2021 Pre-Conference Institute

Wednesday, July 7 & Thursday, July 8

The 2021 International ACAC Pre-Conference Institute offers members at the beginning of a career or new role and mid-career members an opportunity to strengthen specific knowledge sets and professional relationships in a smaller, intentional virtual setting before the conference even begins. Content-based sessions will be pre-recorded and accessible for registered participants across the globe at their convenience beginning June 24 leading up to the live event on July 7th and 8th. These two days will include meaningful real-time engagement through case studies, workshops, discussion forums, and Q&A sessions. 

New Professionals (0-3 years experience in current role) 

This Institute is designed for members new to their role as an international university representative  or international secondary school counselor who wish to deepen their skill sets, knowledge bases, and professional networks. Topics include: applying to destinations worldwide, evaluating credentials, presenting and reviewing recommendation letters, paying for college, building a professional network, etc. Pre-recorded sessions focus on skills-based content, while live sessions are designed to foster discussions and address questions in an interactive setting.. 


Mid-Career Professionals

This is a new Institute designed for members with substantial experience as international university representatives or secondary school counselors who wish to augment their professional practice in a tailored learning setting. Topics include: management, career advancement, presenting data, best practices for effective partnerships, etc. Pre-recorded content is designed to prepare participants for live discussion-based sessions. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to generate content for a case-study workshop based on their own current professional challenges.

Benefits of Attending the Pre-Conference Institute Include: 

  • Targeted content in two “streams”: New Professional and Mid-Career

  • Pre-recorded and live sessions designed for increased access and meaningful engagement 

  • Tailored learning experience for practical application 

  • Knowledgeable faculty with years of experience and a passion for sharing and mentoring

  • Cultivation of a professional network to best support you in your role

Cost: ​$89


The Pre-Conference Institute is offered to International ACAC Conference attendees ​only. Members must register as part of their Conference registration. In order to maintain the benefits of a more intimate pre-conference experience, registration capacity is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.  We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting professional development experience. Should you have any questions about the 2021 Pre-Conference Institute, please contact [email protected]