Professional Development Day: Register and Get Involved!

Mapping a Sustainable Future

The 2011 Professional Development Day (PDD) will take place on February 17th in the new Student Activity Center, and will once again be co-sponsored by ACA and APSA.

Register to Attend

To register for the conference, please complete this online registration form.

This year's theme is focused on taking inspiration from reflection on the past to create new opportunities for learning, understanding, networking, collaboration and partnerships, while renewing a sustainable future in the world around us.

To fit with our theme of sustainability, we have chosen to hold the conference at the new Student Activity Center on campus. This new student center will open in the spring of 2011. Environmentally friendly elements are being used in the construction of the building in hopes of earning a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold rating.

Philanthropic Efforts

ACA and APSA will be donating food to the Capital Area Food Bank in lieu of decorations and will be making “Food Baskets” as center pieces for PDD. 

By donating food items for the center pieces, you will not only be replenishing the food bank needs, you will also be receiving raffle tickets for the items donated, and you will be eligible for two gift cards at PDD.  

Capital Area Food Bank needs:  (Please no glass/breakable containers)

  • Canned meats (tuna, stew, chili), canned veggies, beans:  2 cans = 1 raffle ticket
  • Pasta & sauce, healthy cereals, peanut butter, baby food & formula:  1 item = 1 raffle ticket

We will also be collecting monetary donations for Capital Area Food Bank. For every $1 you donate, the food bank can provide $5 worth of nutritious food. Checks can be payable to “Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.” You will receive 1 raffle ticket for every $5 donation.

Tentative Conference Agenda

8:00-9:00 AM                Registration & Breakfast (SAC Ballroom)

9:00-9:50 AM                Morning Session (SAC Ballroom)                      

10:00-11:00 AM            Breakout #1                              

11:15AM - 12:15 PM    Breakout #2                              

12:15-1:00 PM              Lunch (SAC Ballroom)                                     

1:00-1:45 PM                Keynote: Dr. Steven Kraal (SAC Ballroom)                     

2:00-3:00 PM                Breakout #3                              

3:15-4:15 PM                Breakout #4                              

4:30-6:00 PM               *Happy Hour at Gabriel's Cafe (AT&T Conference Center)                      

*Happy Hour:  ACA & APSA will provide free appetizers at Gabriel’s Café after the PDD conference
$5 wine, margaritas, longhorn tea
$4 beer
1/2 price appetizers


Special Thanks to the 2011 ACA and APSA Professional Development Day Committee Chairs:

Justin Brady
Ana Dison
Jeanette Hooker
Jennifer McHam