A CoP is a unique combination of three fundamental elements:
- A domain of knowledge, which defines a set of issues;
- a community of practitioners who care about this domain; and,
- a shared practice that they are developing to be effective in their domain.
In addition to the overreaching goal of supporting and speaking specifically to the mission of ACPE, each CoP will determine its own specific and measurable goals as related to the fundamental elements of domain, people and shared practice.