The Future of Associations

Alyssa KirkmanWater Cooler Chat

Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE headshot

Last week, I gathered with other association CEOs for an opportunity to network and to earn some continuing education from sessions such as “The Future of the Association Business Model.” For associations, the landscape is changing as millennials move into … Read More

Planning for the Future

Alyssa KirkmanWater Cooler Chat

Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE headshot

Our weather made the National news last week with more than eight inches of snow falling in Chapel Hill. Being a Chicago girl, I can tell you it is surprising just how crippling a few inches can be here. Without … Read More

Creating an Intentional Culture

Alyssa KirkmanWater Cooler Chat

Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE headshot

As part of my role as vice chair for the Diversity + Inclusion Committee of the American Society of Association Executives, I was asked to author an article. I reflected on coming to ACPA and how important it was to … Read More

Volunteering with ACPA

Alyssa KirkmanWater Cooler Chat

I recently visited with two service organizations. I made a presentation about ACPA to the Chapel Hill Carrboro Sunrise Rotary Club and visited the ACPA Approved Team at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Chicago. Both visits caused me to pause … Read More

Spreading Awareness One Person at a Time

Alyssa KirkmanWater Cooler Chat

National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness month is an opportunity to reinforce the messages that you share with patients and families every day.  It’s an opportunity to raise awareness about facial differences and inspire empathy, compassion and kindness. I began my … Read More

Community Building in our Nation’s Capital

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

I recently returned from attending the American Association of Orthodontists Meeting in Washington, DC. ACPA has traditionally attended two meetings a year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s Plastic Surgery: The Meeting and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial … Read More