Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee brings together College Admission and High School Counselors from across the State of Indiana. The committee offers support and professional development for members in the following areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Monthly Webinars
  • Summer Institute: 

    WHEN: July 16-17, 2020

    WHERE: Ball State University
    WHERE: Ball State University
    WHAT: This is an annual event with several interactive sessions facilitated by knowledgeable and experienced professionals for Admission Representatives and High School Counselors new to the field.
    • Introduce you to the profession of College Admission Counseling
    • Familiarize you with topics involving Financial aid, ethics in admission and travel planning
    • Present real world admission situations in the high school and college fair settings
    • Explain the roles that INACAC and NACAC play in college admission
    • Introduce territorial management skills
    • Provide networking opportunities
  • Counselor Updates:

These are a single-day event that provide high school counselors with updated information from various institutions and agencies. The day includes a wide variety of sessions, lunch, and a Counselor College Fair. The goal is to host a professional learning one-stop-shop, similar to what happens during an INACAC Conference. This event costs $10 for high school counselors and offers PGP points. Below are the dates and host sites for these events in fall 2020.

  • August 27, 2020: IUPUI
  • August 31, 2020: IU Purdue Fort Wayne
  • September 1, 2020: Valparaiso University
  • September 3, 2020: IUPUC (Columbus)
  • September 4, 2020: U of Evansville
  • Middle Management:

INACAC partners with IL ACAC to offer members an opportunity to attend Middle Management Institute hosted in IL. Participants will be exposed to enrollment management strategies as well as have the opportunity to meet a variety of admission professionals in management roles. Sessions will include a leadership style assessment, better understanding self-awareness, and strategies on “managing up,” just to name a few. The curriculum for this program is based on NACAC’s Admissions Middle Management Institute and is designed for professionals who aspire to or who have been recently promoted to middle management.

Questions about or interest in joining the Professional Development Committee: 
Email Nicole Martinez at or Kelly Meyer at



Date: March 26th

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus many people now find themselves working remotely and struggling to cope with this new reality. Join Kristen Dickerson and John McGreal as they help to provide some tips and tricks on working from home, and how to connect with students.



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09-12-19  NACAC Conference 101:  What You Need To Know.  Panelists;  Billy Sarge, Emily Carnall.

08-19-19  Teamwork makes the dream work:  Getting involved in your affilliate.  Panelists:  Lani Johnston, Ja'Niah Downing

07-23-19  C'mon Man.  Panelists:  Johnnie Johnson, Chris Reeves.  Watch Recording here.

05-13-19  Assets and Challenges of Rural Students Applying to and Enrolling in College.  Panelist:  Dr. Andrew Moe

04-09-19  Professionalism and Recruitment Ethics.  Panelists:  Allie Kerns, Nancy Gibson, Mona Bowe, Chris Reeves.  Watch Recording Here

03-14-19  Transitions for Youth:  Homelessness and College Access / Success.  Panelists:  Michael Kendall, Susan Tharpe, Karen Bush, Tonya Monnier

02-12-19  Financial Aid 101.  Panelists:  Adam Dilulio - OASFAA President-Elect, Financial Aid Director Tri-C West.  Watch Recording Here

01-24-19  Equity and Inclusion:  Access for First Generation and Students of Color.  Panelist:  Johnnie Johnson.  Watch Recording Here

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