Communities of practice


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a large group of Graduate Student and New Professional Community of Practice members holding photobooth signs and smiling for a group photo
three male Mid Level Community of Practice ACPA members holding two Awards and smiling for the camera
Graduate Students and New Professionals Community of Practice standing behind a table that reads CHEERS TO 30 YEARS and smiling for a photo

Communities of Practice represent and focus on the unique needs of professionals at various points within their career. Communities of Practice recognize the importance of community, conversation, and collaboration among professionals spanning functional areas and identities, yet sharing positional-related experiences. Members can participate in Communities of Practice by attending sponsored webinars, Convention programs, networking events, volunteering for leadership roles, and more. Involvement opportunities are open to any ACPA Member and can be explored below!

Get Involved in an ACPA coalition or network 

  1. Once logged in, navigate to the Dashboard’s horizontal menu and select “My Account”
  2. Select “My Profile” from the dropdown menu
  3. A new page will appear
  4. On the “My Profile” tab, select the “Entity Involvement Profile”
  5. A new page will appear
  6. Select to join and unselect to leave Entities
  7. Then scroll to the bottom and select “Save Extended Fields” to confirm changes

OUR Communities of practice

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Graduate Students and New Professionals Community of Practice (GSNPCOP)

Contact the Chair:
Julie Townley // [email protected]



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Mid-Level Community of Practice (MLCOP)

Contact the Chair:
Jason Mockford // [email protected]



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Senior-Level Community of Practice (SLCOP)

Contact the Chair:
Juliette Duke // [email protected]



Latest Updates from Communities of Practice

MLCOP Past Award Recipients
MLCOP Past Award Recipients

2024: Mid-Level Practitioner-Scholar Award: Kia Kuresman Distinguished Service to the Mid-Level Community of Practice: Alice A. Mitchell, Ph.D. Exceptional Mid-Level Professional Award: Mercedes Diaz Outstanding Commitment to the Strategic Imperative for Racial...

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