Summer 2024 Supervisor Strengths Institute


ACPA is excited to partner with Strengths University for the 2024 Supervisor Strengths Institute! Learn to become a more effective supervisor and show up authentically in your leadership role. You'll gain skills around how to feel balanced, aligned, and able to genuinely enjoy your work while having the energy to do your best work. Strengths University understands the challenges, the frustrations, and the joys of leading a team. We want to help you manage the stress and chaos, so you can better lead your team, support your students, and have more balance in your life.

2024 Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute™


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.

2024 NINLHE Summer Institute

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

The NINLHE Institute is a time for professional development, networking with other educators, and personal renewal. Through this residential institute, educators with expertise in policies and practices vital to Native student success develop through our training sessions.

2024 ACPA Doctoral Institute in Partnership with Heartful Editor


ACPA and Heartful Editor invite all doctoral students in student affairs, higher education, and related disciplines to join in a meaningful and enriching opportunity to create community, learn from and with each other, and leave inspired to leap forward in your doctoral program with new insights, clarified intentions, and a commitment to finishing strong.

2024 Institute on the Curricular Approach™

Westin Rosemont O'Hare 6100 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL

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.

Book Club 2024 Meeting #2


Join CFI to discuss the chapter 3 & 4 of Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness by Da'Shaun L. Harrison.

2024 ACPA/ASHE Presidential Symposium


The 2022 ACPA-ASHE Presidential Symposium will provide attendees with an understanding of how joy is cultivated, why joy is an act of resistance and healing, and how joy can be fostered through communities of care. In this space, our hope is to bring together graduate students, faculty members, student affairs staff members, and senior student affairs leaders to reimagine our work to center care and community.

ACPA Day 100th Anniversary Dinner

Union Station, Washington, DC 50 Massachussets Ave NE, Washington, DC, United States

In honor of ACPA Day and our 100th Anniversary Celebration, please join us in Washington D.C. for our ACPA Day Dinner event on Monday, October 21, 2024.

Program Design School


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.

2024 Paul Shang Institute for Aspiring Executive Officers™

Atlanta, Georgia

ACPA is proud to offer this exciting professional development event for those who are considering a Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) role as a future career goal. The ACPA Institute for Aspiring SSAOs: Exploring Underrepresented Identities and Career Paths will explore ways in which our diverse backgrounds (such as gender identity and presentation, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and physical/cognitive qualities) impact our move to and experience within an SSAO role. A faculty team of seasoned and diverse SSAOs from various types of institutions will lead participants in an introspective and intimate journey.

2024 Leadership Educators Institute

Leadership is an integral competency for our profession. The leadership development of students is an important and ongoing process that requires commitment from both students and staff. Student affairs professionals and other university administrators play an essential role in coordinating, shaping, and evaluating the leadership development of students by designing leadership courses and programs, creating […]

2025 Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute


Going into its 27th 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.

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