ACPE's weekly digest to keep you connected, better informed, and well-resourced for the week ahead.
January 23, 2017
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Trace Informal
ACPE's Monday Briefing is a weekly digest from ACPE Executive Director Trace Haythorn
 
Each week you will receive related articles and updates on ACPE transitions. Also included are helpful links to keep you connected, better informed, and well-resourced for the week ahead.
Redesign Implementation Team Meeting
By the time many of you read this, the Redesign Implementation Team will be meeting in Decatur at the national offices. They will spend three days planning for their work for the coming year, clarifying the specific tasks that need to be addressed, and designating responsibilities and action plans for each identified task/process. Keep them in your thoughts as we expect them to go home tired from an intense couple of days of very hard work on behalf of ACPE!
In case you missed it: Accreditation News!
Our new software, Board Effect, is ready to receive your Annual Report (Appendix 1)! Submissions are due by midnight (in your time zone), Tuesday, January 31, 2017. In case you missed the email outlining the details, please click here
Conversation about the new ACPE Bylaws
If you haven't been to the ACPExchange lately, you're missing a conversation started by members who seek to bring a different perspective and perhaps changes to the new bylaws. You can visit the exchange here
Want to visit Israel with colleagues?
In case you missed the earlier announcement, here's a link to an ACPE sponsored trip to Israel with a possible additional trip to Poland. Please contact Marc Medwed for more information.
A Poem for Reflection
I want to thank all of you who have taken time to express your predication for the poetry shared. Last week, two folks sent me the same poem, and I'm taking it as a sign from the universe that it should be shared widely! Many of you may know this poem, and for those who don't, I hope you also share it with your students and/or colleagues:
An ACPE National Celebration!
While we believe it must have happened some time in our last fifty years, the national office staff threw a baby shower for one of our newest team members, Zizi Krasteva. She and her husband are expecting baby boy Danial in February, their third child (two daughters, one 10 and one 5). We can't recall the last time a national staff member had a baby, and the whole team is excited for Zizi and her family! Here's a picture from the shower:
Just for fun
If you haven't discovered "Shots of Awe," please allow me to introduce you to these remarkable, fast-paced, thoughtful videos that are great conversation starters. Jason Silva thinks like a jazz improvisational artist. Here's a sample: How Primal Trauma Resurfaces Throughout Our Lives. 
This Week on the Calendar
Wednesday, January 25
*Memorial of Hōnen Shonin - Buddhism
Anniversary of the death in 1212 C.E. of the founder of the Jōdo Shu (Pure Land) school of Mahāyāna Buddhism in Japan.

Friday, January 27
*Chinese / Vietnamese / Korean New Year - Buddhism / Confucianism / Taoism
The first day after the new moon is a religious and cultural festival for Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese persons, marking the first day of the year 4715, the Year of the Rooster.
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