Leadership Development

The APTA Leadership Development Committee has developed the following leadership core competencies in support of its value statement, "Every physical therapist and physical therapist assistant embraces the responsibilities of leadership to influence the growth of the profession."

Visit the Volunteer Groups webpage for more information about the Leadership Development Committee.

For a variety of leadership development resources to help you progress along your personal leadership journey, please visit the Leadership Development Community.

Related: Nominate yourself or your peers for national leadership positions, or learn about serving on a volunteer group. See what national volunteer opportunities are open. Please note that in order to apply for an open national volunteer opportunity, you must first set up a profile in the Volunteer Interest Pool, then click "Current Vacancies" to apply for specific positions.

If you are interested in getting more actively involved with your chapter or section, visit the Chapter & Sections webpage to see website listings, profile pages, and the list of leadership contacts. It is recommended that you contact the executive director, president, or nominating committee to indicate your interest in serving. Several components also list available volunteer opportunities on their web sites.

For information about resources available to component leaders, visit the Component Leaders Community. Members can post discussion questions in this area for response by component leaders.

Video: Why Be a Chapter or Section Leader?

APTA Learning Center

Educational Leadership Conference (ELC)

Educational Leadership Institute Program (ELI)

LAMP Leadership Development Certificate Program

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