"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
May 23, 2017 to May 25, 2017
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,...
Professional Development Opportunities

2017 Conference on College Men

June 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
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,...
Professional Development Opportunities

2017 Assessment Institute

Student Affairs Assessment Institute
June 20, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Location: Costa Mesa, California, USA 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...
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2017 Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute

Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
July 24, 2017 to July 26, 2017
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 (...