What are Institutes?

Attend a NACA Institute where you can have fun, learn valuable skills, and network with both seasoned professionals and fellow students. Each summer, NACA offers in-person experiential learning opportunities for students and professionals. Institutes provide you with the skills to further excel as a leader and change agent on your campus. Through team building, effective training, and networking, you will be highly motivated to create college communities where everyone belongs. 
Questions? Contact Member Relations.


Programming Board Institute

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Student Government Institute

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Dates & Locations

Student Government Institutes

2023 Locations:

  • June 13-16 at CU Denver (CO)
  • June 27-30 at Methodist University (NC)
  • July 18-21 at University of Louisville (KY)
Programming Board Institutes

2023 Locations

  • June 20-23 at DePaul University in Chicago, IL
  • July 11-14 at CU Denver in Denver, CO

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending a NACA Institute, all participants (students and advisors) will be able to:

  • Articulate their role in creating diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible campus communities.
  • Implement effective communication techniques.
  • Develop enhanced leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate competence in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making.
  • Apply strategies for recruiting, recognizing, retaining, and transitioning student leaders.
  • Identify methods to strengthen their network of peers for support.

In addition, our variety of institutes helps participants gain any number of Student Leadership CompetenciesCompetencies for Diversity and Inclusion, or Competencies for Campus Activities Professionals.