Pacific Region ACPE
Find attached two documents with news and highlights for Pacific Region Members.  This is meant to be a quick update and to recruit some of you to assist with a couple of projects.  Information is in the NEWS article. (NEWS April 2017Pacific Region Comparison Chart ~ 2017)
Earlier today I sent a message from Rod Seeger and the Work Group looking at Community of Practice.  That email has vital information for Pacific Region Members.  Be sure to look it over carefully.
You will notice the information here and the information from the Work Group are all pointing to some new directions and decisions our Members will need to make in Tacoma.  Hopefully there will be much conversation before that time to fine tune our hopes and plans.  The more we’re able to engage these issues openly, the more likely we are to have a professional community that will continue into the future..  Some of you joined a video conference two weeks ago.  There will be another video conference opportunity with additional information and conversation about our future together.  If you missed the first one, you might want to join us for the second edition.
Thanks for reviewing this material.  If you need anything posted on the website, send it to me.  We have new postings twice a month.
John Moody
Regional Director ACPENEWS April 2017

A Message From Chairperson Rod Seeger & Community of Practice Work Group

Pacific Region ACPE
A Message From Chairperson Rod Seeger
& Community of Practice Work Group
The Regional Council appointed Treasurer Rod Seeger to function as Chair of a Work Group looking at options for a Pacific Community of Practice (new designation in the recently passed ACPE Bylaws).  The following is a report of their work and ideas for your consideration.  Should you have questions, ideas or comments, send them directly to Rod Seeger at:
Hi Everyone,
A committee of seven people, of which I am chair, has had several conversations about what is important aspects of Pacific Region which we want to carry forward when we become a Community of Practice. The committee is made up of Ki Do Ahn, Susan Conrad, Anke Flohr, Beth Godfrey, Gordon Hilsman, Stina Miller and me.
Attached please find several documents which I have combined into one electronic document. (COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE-PACIFIC)
1. 2 charts which help define what a community of practice is.
2. Qualities and Values we appreciate about Pacific Region
3. Needs we perceive
4. What we need to do moving forward
A second electronic document is a suggestion how we might develop policies and procedures for running our community of practice which includes a suggested org chart. (0 PacificCommunityofPractice-4-9-17)
Finally, the Pacific Regional Council met in San Diego April 4-6. During the meeting all of these documents were reviewed and discussed. The Regional Council moved that we move forward with creating a community of practice and that these documents can serve us in moving forward.