Professional Development


PNACAC Sponsored Events

PNACAC Town Hall Meetings
  • Tuesday, April 17th, 2018: 12:00-2:00pm – Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
  • Monday, April 30th, 2018: 8:00-10:00am – Boise State University, Boise, ID
  • Tuesday, May 29th, 2018: 1:00-3:00 - University of Oregon Portland Campus, Portland, OR


2018 NACAC Guiding the Way to Inclusion

This year, the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling was pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity to our members to attend the NACAC Guiding the Way to Inclusion Conference in Washington, D.C. Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI) is a three-day professional development workshop designed for college admission professionals that work with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. The scholarship is for professionals with 0-5 years experience. This year's conference will be in Washington, D.C. July 29 - August 1, 2018. 

GWI offers enrollment and admission professionals an opportunity to explore issues pertaining to campus diversity and multicultural recruitment. The workshop promotes in-depth understanding of college enrollment processes, as well as personal and professional growth.  Read more on the GWI FAQ Sheet.


NACAC Sponsored Professional Development

NACAC Conference

NACAC E-Learning Center

Grants for College Signing Day | Reach Higher is giving away $100,000 in microgrants to help public school educators organize Signing Day events for their schools.


Other Professional Development Opportunities

College Board Free Webinars (ongoing)

All webinars can be viewed on-demand and are CEU eligible. They are a great source of updates and information on the AP Program, the CSS Profile, and the SAT.

Inside Higher Ed Webcasts (ongoing)
Free webcasts discussing the findings of IHE surveys of key higher ed professionals as well as webcasts inspired by a series of booklets on key higher education topics.


Summer Institute on College Admission and School Relations
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
July 30-August 3, 2018

Designed for college admission and outreach staff who are new to the profession, the institute helps participants develop the skills necessary for success in your admission office. Enrollment management experts from a variety of institutions will provide personalized instruction, while discussion-based workshops


University of Denver, Denver, CO
July 25-27, 2018

Join the first annual Camp RMACAC for College Admissions Counselors. This three-day workshop is designed to provide practical experience for admission professionals with five or fewer years' experience. The program provides training in relevant basic skills and discussion of pertinent issues and situations encountered in the admission profession. Participants will attend presentations, engage in case studies, work within small-group settings and participate in mock-situation settings.


2018 New Jersey ACAC Summer College Bus Tour
For school or college counselors who want to learn more about some of New Jersey's colleges. Please note they get many more applicants than spots available - so if you don't make it on this year's tour - don't fret - there will be future opportunities!
July 8-July 11, 2018

New England Summer Institute Program 
Geared toward new College & Secondary School Counselors (less than two years).
Providence College, Providence, RI
July 23-26, 2018

New England Advanced Secondary School Counselor Summer Institute
Geared toward counselors with at least 5 years experience. 
Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
July 16-18, 2018

15th Annual Summer Institute hosted by Potomac & Chesapeake ACAC
University of Richmond Richmond, VA
July 9-10 with tours on July 11, 2018