ACPE's weekly digest to keep you connected, better informed, and well-resourced for the week ahead.
May 29, 2017
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.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester and England. When they come for children, hope is hard to find.

On this Memorial Day, may we be ever grateful for the freedoms we enjoy and for the opportunity to live and serve amongst those who can be so different from ourselves, bound by a commitment to ideals that, when lived faithfully, allow individuals and communities to flourish. May we be ever-grateful to those who gave their lives in service to our country.
Exploring Patient Experience
With abundant thanks for the hospitality of Chair-Elect Amy Greene, I thoroughly enjoyed attending the Cleveland Clinic's "Patient Experience Summit" on empathy and innovation. The plenaries and workshops were outstanding, and the networking opportunities helped me connect with folks who need to know more about the amazing work you do. Amy's team at the Clinic also helped me meet several key people from places like Press Ganey, IBM, and other key organizations working with patient experience. As the Leadership Development Committee works to identify members for the new board-level committees, I hope we can encourage the new Advocacy Committee to look to patient experience professionals as colleagues and partners in advancing ACPE's mission.
Did you see...?
Hopefully, you all received the "News You Can Use" with copies of the new logo as well as guidance regarding professional titles. As we noted in earlier communications, these were developed in two phases: first, a group of ACPE educators came together to work with a design team from Jackson Spalding, addressing our core brand messaging. Second, the design team took the data then conducted additional research. For example, the Jackson Spalding team investigated colors as they are represented in different religious groups. They looked at a wide variety of organizations that also have the acronym "ACPE" to make sure our logo is distinctive. Finally, they looked at a color palate that was both contemporary and has "shelf life," meaning we won't need to design another logo in a few years.

One clarification: while the Certification Implementation Team continues their work, we will continue to use Supervisory Education Student (SES) and Supervisor Candidate. They will help determine if changes are needed for those titles as a part of their work in coming months.

Please contact John Roch or Tiffany Kindred if you have questions or need clarification on anything.
Bylaw Amendment Vote Results
The Board of Directors will meet in June to ratify the results of the Bylaw Amendment vote last week. We expect to send a "News You Can Use" later this week with the results.
A Poem for Reflection
One of the highlights of my trip to Cleveland was the opportunity to visit Amy Greene's home on Lake Erie. Her husband, Thomas, cooked us an amazing meal, and we watched the sun drop behind the lake's horizon, a sight that always strikes me as incredible (how can those lakes be so huge? shouldn't we feel the earth turning? shouldn't everything stop as the sun breathes its last at that day's end?). I am reminded of this poem from Mary Oliver:
"The Sun" by Mary Oliver

Have you ever seen
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone-
and how it slides again

out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance-
and have you ever felt for anything
such wild love-
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure

that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you

as you stand there,
or have you too
turned from this world-

or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things?
Something extra
The world needs reminders more than ever of what it means to be a good neighbor. Perhaps the finest ambassador of that commitment was Fred Rogers. His series is now streaming: "Old episodes of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' are streaming. This is not a drill."
This Week on the Calendar
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30
*Shavuot [Feast of Weeks] - Judaism
A two-day festival, beginning at sundown, that celebrates the harvest of first fruits and the giving of the Law (or Torah) to Moses at Mt. Sinai. The name Shavuot derives from the Hebrew words for "seven" and "week," because it marks seven weeks following Pesach or Passover.

Sunday, June 4
*Pentecost Sunday - Christianity (Western and Eastern churches)
A celebration of the Holy Spirit's descent upon the Apostles following Jesus' ascension into heaven, Pentecost [which derives from the Latin for "fifty," because it occurred fifty days after Easter] is often known as "the birthday of the Christian Church."

*Núr - Bahá'í
The beginning of the fifth month of the Bahá'í year, meaning "light."
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