NextGen Curriculum & Schedule


The NextGen Institute has a dynamic curriculum that offers a variety of experiences and content for participants to co-construct their experience and outcomes. Between critical educational sessions and activities, participants will engage with the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization (SIRJD),  our field’s professional competencies, and have the opportunity to connect with peers and professionals within Student Affairs and Higher Education.

NextGen sessions are organized around several Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Educators, as outlined by ACPA and NASPA. These outcomes and related sessions build a foundation for aspiring Student Affairs Professionals.  The following competencies are the primary focus: Leadership, Social Justice & Inclusion, Student Learning & Development, Values, Philosophy, & History, and Personal & Ethical Foundations

NextGen begins on Saturday, 25 March 2023 at 1pm with Check-In and ends on Sunday, 26 March 2023 at approximately 3pm. Participants should expect to attend sessions until about 9 pm in the evening on Saturday, 25 March 2023. Participants should also expect to begin Sunday, 26 March 2023 at approximately 8 am in the morning.

Registration Information

Undergraduate students are invited to register for NextGen 2023 on a rolling basis until the event begins, but a priority registration deadline of 16 December 2022 is encouraged. ACPA23 Convention registration is included in NextGen pricing!


Saturday, 25 March 2023

  • 1:00-1:30pm // Welcome
  • 1:30-2:30pm // Keynote
  • 2:30-3:15pm // Introductions
  • 3:15-3:45pm // Break
  • 3:45-5:15pm // Sessions
  • 5:15-6pm // Networking and Mentoring
  • 6:00-7:30pm // Dinner and Discussion
  • 7:30-9pm // NextGen alumni

Sunday, 26 March 2023

  • 8:00am // Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30am // Morning Welcome
  • 9:00-10:15am // Introduction to SIRJD
  • 10:15-11:30am // Educational Session Block #1
  • 11:30am-12:30pm // Lunch
  • 12:30-1:30pm // Graduate School Roundtable Discussions
  • 1:30-2:30pm // Educational Session Block #2
  • 2:30-3:00pm // Closing
  • 3:00pm // ACPA Annual Convention Opening and CelebrACPA
  • 8:00pm // NextGen Alumni & Friends Reception