Maurice EliasWed, 10 Jun 2009 14:35:39 +0000 a Value Proposition for Community Psychology<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Employability and Community Psychology:  Why We Need a Value Proposition <br /><br />Maurice (Mo) J. Elias, Ph.D. <br /><br />SCRA President <br />Rutgers University</strong><br /><br /><br />    Do you know what a Value Proposition is?  I had no clue until long-time SCRA member Bill Neigher introduced the term to me a year or so ago.  Technically, it is described as: <br /><br />“A business or marketing…</p>Maurice EliasSun, 24 May 2009 17:49:38 +0000 Need to Address the Action-Intention Gap<p>We Need to Address the Action-Intention Gap <br />Maurice (Mo) J. Elias, Ph.D. <br />SCRA President <br />Rutgers University <br />In my Fall 2008 column (which I posted on the SCRA President’s blog at the web site), I issued a call for action. I heard from many who resonated with that call and agreed that it was time for action, but I am under no illusion that…</p>Maurice EliasTue, 03 Mar 2009 19:18:52 +0000 to Act and Plan than Wait and Hope<p>There are no guarantees in life and waiting and hoping are not my favorite strategies.  In May 2007, my older daughter, Sara Elizabeth, got married.  She was privileged to have both of her parents and her spouse’s parents attend, and on our side of the family, she watched all four of her grandparents walking down the aisle.  It’s hard to…</p>Maurice EliasFri, 19 Dec 2008 20:29:37 +0000