Professional Development

PNACAC Sponsored Events

PNACAC Summer Tour

Join us for our 2019 Summer College Tour of Oregon Colleges and Universities! The tour will begin on Sunday, June 23rd in Ashland, Oregon and conclude Friday, June 28.

Participating colleges and universities:

  • Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
  • Linfield College, McMinnville, OR
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR
  • Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
  • Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • Reed College, Portland, OR
  • Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  • University of Portland, Portland, OR
  • Willamette University, Salem, OR

Tour Fee:

PNACAC Members: $500
Non-Members: $550


June 1: Deadline to request refund minus $30 processing fee

The tour fee includes:

  • College-provided accommodations. Most, if not all rooms will be double occupancy. Each room will provide linens, pillows, and towels. All campuses provide bathrooms that are shared by the other people on that floor and/or wing. You will have to walk to and from your bathroom/shower. Generally, the residence halls we use do not provide wi-fi in the sleeping rooms. You will have access to wi-fi in other parts of the residence hall or other buildings on campus.  Unfortunately, PNACAC is unable to accommodate single room requests.
  • Most meals
  • Charter bus transportation during the tour

The tour fee excludes:

  • Personal expenses incurred during the tour
  • Some meals

If possible, please wait to purchase airline tickets until after May 1*.

*We require at least 20 registered counselors by May 1 in order to conduct the tour. If we do not reach capacity, we reserve the right to cancel the tour and will refund tour registration fees. If we do have to cancel, we will refund your registration fee but we are not responsible for reimbursing travel costs. If we reach more than 20 registered participants prior to May 1, we will notify you so travel arrangements can be made.

  • Participants should plan to arrive on June 23, 2019 to Medford International Airport (MFR) by 4:00pm. The bus will pick up tour participants at 4:30pm.
  • Participants should schedule departure on June 28, 2019 from Portland International Airport (PDX) no earlier than 3:30pm. The bus will drop off tour participants in time for a 3:30pm or later flight.
  • Please plan to participate in all tour events.

Washington State-Approved Clock Hours will be available to all participants. Clock hours will be FREE.

Register for the PNACAC College Tour


PNACAC Town Hall Meetings

Spring 2019 PNACAC Town Hall Meetings will discuss a variety of topics including Student Mental Health, Sharing Best Practices, and Middle Management. Workshops are free to attend. Please save the dates below and check back for additional information including the topic that will be presented at each location, registration information, and additional locations that may be added to the list.

Tuesday, April 16th Meadowdale High School, Lynnwood, WA
Monday, April 22nd St. Mary’s School, Medford, OR
Wednesday, April 24th University of Oregon Portland Campus, Portland, OR
Thursday, May 2nd Willamette University, Salem, OR
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Tuesday, June 4th Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA


Past Town Hall Meetings:


Guiding the Way to Inclusion Scholarship

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 was for professionals with 0-5 years experience. The 2019 GWI Conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 28 - 31, 2019. 

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.

The PNACAC Scholarship to attend will cover:

  • Conference Registration at the NACAC member rate
  • Half of airfare cost
  • Half of hotel cost

Scholarship Application is due April 19, 2019

Apply Today!



PNACAC Professional Development Support

NEW! PNACAC Professional Development Mini-Grants are intended to provide individuals/groups funding to organize events or other programming to offer professional development opportunities for staff within the PNACAC five state region (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington). Examples of ways in which funding may be used include but are not limited to: refreshments, venue costs, technology, or supplies. Funding may not be used to cover conference registrations or travel related expenses. Learn more and apply now!


NACAC Sponsored Professional Development

Refer to the PNACAC Events Calendar in the sidebar on the right of this page for additional opportunities >>

NACAC Conference

NACAC E-Learning Center

NACAC Webinars (ongoing) (Most FREE or free for NACAC members)

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

Refer to the PNACAC Events Calendar in the sidebar on the right of this page for additional 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.

Hobson's Intersect Bi-Weekly Trainings (ongoing)
Live trainings offered twice a week with monthly topics such as: ActiveMatch Best Practices, Exporting via SFTP, Setting up and maintaining your Naviance College Profile, Maximizing RepVisits and Events, Managing your account


Questions about PNACAC professional development? Contact [email protected].

Tuesday, April 16