Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Monday, 4 January 2016 (All day) to Friday, 8 January 2016 (All day)

MMI - Warm Your Soul

Exciting Location

St. Louis Community College
Corporate College

St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Esteemed Faculty (view bios)

Mamta AccapadiJacob DiazCase Willoughby
  Mamta Accapadi  |  Jacob Diaz   |  Bridget Kelly  |  Patty Perillo  |  Steve Tyrell  |  Case Willoughby 

Nominate a Colleague to Attend MMI 2016!

Going into its 18th 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.


  • Dynamic curriculum focused on identifying the complexities facing higher education and the student affairs profession and providing the resources to affect positive change.
  • Sessions dedicated to skill enhancement in the following areas:
    • Organizational Cultures
    • Supervision
    • Authentic Leadership
    • Multicultural Competencies
    • Leadership and Ethics
    • Communication and Difficult Dialogues
    • Politics of Everyday Work
    • Organizational and Transition Management
  • A highly interactive and engaging learning environment using a cohort model to affect personal and professional transformation.

Application Process

The first step in the process is for participants to send in an application form. The priority deadline for applications is Friday, November 6th, 2015. After the deadline, applications will only be considered until Monday, November 30, 2015 (NEW) or when the institute fills.

Priority applicants will be notified of their status after Monday, November 9, 2015, and selected participants are asked to register by Friday, November 20, 2015. 

The Institute is designed for professionals who have been in the student affairs field for five (5) or more years. Departmental directors who have fewer than five years’ experience are also eligible to register for the Institute.

Institute Scholarships

Two merit-based $240 scholarships are available. In addition to the application form above, a letter from your immediate supervisor is also required. The supervisor's letter should include (a) how the participant will benefit from attending the Institute, and (b) what financial constraints exist which may prevent the participant's attendance. This information should also be sent toTricia Fechter in the International Office.

Deadline date to apply for a scholarship is Friday, October 30, 2015.

Contact Information

Questions? Contact Tricia Fechter, ACPA Deputy Executive Director, at 1 (202) 835-2272.

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