Events

Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute™

Online

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 thousands of students on a daily basis. This Institute includes several mentoring opportunities and one-on-one interactions with several of today’s leaders in higher education and student affairs as resident faculty and small group facilitators.

NextGen Institute 2022

Online

The NextGen Institute is a unique opportunity for those who are interested in the field of student affairs and who have not yet begun graduate studies to learn more about the field of Student Affairs. In particular, the NextGen Institute brings together individuals from across the world to learn about the profession of Student Affairs and Higher Education, ACPA, graduate preparation, functional areas, and the core values that guide our work. This is an opportunity for the next generation of Student Affairs and Higher Education educators to meet and learn from current graduate preparation program faculty, NextGen alumni, and professionals with a variety of personal and professional experiences and identities from diverse institutional types and positions.

New City, New You Webinar

Online

About Have you recently committed to move to a new city for a job? Are you new to a city and still trying to figure out how to find your footing? Then come to this discussion around how you both transition to a new city and, upon arriving, how you make it your new home. […]

ACPA2GO–Advising During Times of Uncertainty

Online

During the 2020-21 academic year institutions moved fully online as a response to COVID-19. This created challenges for those who were not familiar with technology. If one was unfamiliar with technology they only had one choice, figure it out. COVID-19 exacerbated the digital divide. In this interactive session, we will discuss ways to address the digital divide, recommended trainings, helpful tips and a live technology demonstration to support those impacted by the digital divide.

WEBINAR: Leading with a Racial & Social Justice Lens: Holding Space for Senior Leaders in Complex & Complicated Times

Online

Increased activism, student demands for more inclusive environments and systemic structures of oppression require 21stcentury university leaders 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.

Program Design School

Online

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, you will have a template for writing consistently and engaging material with ease. We are excited to continue to offer this outstanding professional development opportunity in a live virtual format using Zoom Video Conferencing.

Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute

Online

Going into its 24th year, the Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute is an ACPA educational program for those who have been in the student affairs field for five or more years or are a departmental director. The Institute guides those desiring to grow their authentic leadership, strengthen their capacities and understand self and organizational dynamics in order to lead well. The 2022 Institute will take place over the course of five Thursday's in early 2022!

ACPA22 // St. Louis, MO

Cervantes Convention Center

ACPA22 ANNUAL CONVENTIONACPA's Annual Convention experience is a yearly gathering of student affairs and higher education professionals, students and faculty to learn, network and engage in doing the work higher education needs. Approximately 3,500 members and guests attend our Annual Convention each year. Highlights of the convention include: Distinguished speakers such as Janet Mock (2021), […]

2022 Student Affairs Assessment Institute™

Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel 300 S Charles St, Baltimore

the premier Institute for student affairs and higher education professionals who seek a guided, curricular experience in order to develop essential assessment knowledge and skills for their professional toolkitthe Student Affairs Assessment Institute is proudly sponsored by ACPA's Student Affairs Assessment Institute, sponsored by the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation, provides a guided, curricular experience […]

2022 Institute on the Curricular Approach™

Renaissance Baltimore Harbor Place Hotel 202 E Pratt S, Baltimore

Join student affairs and higher education colleagues on a journey toward implementing a curricular approach on your campus at the Institute on the Curricular Approach (ICA)! This learning experience is dynamic and valuable, as you will have access to concrete examples of how institutions with similar institutional values have developed and implemented their Curricular Approach in residence life, student leadership, or student conduct. Showcase Institutions will share how they used the 10 Essential Elements, their lessons learned, and implementation successes. This event is a straight-forward way to obtain clear direction from higher education and student affairs professionals who have done the work.

ACPA23 // New Orleans, LA

Join us for #ACPA23 in New Orleans from 26-29 March 2023! Additional information on this convention experience will be released at the end of #ACPA22 in St. Louis. Visit convention.myacpa.org for more information!

ACPA24 // Chicago, IL

Join us for #ACPA24 in Chicago, Illinois USA from 17-20 March 2024! Additional information on this convention experience will be released at the end of #ACPA23 in New Orleans. Visit convention.myacpa.org for more information!