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Staff and Administrative Professional Development

ACE provides professional development workshops for intact work teams of Student Services staff and administrators, as well as for those who work in one or two-person offices and have regular contact with students. These events help prepare professionals to understand and effectively support the needs of students enrolling in community college–for example, Admissions & Records administrators, Financial Aid staff, Student Coordinators and Supervisors.

Workshops for Work Teams

  • Communication Workshop – PD 1
    The Communications Workshop is a two-day intensive that focuses on teaching work teams effective techniques to improve their communication.

  • Strengths & Styles Workshop – PD 2
    The Strengths and Styles Workshop is a two-day intensive that supports members of a work team as they discover their personal strengths and identify their working styles. This workshop builds on the results of the Communication Workshop, deepening the quality of relationships–with the goals of improving team outcomes and morale. 
  • The Communication Workshop and Strengths and Styles Workshop are most effective when held within 6 months of each other.


ACE Professional Development Brochure PDF

Experiential Learning Workshop

The Experiential Learning Workshop offers a two-day taste of fun and experiential exercises that enhance effective communication for college staff and administrators. The workshop employs concepts used by corporate management programs, offering an opportunity for members of the college community to experience the same approach used in the ACE Five-Day Experiential Learning Institute (FELI) for faculty and administrators, and in the ACE Foundation Course (FC) for students. 

Experiential Learning Workshop participants learn a lot about each other, and gain a deeper understanding of concepts that faculty learn in a FELI and that students experience while attending the ACE semester long program. Graduates of this workshop will be better equipped to make informed decisions about which ACE model(s) will best support successful retention and completion for students at your college.

Specifically for Instructors

  • Behavior System & Integration Workshop
    This workshop explains the principles of the ACE behavior system and how it is effectively implemented, as well as how to integrate courses and coordinate assignments for a more successful semester.