"Advancing Student Affairs, Engaging Students" are the central parts of being student affairs educator and member of ACPA-College Student Educators International. As you progress in your career, you need to keep abreast of current issues, trends and research in this field.

Whether it's the Annual Convention, Institute for Aspiring SSAOs, the Mid-Level Management Institute, the New Professionals Institute or State/International Chapter workshops or conferences, ACPA provides you with many opportunities to gain the skills, knowledge and tools so you are more effective in your job and your work with students.

Professional Development Resources

Professional Development Opportunities

Women's Leadership Institute

3 December 2017 (All day) to 6 December 2017 (All day)
December 3-6, 2017 Amelia Island, FL Be a part of a special program for women seeking to become leaders in higher education administration and student affairs. Coproduced by several higher education associations, this unique program will bring together administrators from across campus functions to help you: Hone your leadership skills for working in a rapidly changing environment Develop a better understanding of the campus as a workplace and culture Share experiences with others about how campuses are adapting and adjusting to the new reality Create new personal networks and networking...
Professional Development Opportunities

2018 MMI Overview

Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
6 January 2018 - 3:00pm to 10 January 2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Chicago, IL, USA Going into its 20th year, the Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute is an ACPA signature educational program for those desiring to understand their authentic leadership, strengthen their capacities and understand self and organizational dynamics in order to lead well. The Institute, named for Donna Bourassa, Ed.D. former Associate Executive Director of ACPA, is a successful professional development resource to hundreds of colleagues in the student affairs profession. Features Dynamic curriculum focused on identifying the complexities facing higher...
Professional Development Opportunities

2018 Assessment Institute

Student Affairs Assessment Institute
20 June 2018 - 8:00am to 22 June 2018 - 2:00pm
Chicago, IL ACPA’s Student Affairs Assessment Institute, sponsored by the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation , provides a guided, curricular experience where participants can develop essential assessment knowledge and skills for their professional toolkit. The Student Affairs Assessment Institute provides a balance of instruction and hands-on experience designed to ensure attendees leave with the assessment skills and knowledge necessary to develop and execute quality assessment plans on their campuses. The Student Affairs Assessment Institute is proud to offer two developmental tracks...
Professional Development Opportunities

2018 Residential Curriculum Institute (RCI)

Residential Curriculum Institute
14 October 2018 - 8:00am to 17 October 2018 - 6:00pm
October 14-17, 2018 Chicago, Illinois, USA Sponsored by ACPA Commissions for Housing & Residential Life and Assessment & Evaluation Conference Overview The 12 th annual Residential Curriculum Institute (RCI) co-sponsored by ACPA’s Commission for Housing & Residential Life and Assessment & Evaluation will challenge you to rethink the practices and grounding philosophies of your residential experience. A residential curriculum provides an alternate approach to traditional programming models that focuses on student learning outside of the classroom. A curricular model utilizes...