"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

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

Training in Restorative Justice

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 (All day) to Friday, 16 July 2021 (All day)
Due to COVID-19, the July 2020 Training in Restorative Justice has been rescheduled for next year, 14-16 July 2021. Registration is open now and we hope you'll make plans to join us! REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 14–16 July 2021 | 9am-5pm each day National Center for Higher Education One Dupont Circle NW | Washington, DC 20036 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...
Professional Development Opportunities

Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute™

Thursday, 15 July 2021 - 3:00pm to Saturday, 17 July 2021 - 3:00pm
Due to COVID-19, the annual Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute has been rescheduled for next year, 15-17 July 2021. Registration is open now and we hope you'll make plans to join us! REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 15-17 July 2020 Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA Approximately 30% of ACPA members currently identify as entry-level professionals with 1-3 years of experience in student affairs work. ACPA created the Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute (previously the New Professionals Institute) to support the development of emerging leaders as they collectively serve...