Professional Development

The purpose of the PACADA Professional Development Committee is to promote the individual and corporate professional growth of the PACADA membership for the benefit of advisors, students, and Purdue University as a whole.

The Professional Development Committee sponsors the following programs:

Annual Fall Retreat

· Typically held each September

· Allows PACADA members to come together to reflect upon changes and updates within advising

· Each year has a different theme with speakers coming from either within or outside of the university

· Our Retreat sub-committee is responsible for the following tasks:

• Reserve a location and organize the timeline of events for the day

• Secure a keynote speaker and coordinate breakout sessions of presentations and activities

• Order breakfast, lunch, and/or snacks

• Work with the PACADA Membership committee to ensure a seamless registration and check-in process

Coordinate Speakers for the PACADA Annual Business Meeting

· Typically held each January or February

· Updates the PACADA membership on the state of the organization

· Allows members to vote on and approve the budget, as well as elect the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer of PACADA

· Our committee is responsible for securing a speaker from within the university to update our members on topics relevant to higher education and/or provide motivation to our members

PACADA Presents

· Typically held in April and has been offered both annually and bi-annually

· Provides PACADA members an opportunity to practice their presentation skills, communicate updates from happenings within the university, and share new and exciting practices within the field of advising

· Our sub-committee responsible for PACADA Presents completes the following:

• Reserve a location and advertise the event to PACADA members

• Petition the PACADA membership for presentation proposals

• Review proposals and secure presenters

Professional Development Grants

• Awards grants each year typically at the PACADA Presents event in April

• Our Grants sub-committee is responsible for the following:

o Update the application and the application process when necessary

o Review applications and determining who is awarded a grant, as well as how much is awarded

o Recognize the grant winners and remind them of their responsibility to either write an article or give a presentation about their experience

PACADA members are invited to join the Professional Development Committee and attend any of our meetings to help plan and facilitate the above events and responsibilities. Meetings are held monthly throughout the academic year, and as needed during the summer months. We welcome new ideas and new members!

Co-Chairs: Mandy Chalk Marquardt – Krannert School of Management & Tyson McFall-Wankat – Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

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