Become a PA Historian: 2-Day Fall Boot Camp

How to Save, Study and Share the story of PAs, our History, and Legacy

A 2-day PA Historian Boot Camp to be held at the NCCPA/PA History Society Offices in Johns Creek, GA on September 26-27, 2019!


Learn more about PA History and how to preserve your legacy, network with other PA history buffs

Comments from the September 2018 and May 2019 PA Historian Boot Camp participants:

“This is a great course/workshop.”   

“I would recommend this class to all colleagues interested in becoming a PA historian.”   

“What I liked best were the hands-on exercises and first-hand accounts!”   

“Presentation was great, nice page, variety, and exercises.”    

“Much exceeded my expectations! Loved it!”

This activity has been reviewed and approved for a maximum of 12 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel.

What:  PA Historian Boot Camp

When: Thursday, September 26 & Friday, September 27, 2019. (Sessions will be from 8:15 am-4 pm on Thursday, Sept. 26th and from 8 am-3:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 27th)

Where: PA History Society – NCCPA Headquarters in Johns Creek, GA

Registration Fee: $250.00

Fee includes: Electronic Historian Toolkit, a Boot Camp Handbook, lunch & dinner on Sept. 26 and lunch on Sept. 27.

Deadline to register is Monday, September 9th, 2019!

To register, please email or call us at 678-417-8682

You may also make your registration payment via credit card by clicking on the button below. You do NOT need a PayPal account or sign in to one to pay. Just click on the “Pay with Credit or Debt Card” option below the sign in boxes.

If you would like to pay by check, please make it payable to the PA History Society and send it to: 12000 Findley Rd. Suite 100, Johns Creek, GA 30097.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation (to  and from the Atlanta Airport and to Johns Creek, GA from the Airport) and hotel.

Ground Transportation on Friday from the PAHx office to the Atlanta Airport will be provided by PAHx.

A room block has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn located across the street from the PAHx office. The daily room rate is $175 which includes a complimentary breakfast buffet. To reserve your room at the special rate, please click here.

Sessions will be from 8:15 am-4 pm on Thursday, Sept. 26th and from 8 am-3:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 27th. It is advised that return flights be scheduled after 7pm if leaving on Friday.

Boot Camp Participants will learn how to:

  1. Organize and preserve historical documents
  2. Attain archival skills for research and study
  3. Become an advocate for PA History and the profession
  4. Develop techniques to creatively write and speak about PA History

By the end of the Boot Camp, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role and duties of a historian and explain why capturing and understanding PA history is important.
  2. Use the PA History Society’s Historian Toolkit as a beginner’s guide and reference
  3. Understand the role and work of archivists; learn how to identify, collect, arrange, describe, and preserve historical documents for yourself and your organization.
  4. Learn how to access and use historical documents found in institutional and other repositories to help with personal research.
  5. Appreciate the use of oral history methodologies to capture the recollection of individuals about historical events, personal challenges and life experiences, understanding the ethical and legal issues involved.
  6. Appreciate the use of timelines and milestones to provide a chronological overview of an organization’s history; and learn how to develop a timeline for their own institution or organization.
  7. Use the PA History Society’s Educational Toolkit and website to teach PA students and others about the history of the PA profession.
  8. Appreciate and understand the various methodologies used to “tell the story” of the PA profession, such as memoirs and biographies, PowerPoint slides and poster presentations, and the use of social media networks.

If you would like to download and print a flyer of the September, 2-Day Boot Camp, you may do so by clicking here.

For more information please contact the PA History Society office at:  678-417-8682 or