Not a lot has been written about CPE so it is hard for first-timers to know what to expect. Usually, new CPE-ers have heard stories from colleagues and friends about what to expect. The problem with this oral tradition is that all good stories have a key conflict at the center and are far more entertaining when embellished. So there are lots of good stories that have been told but they do not always provide the most helpful information.
Fortunately, there are a couple of helpful books to help you better understand CPE before you try it for the first time.
By Gordon J. Hilsman
By Brenda Perry Wallace, Ed.D