Want to get more involved in ACPE? Looking for Leadership Development Opportunities? Submit a Nomination TODAY!

Written by Cecelia Walker, LDC Chair

Cecilia looking at camera smilingThe Leadership Development Committee (LDC) invites you to consider serving in one of the open leadership positions in 2024. Nominations are open now for ACPE’s fall election. The deadline to submit a nomination is September 22, 2023.

Complete the Leadership Nomination Application


The following positions are elected by the membership:


Board of Directors:

  • Chair-elect (1 position)
  • Director (3 positions)


  • Commissioner (3 positions)
  • Practitioner Member (1 position)


  • Commissioner (4 positions)

Professional Ethics:

  • Chair-elect (1 position)
  • Commissioner (3 positions)

Psychotherapy Commission:

  • Chair-elect (1 position)
  • Commissioner (3 positions)

Finance and Audit Committee:

  • Member (2 position)

Leadership Development Committee:

  • Member (2 positions) 

In addition to the above-elected positions, the board appoints members of the following committees. Committees provide opportunities for members who have interests in specific areas to develop their leadership skills and dive more deeply into work that can impact the whole association. They are as follows:



  • Member (2 positions)

Curriculum/Educational Resources:

  • Chair-elect (1 position)
  • Member (4 positions)

International Relations:

  • Member (3 positions)

Professional Well-Being:

  • Member (4 positions)


  • Member (2 positions)


If you have questions about elections or would like more specific information about a committee, commission, or board, please reach out directly to members of those groups, review their descriptions in our governance manual, or contact a member of the Leadership Development Committee.


Important Election Dates:

Close Nominations: September 22, 2023

Slate Published: October 16, 2023

Polls Open: October 25, 2023

Polls Close: November 8, 2023

Election Results Published: November 13, 2023

ACPE Board Ratifies Election Results: December 13, 2023

ACPE Board Appoints Committee Assignments: December 13, 2023

New Leadership Terms Begin: January 1, 2024


Complete the Leadership Nomination Application

ACPE Certified Educator Cecelia Walker is the Chair of the Leadership Development Committee. She can be reached at cecelia.walker@bhsala.com