Planning for the Future

Alyssa KirkmanWater Cooler Chat

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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

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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