"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

2019-2020 Webinar Series: Student Affairs & Services Around the Globe

Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Join ACUI, IASAS, and ACPA's Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development for a series of FREE Webinars featuring speakers from around the world. Each Webinar will address a topic critical to student affairs and services, including diversity of structures of student affairs in different regions and countries around the world, different roles and functions of students within student affairs and universities, focused discussions on mental health, free speech, SDG and sustainability, race and equality, gender and other relevant issues such as counseling, residences and community building and many more. The series will go from October 2019 through June 2020 with approximately one Webinar each month. The first Webinar for 2020 will be on Thursday, Feb. 20th at 1 PM EST (6 PM GMT) and will focus on "Working in Student Services Around the Globe". Two US-trained Student Affairs professionals will share their stories of obtaining positions abroad. Missed a Webinar in the series? You can check out recordings of our past Webinars on University Services, Sustainability, and Mental Health here .
Professional Development Opportunities

SCCPA 50th Anniversary Conference

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 (All day) to Friday, 13 March 2020 (All day)
"Navigating the Past, Charting the Future" The planning committee for the SCCPA 50th Anniversary Conference wants you to set sail with us to Myrtle Beach March 11-13, 2020. So grab your beach hat and your great ideas and we will provide the birthday cake! Help us with “Navigating the Past, Charting our future” to learn about the past 50 years of SCCPA and the incredible future we will chart together. Myrtle Beach, SC (Embassy Suites of Myrtle Beach)
Professional Development Opportunities

Program Design School

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 10 June 2020 - 4:00am
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 9-10 June 2020 | 9am-4pm National Center for Higher Education | Washington, DC 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,...