"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

Leadership Educators Institute

Sunday, 13 December 2020 - 8:00am to Tuesday, 15 December 2020 - 2:00pm
The Leadership Educators Institute provides an opportunity for leadership practitioners and scholars to engage in active learning and dialogue to assist with program and leadership course development.
Professional Development Opportunities

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

Sunday, 13 June 2021 (All day) to Wednesday, 16 June 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.
Professional Development Opportunities

ICA 2021

Sunday, 10 October 2021 - 9:30am to Wednesday, 13 October 2021 - 9:30am
10 - 13 October 2021 | Chicago, IL Conference Overview The 15th annual Institute on the Curricular Approach (ICA), formerly the Residential Curriculum Institute (RCI), will challenge you to rethink the practices and grounding philosophies of student learning and student success beyond the classroom. Through participation in the ACPA ICA, you will have the opportunity to: Explain the rationale for a Curricular Approach to learning beyond the classroom; Implement the 10 Essential Elements of a Curricular Approach; Develop the components of a curricular approach; Design, implement, and assess a...