Strategic planning and governance reform
APSA is the world's largest association of professional political scientists. Its vision is to promote scholarly understanding of political ideas, norms, behaviors, and institutions to inform public choices about government, governance, and public policy.
Richard has supported a full strategic planning process that involved all levels of staff, entailed a review of APSA's vision, mission and overarching goals and helped draft the plan. One critical goal is the reform of an outdated governance model and the revision of APSA's bylaws. Richard facilitated a weekend retreat of APSA's Ad-Hoc Committee on Governance Reform, made up of leading political scientists from across the US and contributed to new draft bylaws.