The Association of Career Professionals - Greater Philadelphia Network is a local professional development and networking group whose members specialize in all aspects of career services including: career management, job transition, career and educational planning, assessments, executive coaching, retirement options, talent development and retention, diversity, leadership development and performance improvement. Members deliver career services in colleges and universities, corporations, career transition firms, adult/youth workforce development agencies, non-profit organizations and staffing/recruiting firms. As career professionals, we coach individuals and consult with organizations, and practice independently or are affiliated with organizations.
With ACP-GPN you can further your career as a career development professional:
We hold six to seven programs a year. Meetings are held Friday mornings, weekday evenings or Saturdays at city and suburban locations.
A brief history…
Our local group was founded in 1996 as the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Association of Career Management Professionals. IACMP had been formed in 1994 to address the need for professional skill development among career services professionals and to enhance the visibility and credibility of the career management profession. Philadelphia joined chapters in Chicago, New York City, Boston, DC, San Francisco, Dallas, Kansas City, Atlanta, London, Amsterdam and Australia. Members of our Philadelphia Chapter attended annual IACMP conferences held across North America and Europe, bringing best practices and program ideas back to the local Chapter.
A rebranding effort led to a name change in 2003 to Association of Career Professionals International. Over the next ten years, many ACPI chapters struggled to survive changing economic times. We are proud that our Philadelphia network remained strong and viable. Our current mission reflects our over twenty-year history of providing cutting edge professional development programs and opportunities for connecting with colleagues!
We salute our past Presidents: Pat Coulter, Co-presidents Phyllis Mufson and Beth Wilson, Maribeth Renne, Gale Gibbons, Jane Finkle, Helen Richardson and Hudson Whitenight.