Sunday, 27 October 2019 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - 12:00pm

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

27-30 October 2019
Chicago, Illinois

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.

Registrations are processed on a rolling basis as space remains available for the program. Register early to secure your spot!

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Sunday, 27 October

  • 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

Monday, 28 October

  • 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

Tuesday, 29 October

  • 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

Wednesday, 30 October

  • 8:30am: Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:30am: "What do I need?"
  • 11:15am: Wrap-Up
  • 11:45am: Adjourn