» Phyllis Mable Honored
ACPA: College Student Educators International
Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
The George Washington University, Washington, DC
June 3 – 5, 2012
To address the knowledge and skills emerging professionals desire as they collectively serve thousands of collegians on a daily basis, the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) has created the Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute. With an estimated 55% of ACPA members currently identified as entry-level professionals, and 40% with less than five years of experience in student affairs work, this institute will bring unique opportunities for growth and development.
The Institute is named in honor of Ms. Mable, a highly respected leader in Student Affairs for the past four decades. She served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Longwood University (Virginia), and Executive Director of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. Phyllis Mable served as ACPA President from 1979-80.
The Institute will include several mentoring opportunities and one-on-one interactions with resident faculty and small group facilitators. Institute participation is limited to 50 participants. Continuing Education Credits are available.
* Focused discussions on the complexities of working within the campus community.
* High interaction in a learning environment with presentations, case studies, discussions, and small group work with Institute faculty.
* Skill enhancement sessions dedicated to:
* Understanding campus cultures – external and internal influences
* Finding your place within your organization\Having the difficult conversations
* Being a supervisee and supervisor
* Identifying additional needed knowledge and skill areas
* Giving and receiving effective feedback and performance appraisals
* Thinking about future career possibilities
* Participating in on-going professional development opportunities
Institute Information: www2.myacpa.org/professional-development/home/2269