"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

Webinar Series: International Students & Mental Health

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 4:00pm
A unique 4-part event brought to you by the Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development and co-sponsored by the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Commission for Housing and Residential Life . Participants who attend at least 3 of our 4 one-hour Webinars will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Professional Development Opportunities

2019 NECPA Summit

Thursday, 16 May 2019 (All day)
This year’s Summit encompasses a focus on this mission of providing professional development around social justice education. Join us May 16, 2019 at the University of Rhode Island at the 2019 Annual Summit, where speakers will focus on topics related to the need for equity and unity within all groups in higher education.
Professional Development Opportunities

May 2019 - Chinese Pronunciation: Understanding and Honoring Your Students' Names

Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presented by Megan Jeffrey, M.A., Program Manager from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, this session will give a brief overview of the Chinese language system, a short but comprehensive guide to Mandarin intonation, and an interactive pronunciation session that will leave participants with a basic yet powerful command of Chinese linguistics. Participants will also learn how cultural tradition, governmental regulations, and holidays play a significant role in student classroom behavior and etiquette. Register at https://shindig.com/login/event/chinesepronunciationacpagdsd
Professional Development Opportunities

June 2019 - Navigating Higher Education: Experiences of Foreign-Born Professionals in the U.S.

Monday, 10 June 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
This Panel Session invites you to hear about the experience of foreign-born higher education and student affairs professionals, the unique contributions they bring to the field and the obstacles they have to overcome to navigate the professional world. The audience will hear from four foreign-born higher education professionals from different countries, institutions, regions and professional experiences. Registration Link: http://bit.ly/2XBxC9G
Professional Development Opportunities

Program Design School

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, 12 June 2019 (All day)
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 11-12 June 2019 | 9am-5pm National Center for Higher Education | Washington, DC Join The Leadership and Training Studio and Erin Fisher 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,...