This initiative is intended to supplement the Education Leadership Institute, which ACAPT is also committed to supporting.
Development of resources to achieve excellence was identified as a key priority for 2015 and continues to be a key area of concern. The future of excellence in academic physical therapy is intimately tied to having a plentiful pool of leaders who have conscientiously and deliberately prepared themselves to provide the superior leadership required to affect such excellence.
The ALA is comprised of the groups shown below:
Charge: Responsible to the ACAPT Board of Directors for the overall planning and implementation of the strategic initiatives noted above. The intent is to recognize the role of leadership in healthcare beyond the academy and the development of leadership in students but to emphasize development of leadership in the academy. This committee of visionary leaders, shown below, provide oversight of the groups shown below.
Charge: Identify available resources in leadership – websites, publications, people, workshops, programs, etc. Work with the communication committee to develop a plan to communicate the availability of these resources, monitor and update the resources, identify areas of need, etc.
Charge: Identify ways to target students with leadership activities and work with students to identify academic roles as career paths and encourage students to consider PhD programs. Identify other possibilities and plans to incorporate leadership development for students at the national level.
Charge: Design a series of Leadership Development Summits to empower faculty and program leadership to create vision, plan for change, develop resources to support new initiatives, and effect promotion and growth in the academy.
On January 10, 2019, the ACAPT Board of Directors adopted the following position
a student-lead movement to build stronger relationships within our profession between PTs and PTAs
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