"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

Program Design School

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 29 April 2020 - 3:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 28-29 April 2020 9:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 3:00PM each day As a result of COVID-19 the in-person event scheduled for 9-10 June 2020 in Washington D.C. has been rescheduled as a virtual event taking place 28-29 April 2020. We are excited to continue to offer this outstanding professional development opportunity in a live virtual format using Zoom Video Conferencing. The link to the online event will be emailed to registrants the day before the event begins. Join The Leadership and Training Studio and Erin Fischer for a two-day, hands-on, engaging and entertaining...
Professional Development Opportunities

Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute™

Sunday, 12 July 2020 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - 3:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 12-14 July 2020 Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA 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 support the development of emerging leaders 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 affairs...
Professional Development Opportunities

Training in Restorative Justice

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 (All day) to Friday, 17 July 2020 (All day)
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 15–17 July 2020 | 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 powerful intellectual, emotional, and spiritually-uplifting training experience. Open to student affairs administrators, faculty, students, and other staff...
Professional Development Opportunities

Institute on the Curricular Approach™

Sunday, 11 October 2020 - 4:00pm to Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - 12:00pm
ICA 2020 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.