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Leadership Compass

CREATED BY THE ACAPT Leadership Academy (ALA)

The Leadership Compass is the only online leadership development tool designed specifically for physical therapy administrators, academic faculty and PT clinical affiliates, and students

ACAPT's Leadership Compass includes 12 leadership categories with key learning outcomes for you and your staff. The spheres of influence feature skills for leading yourself, working with others, and mentoring others. Developing an action plan to utilize the Leadership Compass continuously will sharpen your professional development skills. 


To access the Compass

  • Log-in if you already have an ACAPT online account. (You can select "forgot password" as needed.)  - OR -
  • Join now by creating your ACAPT account.


Thank you to the following ACAPT members for developing this comprehensive tool:

  • Janet Bezner, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor, Texas State University
  • Tony English, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
  • Nannette Hyland, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, Mercy College
  • Stephanie Kelly, PT, PhD, Professor, University of Indianapolis
  • Barbara Tschoepe, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, Education Consultant
  • Lisa VanHoose, PT, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Louisiana Monroe
  • Thomas Werner, PT, MA, PhD, Associate Professor, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences


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