"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

Thursday, 3 June 2021 (All day) to Thursday, 8 July 2021 (All day)
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.
Professional Development Opportunities

Program Design School

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 30 June 2021 - 4:00pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT June 29 & 30 // 10:00am-4:30pm ET each day Delivered Virtually Join The Leadership and Training Studio and Erin Fischer for a two-day, hands-on, engaging and entertaining seminar. Erin will share how she wrote 90 programs in four and a half years and still has more ideas. (As a matter of fact, she has written eight new courses in three months.) You will learn how to write participant guides, facilitator guides, identify 40 learning methods and understand why you can’t write learning objectives until the end of your course! By the end of the two days, you will have...
Professional Development Opportunities

Leading with a Racial & Social Justice Lens Institute for Senior Level Campus Leaders™

Thursday, 1 July 2021 (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.