Being a member of WACADA means you’ll have access to several professional development opportunities.

Professional Development

WACADA offers several professional development opportunities. Please see below for additional details.

WACADA Fall Conference*

The WACADA Conference is offered every fall (September) in various locations throughout the state. The conference is a great opportunity to connect with advising colleagues near and far and learn from each other during interactive and informative conference sessions. Take your development to the next level and submit a proposal to present or lead a session at the next fall conference! While the conference is packed full of learning, there is also plenty of fun – from networking socials to local entertainment, it will be a professional event you won’t quickly forget!

WACADA Professional Development Workshops*

The workshops are offered virtually or in person on one or more campuses across the state as an opportunity to dig deeper into advising topics. The winter workshop is typically a half-day event held in the January/February. Professional Development workshops are the perfect way to reconnect with WACADA members.


WACADA owns several NACADA webinars that may be borrowed by members in good standing. The webinars run 60 to 90 minutes and are available to borrow for a two-week period.

See Webinars

Campus/Regional Representative Program*

Proposed Responsibilities:

  • Serve as WACADA resource or “point person” for campus/region
  • Assist the VP of Membership in informing members about resources, conferences, other happenings, etc.
  • Coordinate and promote additional professional development activities for respective campus/region
  • Promote membership recruitment of both professional and graduate student members
  • Outreach to non-WACADA members

Proposed Requirements:

  • Should be experienced WACADA members
  • Must attend the annual conference
  • Stay up-to-date on WACADA news and other topics in student services
  • Work collaboratively with VP of Membership to increase the value of WACADA membership

How Do We Get Started?

  • Determine how the current membership would like to see this program structured
  • Develop a working description for the role, including requirements and responsibilities
  • Identify possible representatives from campuses across the state


If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to increase your involvement in WACADA, please touch base with Paula Brugge, VP of Membership, by sending an email to pbrugge@wisc.edu.

*WACADA membership is required. Membership is good for a one-year term and runs from July 1st to June 30th each year. To participate in these professional development opportunities, you must be a paid member. Contact Paula Brugge, WACADA Vice President of Membership, at pbrugge@wisc.edu for more information and to renew your membership.