• Peer Groups

    Peer groups are one of the most consistently praised aspects of PCPA membership. Members may sign up for more than one group.

    Curriculum

    This peer group is for all staff levels and roles. It may include editors, marketers or designers whose jobs concern the creation and sale of curricula for children, youth and adults.

     

    Design

    This peer group is for people at all levels who work with or care about design. This ranges from graphic design to product design to UX design.

     

    Editorial

    This group is for all staff levels and includes people who work in or care about issues related to the work of editors including acquisitions, development, copyediting, etc. It includes editors for all types of products, books, devotionals, magazines, podcasts, SaaS resources, etc. It may include Curriculum editors, but there is a separate Curriculum peer group, as well.

     

    Finance, Administration & IT

    For CFOs, COOs, CIOs, and other administrative leaders.

     

    Fundraising

    This group is for staff who work on fundraising through donations, grant writing, etc. on a full- or part-time basis.

     

    Heads of Houses

    This group is for the people who are the CEO, Executive Director, or other title who leads the publishing house.

    Human Resources

    This peer group is for all staff levels and includes people who work in or are interested in topics related to Human Resources, Training and Development, Benefits, Organizational Development, etc.

     

    Marketing

    This peer group is for people who work in or are concerned about issues related to marketing, both traditional and digital.

     

    Production and Purchasing

    This peer group is for all staff levels and is for people who work in or are interested in issues related to production, manufacturing, purchasing, or procurement.

     

    Rights

    This peer group is for all staff levels of people who work in or are interested in issues related to intellectual property rights, buying IP, licensing IP for your company's use, or licensing IP to others.

     

    Sales and Service

    This peer group is for all staff levels of people who work in sales and/or customer service or who are interested in topics related to these areas.

     

    Worship

    This peer group is for all staff levels of people who work on worship resources including hymnals or who have an interest in topics related to this area.

  • Peer groups provide a wide range of opportunities for members including:

    • Peer support
    • Industry resourcing
    • Professional networking
    • Benchmarking
    • Collaboration
    • And other things that we think of together!

    Peer groups have traditionally met annually at our spring conference to share best practices, concerns related to their work, ideas for collaboration, etc.

    In between our annual in-person conferences, leaders of some of the peer groups host Zoom-based conversations among those in their peer groups just to connect, brainstorm and see if there are ways PCPA or other members can be supportive of one another.

     
    With our peer group email lists, members receive links to articles, podcasts, webinars, etc. that we think will be helpful to them in their work.

     

    If you’re interested in adding a new peer group to this list, please contact Beth Lewis, Executive Director, at beth.lewis@pcpaonline.org.

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