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2024 Aspiring Directors Institute

July 9, 2024 July 11, 2024

Build skills and strategies to support your career advancement in higher education! Presented in partnership with ACUHO–I, ACUI, and NIRSA, the 2024 Aspiring Directors Institute is a three-day intensive professional development program, which will be hosted in Portland, Oregon from July 9-11, 2024.

This unique cross-association professional development opportunity will bring together individuals working in campus housing, college unions and student activities, and collegiate recreation to build skills, competencies, and networks across their various functional areas.

Each day of the Institute will offer specially curated content sessions, in addition to structured opportunities for discussions, meaning making, and relationship building throughout. Join your peers to learn about relevant trends impacting higher education with a lens of social justice and equity woven throughout explorations of staffing, organizational development, planning, and fiscal management.

Attendees will explore…

  • Strategies and skill sets that support advancement in the profession.
  • Relevant trends impacting higher education with a lens of social justice and equity woven throughout topics including organizational development, planning, and fiscal management.
  • Competency development in professional supervision; assessment and goal setting; and navigating institutional dynamics to manage resources effectively.
  • Networking opportunities with a cohort of cross-functional peers who can support you through your journey.

This seminar is designed for mid-level professionals who aspire to higher level positions in student affairs. Focusing on career advancement in higher education and preparing employees to be senior leaders is good for everyone: the organization, the students, the campus community, and the individuals looking to advance.

Tentative Schedule

TUESDAY, JULY 9
  • 8:30 a.m.–Noon: Workshops
  • Noon–1 p.m.: Lunch (included)
  • 1–5 p.m.: Workshops
  • Evening networking, dinner on own
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
  • 8:30 a.m.–Noon: Workshops
  • Noon–1 p.m.: Lunch (included)
  • 1–5 p.m.: Workshops
  • Evening networking, dinner on own
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
  • 8:30 a.m.–Noon: Workshops
  • Noon–1 p.m.: Lunch (included)
  • 1–5 p.m.: Workshops
  • Evening networking, dinner on own