"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

Institute on the Curricular Approach™

Institute on the Curricular Approach
12 October 2019 - 8:00am to 15 October 2019 - 6:00pm
ICA 2019 will formally recognize the broader applicability of the Approach by changing the name of the institute from the Residential Curriculum Institute to the Institute on the Curricular Approach. We continue to see more and more colleagues apply this Approach in functional areas beyond residential life and as entire student affairs divisions. This name change formally recognizes that shift in interest from participants and acknowledges the applicability of the Approach to all learning beyond the classroom.
Professional Development Opportunities

ICA 2020

11 October 2020 - 9:15am to 14 October 2020 - 9:15am
ICA 2020 take place 10-14 October 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland and will focus on the broader applicability of the Approach within Student Affairs and Higher Education.
Professional Development Opportunities

ICA 2021

10 October 2021 - 9:30am to 13 October 2021 - 9:30am
10 - 13 October 2021 | Chicago, IL Conference Overview The 15th annual Institute on the Curricular Approach (ICA), formerly the Residential Curriculum Institute (RCI), will challenge you to rethink the practices and grounding philosophies of student learning and student success beyond the classroom. Through participation in the ACPA ICA, you will have the opportunity to: Explain the rationale for a Curricular Approach to learning beyond the classroom; Implement the 10 Essential Elements of a Curricular Approach; Develop the components of a curricular approach; Design, implement, and assess a...