Creating an Intentional Culture

Alyssa KirkmanWater Cooler Chat

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

Exploring a Culture of Helping

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

I am writing from ACPA’s 75th Anniversary Meeting at the Westin Convention Center. Twenty-five years ago, we hosted the meeting here. Linda and Ricky are two of the Westin staff who I met. They have worked here 26 years and … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

Two-thousand-eighteen started strong for ACPA – we are continuing our programs and services with an eye toward celebrating our 75th Anniversary throughout the year. With the ongoing strength of Wonder at the box office, we secured an interview on Morning … Read More