Loyola University New Orleans: July 9th-10th

The International ACAC Pre-Conference Institute 2018 offers professional development opportunities for beginning career professionals to gain knowledge in focused areas, while networking with colleagues from both sides of the desk in an intimate venue. Selected faculty and committee chairs provide leadership in designing the courses with intended learning outcomes that align with voiced needs of International ACAC membership.

Did you know that Loyola and Tulane are true campus neighbors? They literally share a fence! Loyola University New Orleans will be the site of the year’s Pre-Conference Institute.

Benefits of Attending the Pre-Conference Institute Include:
  • Two streams offered for both sides of the desk.
  • Intimate setting, allowing for concentrated professional development.
  • Networking with new and veteran colleagues from both sides of the desk through the Institute.
  • Knowledgeable faculty who have years of experience and a passion for sharing.
  • Flexibility in tailoring your learning experience with multiple course options.
  • Creating a professional support network to best support you in your role.
High School Stream (0-2 years experience)
Intended for counseling professionals new to guiding international students in their transition to post-secondary education. Broad topics such as building and organizing a university counseling offices and understanding the role of technology in support of college counseling services will be offered. In addition, country specific university-focused topics will incorporate advising students destined for Canada, the Netherlands, the UK and United States.

Admission Stream (0-5 years experience)
The Pre-Conference Institute will include content for professionals ranging from your new admission and recruitment counselors to those more seasoned staff (up to five years of experience). Topics will range from strategic travel planning, personal professional growth and enhancing a recruitment strategy.

Cost: $125

Schedule: The Pre-Conference Institute is a day-and-a-half, starting at 8AM on Monday, July 9th and ending on Tuesday, July 10th at 11:45AM.  Lunch and dinner on Monday is provided, as well as coffee-breaks throughout the two days. For Institute participants staying on-campus, breakfast is provided as part of dorm housing.

Registration: The Pre-Conference Institute is offered to International ACAC conference attendees only; register for the Institute as part of your conference registration.

We greatly look forward to welcoming you to what will be an exciting and educational professional development experience. Should you have any questions about the 2018 Pre-Conference Institute, please contact us.

See you in New Orleans!

Co-Chairs for High School Stream

David Shubair
Head of High School Counselling/College Counsellor
International School of Zug and Luzern

Robert Kostrzeski
Director of University Guidance
Saigon South International School

Faculty for High School Stream

Co-Chairs for Admission Stream

Julie Chapman
Vanderbilt University

Marco Dinovelli
Rutgers University 

Faculty for Admission Stream