ACPA’s NextGeneration Institute, generally referred to as NextGen, will take place Sunday, March 1 and Monday March 2 immediately before the ACPA20 Annual Convention in Nashville. NextGeneration Institute participants are also invited to stay for the ACPA20 Annual Convention, for no additional charge. ACPA20 will be an experience that: • Amplifies our association values into meaningful calls to action; • Provides pathways for the dissemination of timely and relevant information for our field; • Crystalizes our intention surrounding the strategic imperative on racial justice and decolonization for daily practice; and • Celebrates the vibrant and diverse individuals who chose ACPA every day
NextGen is a unique opportunity for approximately 125 undergraduate students from across the world to learn about ACPA, graduate preparation, functional areas, and trends in Student Affairs and Higher Education. This conference 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. Not only is NextGen a great way to learn more about Student Affairs as a profession, but it provides an opportunity to reflect on the intersection of your personal and professional identities so that you can begin identifying a meaningful career path for yourself.