"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

Training in Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct and Residential Life

Training in Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct and Residential Life
23 May 2017 (All day) to 25 May 2017 (All day)
Held at One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC Sessions run from 9:00am – 5:00pm each day and include lunch Register Here >> $475 for ACPA members and $675 for non-members. A student discount will be available. In this intensive training, you will gain a thorough understanding of restorative justice principles and practices, strong facilitation skills, practical information about program implementation, and the satisfaction of having participated in a powerful intellectual, emotional, and spiritually-uplifting training experience. Open to student affairs administrators, faculty, students,...
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2017 Conference on College Men

8 June 2017 (All day) to 10 June 2017 (All day)
Host University: Washington University, St. Louis The Conference on College Men is a collaborative event hosted by NASPA and ACPA. Scholars and practitioners will come together to address the various issues related to men and masculinities in higher education. As college men continue to explore what it means to be a man in today’s society and how their various identities intersect with their gender identity and expression, practitioners must continue to explore various support mechanisms for these students. The conference’s programs will explore evidence-based practices, innovative research,...
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Two Year College Drive In: Policy and Practice of Student Affairs at the Two Year College

16 June 2017 - 2:00pm
Policy & Practice of Student Affairs at the Two Year College Divisions of Student Affairs in community colleges currently face many challenges such as college readiness, increasing completion rates, improving the student experience, raising transfer rates, reducing time to degree, and preparing students for a rapidly changing working environment. This one-day conference will convene local and national experts to explore policies (explicit and implicit) and practices (intentional and unintentional) that make a difference in student learning and success. Join us to learn and network as you...
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2017 Assessment Institute

Student Affairs Assessment Institute
20 June 2017 (All day) to 23 June 2017 (All day)
Location: Costa Mesa, California, USA SPONSOR: 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. NEW FOR 2017! The 2017 Student Affairs Assessment...
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2017 Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute

Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
26 June 2017 - 3:30pm to 28 June 2017 - 3:30pm
Columbus, Ohio, United States Overview Approximately half of ACPA members currently identify as entry-level professionals, and 40% have less than five years of experience in student affairs work. ACPA created the Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute to address the knowledge and skills emerging professionals desire as they collectively serve thousands of students on a daily basis. This institute is named in honor of Ms. Mable, a highly respected educator and leader in student affairs for the past four decades. She served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Longwood University (...