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February 14, 2022

Application Available

April 6, 2022

EXTENDED Participant Application & Scholarship Application Deadline

NASPA Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Leadership Academy

In-Person Faculty-led Institutes Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice Asian Pacific Islanders

Welcome NASPA APIDA colleagues: We look forward to our time together at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Leadership Academy Model

While the number of domestic and international students who identify as Asian Pacific Islander or Desi American (APIDA) on U.S. college campuses continues to grow, APIDA staff and faculty often lack spaces to develop skills and relationships to further their impact in student affairs. APIDA Leadership Academy (APIDALA) seeks to prepare student affairs professionals to move into positions of greater visibility and influence in higher education. APIDALA participants will learn core competencies, knowledge, skills, experiences, and abilities that are essential to higher education leadership from current APIDA higher education and student affairs leaders. APIDALA participants will focus on current research on APIDA professionals in higher education leadership and the pathway to educational administration. The academy will address the challenges and opportunities in leading at institutions of higher learning, especially given the changes the landscape of higher education has seen in the last couple of years.

In this cohort-based leadership academy model, participants will build critical competencies withAPIDA professionals who are dedicated to leading in a vibrant, diverse, global, and socially-just higher education environment.

Application Process

This is an application-based academy. Interested participants will have to apply and be accepted to APIDALA.

This professional development opportunity is designed for self-identified APIDA student affairs professionals with five or more years of experience in higher education. APIDALA is a great opportunity for professionals who might be discerning their next career steps.

If you're unsure about attending the program based on your professional experience, please email Gretchenrae Campera at [email protected] with a copy of your resume/CV, and we'll help you determine program eligibility.

This application process includes completing an online application and submitting a current resume or CV.

If selected, your application will inform how the faculty creates cluster groups.

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Learning Outcomes

APIDALA seeks to prepare student affairs professionals to move into positions of greater visibility and influence in higher education.

By the end of the institute, participants will:

  • Critically reflect on the importance of  culture, context, and sense of place and their impact on higher education communities
  • Explore the intersection of advocacy, identity and professional development and its relationship to their leadership and future career advancement in higher education
  • Identify and develop two leadership skills that will enable them to take on additional leadership roles at their respective institutions
  • Engage with a community of APIDA professionals across higher education

Leadership Academy Faculty

Participant Experience

Apply Now for NASPA Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Leadership Academy

APIDALA participants will learn core competencies essential to higher education leadership from APIDA higher education and student affairs leaders.

Apply Now

Schedule At A Glance

The APIDA Leadership Academy faculty team is working on creating the 2022 schedule. Institute participants are expected to engage fully in all aspects of APIDALA, including meals and activities. Please check back soon for more details about the full institute schedule. 

Schedule At A Glance
Monday, July 25
Tuesday, July 26
Wednesday, July 27
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Check-In & Breakfast

8:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Morning Sessions

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Lunch with Mentor Groups

12:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Afternoon Sessions

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Dinner with Mentor Groups

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Breakfast & Welcome

8:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Morning Sessions

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM


12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Afternoon Sessions I

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Individual Meetings with Faculty

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Afternoon Sessions II

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Networking Break


Registration as a member is based on individual membership status at the time of the event. If your current membership will expire prior to the event, you will have the option to renew at the time of registration to receive the member rate.

If you are not a current member and are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as a professional affiliate member for $75. If your institution is not a member, you can join as an associate affiliate member for $242. Both membership types provide access to the individual member rate for the event. Please visit the membership section of the NASPA website to learn more about membership types and benefits. We hope you’ll consider joining today!


Because of the NASPA Foundation and Special Interest Funds from the Asian Pacific Islander Knowledge Community, NASPA is excited to offer a limited number of scholarships for those who are experiencing financial hardship. Scholarship information and the application can be completed through the APIDA Leadership Academy application form.



NASPA Member
$495  $695


Accepted applicants will receive information regarding how to register for APIDALA.


For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.


If you would like to sponsor the NASPA Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Leadership Academy, please contact Fred Comparato at [email protected].


Northwestern University

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

All Leadership Academy activitites will take place at Northwestern University.

Northwestern University is a private research university in Evanston, Illinois. Founded in 1851, Northwestern is the oldest chartered university in Illinois.



Hotel options and rates coming soon.

COVID-19 Event Safety

All participants at NASPA in-person conferences, whether a faculty member/presenter, attendee, sponsor/exhibitor, staff, guest, or vendor will be required to be fully vaccinated. Individuals who require a vaccination exemption must provide documentation of a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any event. All participants at NASPA events will be required to wear masks. Please see the NASPA COVID Event Safety and Responsibility webpage for complete information about NASPA's policy.