"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

Two Year College Drive In - Joilet, IL

Two Year College Drive In - Joilet, IL
26 July 2018 - 9:00am
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT RSVP to the Facebook event to start connecting with colleagues! "Decolonizing Practice and Promoting Racial Justice in Community Colleges" July 26, 2018 | Joliet, Illinois Joliet Junior College | 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL, 60431 co-sponsored by: Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois Joliet Junior College Community colleges and other two-year institutions of higher education have long served the educational needs of the vast majority of students of color, racial minorities, and colonized people. Realistically, the volume of...
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Program Design School

31 July 2018 - 9:00am to 1 August 2018 - 4:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT RSVP to the Facebook event to start connecting with colleagues! July 31–August 1, 2018 | 9am-5pm National Center for Higher Education Washington, DC The Leadership and Training Studio is pleased to announce a fall session of Program Design School . This two-day event in Washington, D.C. will help you write like a pro, develop curriculum with more speed and give you a process to design innovative programs. It's time to join the Program Design School if you: Struggle writing creative curriculum year after year. Need to write quickly or move past writer’s block. Are...
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Institute on the Curricular Approach

Institute on the Curricular Approach
14 October 2018 - 8:00am to 17 October 2018 - 6:00pm
Formally the Residential Curriculum Institute (RCI) October 14-17, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT RSVP to the Facebook event to start connecting with colleagues! Sponsored by: Commission for Housing & Residential Life Commission for Assessment & Evaluation Conference Overview The 12th Annual Institute will take place Monday, October 15, 2018 – Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Chicago, IL. This year we will be formally recognizing the shift beyond residence life by changing the name of the institute from Residential Curriculum Institute to Institute on the Curricular...
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Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference

15 October 2018 - 8:00am to 17 October 2018 - 6:00pm
The University of Vermont annually presents one of the nation’s premiere conferences focused on the diverse legal issues impacting all aspects of higher education. The conference spans two and a half days and includes multiple concurrent sessions, large plenary sessions, welcome reception, networking lunches and vendor area. You can attend the conference at UVM or online via webstream. The program features leading experts in Higher Education Law, Student Affairs and Campus Public Safety. Through interactive sessions, panel discussions and informal networking opportunities participants learn...
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Institute for Aspiring Senior Student Affairs Officers

Institute for Aspiring SSAOs
28 October 2018 - 3:00pm to 31 October 2018 - 12:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 28-31 October 2018 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...