"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

Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference

Monday, 14 October 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 6:00pm
The University of Vermont annually presents one of the nation’s premiere conferences focused on the diverse legal issues impacting all aspects of higher education. The conference spans two and a half days and includes multiple concurrent sessions, large plenary sessions, welcome reception, networking lunches and vendor area.
Professional Development Opportunities

International Advising During an Era of Uncertainty: Adapting Transition Theory to Advise on Immigration Issues

Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Registeration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3514069247227996683 US Immigration is a hot topic that impacts a large segment of the campus community. During an era of uncertainty and ever changing policies and regulations, advising international students can be challenging but it has never been more imperative. This presentation focuses on framing complex issues using an adaptation of transition theory to provide support to students facing stress regarding their immigration status and current immigration regulations. We will focus largely on F-1 and J-1 Visa categories but...
Professional Development Opportunities

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

Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Join ACUI, IASAS, and ACPA's Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development for a series of FREE Webinars featuring well known experts and 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. You can now register for the first Webinar, University Services Around the World , which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 11 AM EDT .