"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

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 (All day) to Friday, 28 June 2019 (All day)
Registration has CLOSED for Training in Restorative Justice due to reaching registration capacity! Please check back in the coming months for information about the 2020 Training! 26–28 June 2019 | 9am-5pm each day National Center for Higher Education One Dupont Circle NW | Washington, DC 20036 Training in Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct and Residence Life will give you 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...
Professional Development Opportunities

Leading with a Racial and Social Justice Lens: SSAO’s as Stabilizers in this Time of Culture Change TM

Thursday, 27 June 2019 (All day) to Sunday, 30 June 2019 (All day)
Increased activism, student demands for more inclusive environments and systemic structures of oppression require 21stcentury university Senior Student Affairs Officers to be more emotionally intelligent and responsive to emergent campus issues. The times demand courageous leaders. Join other senior leaders engaged in this important work to build your capacity so that you can comfortably engage racial justice and decolonization, confident in your knowing and competent in your engagement, and ready to continue leading your campus, staff, and students through these challenging times.
Professional Development Opportunities

2019 Assessment Institute™

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, 12 July 2019 - 2:00pm
ACPA is partnering with CACUSS - Canadian Association of College and University Student Services for the 2019 Student Affairs Assessment Institute. This Signature Institute provides a guided, curricular experience where participants can develop essential assessment knowledge and skills for their professional toolkit.
Professional Development Opportunities

Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute™

Sunday, 21 July 2019 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, 23 July 2019 - 3:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 21-23 July 2019 University of Oklahoma | Norman, OK Approximately 30% of ACPA members currently identify as entry-level professionals with 1-3 years of experience in student affairs work. ACPA created the Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute (previously the 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 includes several mentoring opportunities and one-on-one interactions with several of today’s leaders in higher education and student...
Professional Development Opportunities

July 2019- Grounding our Experiences: Introducing Social Justice Frameworks into International Service-Learning Programs

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Service-learning and international programs have become foundations across universities, often recognized for their ability to support students in achieving academic learning goals and building empathy; however, these programs have come under increasing criticism for reinforcing power dynamics and failing to address issues of identity and privilege. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss how integrating social justice pedagogies into their international service-learning programs made space for conversations around identity, power, and privilege. Presenters will do so by sharing their...