Curriculum and Schedule

The NextGen Institute has a dynamic curriculum that offers a variety of experiences and content for participants to co-construct their experience and outcomes. Between critical educational sessions and activities, participants will engage with the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization (SIRJD),  our field’s professional competencies, and have the opportunity to connect with peers and professionals within Student Affairs and Higher Education.

NextGen sessions are organized around several Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Educators, as outlined by ACPA and NASPA. These outcomes and related sessions build a foundation for aspiring Student Affairs Professionals.  The following competencies are the primary focus:

  • Leadership
  • Social Justice & Inclusion
  • Student Learning & Development
  • Values, Philosophy, & History
  • Personal & Ethical Foundations

NextGen begins on Saturday, 2 March 2019 at 12pm with Check-In and ends on Sunday, 3 March 2019 at approximately 4pm. Participants should expect to attend sessions until the evening on Saturday 2, March 2019. Participants should also expect to begin Sunday, 3 March 2019 at approximately 8am.

NextGen participants will be able to attend the ACPA19 Annual Convention. Immediately following NextGen, participants will be invited to attend the Annual Convention Opening and CelebrACPA!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

12-1pm
Registration
1-1:15pm
Welcome
1:15-1:45pm
Networking Activity
1:45-2:30pm
Introductions
2:30-3:00pm
Keynote Session
3:00-3:45pm
Get to Know ACPA
3:45-4:00pm
Break
4:00-5:00pm
Racial Justice and Decolonization (SIRJD)
5:00-6:00pm
Entity Social Hour
6:00-7pm
Dinner and Discussion
7-9pm
Educational Session

Sunday, 3 March 2019

8:00am
Continental Breakfast
8:30am
Morning Welcome
9-10am
Educational Session Block #1
10am-11am
Educational Session Block #2
11-12pm
Professional Development Guides
12-1pm
Lunch
1-2pm
Educational Session Block #3
2-3:15pm
Educational Session
3:30-3:45pm
Closing
4pm
ACPA Annual Convention Opening and CelebrACPA
8pm
NextGen Alumni & Friends Reception