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ACPA / NASPA Competency

Year Professional Development Action


Area Addressed
2019 – 2020  Obtain a full time position at a higher education institution  Advising & Supporting
Year 1 within the Puget Sound region.  Human & Organizational
 Join a professional student affairs organization and learn how Resources
to get involved as a new professional.  Law, Policy, & Governance
 Seek out a mentor at my new institution to provide insight  Leadership
and guidance in my new position.  Personal & Ethical
 Submit a presentation proposal for a regional student affairs Foundations
conference.  Social Justice & Inclusion
 Learn to navigate an effective work / life balance.  Technology

2020 – 2021  Reflect on my first year in my position; identify strengths and  Advising & Supporting
Year 2 areas of growth within my position.  History, Values, &
 Take part in a New Professionals pre-conference at a national Philosophy
conference.  Human & Organizational
 Join an institutional committee focusing on budget / finance. Resources
 Maintain relationships with mentors through quarterly meet  Law, Policy, & Governance
ups.  Leadership
 Attend a Mentor WA or Pave the Way (WSAC) conference in  Personal & Ethical
western WA. Foundations
 Conduct 1-2 informational interviews with student affairs  Student Learning &
professionals that hold positions in alignment with career Development
goals.  Technology
 Present at a regional or national conference.

2021 – 2022  Review my professional development plan with mentors and  Assessment, Evaluation, &
Year 3 create a new 3 year plan. Research
 Serve on an institutional committee focusing on diversity /  History, Values, &
equity. Philosophy
 Identify key community and state stakeholders and foster  Human & Organizational
partnerships with my institution of work. Resources
 Consider soft searching for a new position that will provide  Leadership
more responsibility and professional growth.  Personal & Ethical
 Look into serving on planning committee for regional or Foundations
professional conference.  Social Justice & Inclusion