Institute for Aspiring SSAOs
Wednesday, 9 November, 2016 - 15:00 to Saturday, 12 November, 2016 - 12:00

Doubletree Dallas Love Field Hotel
Dallas, Texas, USA


Institute for Aspiring SSAOs

ACPA is proud to offer this exciting professional development event for those who are considering a Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) role as a future career goal. The ACPA Institute for Aspiring SSAOs: Exploring Underrepresented Identities and Career Paths will explore ways in which our diverse backgrounds (such as gender identity and presentation, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and physical/cognitive qualities) impact our move to and experience within an SSAO role. A faculty team of seasoned and diverse SSAOs from various types of institutions will lead participants in an introspective and intimate journey through six key questions:

  • What is your path?
  • What is this role?
  • Who are you?
  • What can you do?
  • Where should you serve?
  • What do you need?

This unique professional development experience will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their personal identities, vocational purpose, and professional competencies through guided reflection and meaningful conversations in small and large group formats. Those who have already committed to the goal of serving as an SSAO, as well as those who are simply contemplating it, will benefit from the chance to think deeply and critically about that possibility with the assistance of experienced SSAO mentors. This institute will make you a stronger candidate for an SSAO position and more professionally grounded when serving in this leadership role.

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Schedule (subject to change)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

3:00-4:00pm      Why are we here? 
4:00-5:30pm      Small group session #1 
5:30-6:30pm      Dinner (provided) 
6:30-7:30pm      Is this my path? 
7:30-8:30pm      Group homework:  Job description analyses 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

8:30am

Breakfast (provided)

9:00am

"What is this role?"

10:45am

"Who am I?"

12:00pm

Lunch (provided) and identity roundtables

1:15pm

Free time

2:15pm

"What can you do?"

3:30pm

"Where should you serve?"

4:30pm

Small groups

5:30pm

Faculty one-on-one consultations

6:30pm

Dinner on your own, free time, and individual assignment

Friday, November 11, 20165

8:30am

Breakfast (provided)

9:00am

"What is this role?"

10:45am

"Who am I?"

12:00pm

Lunch (provided) and identity roundtables

1:15pm

Free time

2:15pm

"What can you do?"

3:30pm

"Where should you serve?"

4:30pm

Small groups

5:30pm

Faculty one-on-one consultations

6:30pm

Dinner on your own, free time

Saturday, November 12, 2016

8:30am

Breakfast (provided)

9:30am

"What do I need?"

11:15am

Wrap-Up

11:45am

Adjourn