Professional Development

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Certification and Training


McGill's Leadership Development Program

Human Resource's Leadership Development Program has a stream for Student Affairs Professionals (formerly the "Academic Advisors" stream). This stream is open to M-level staff who advise or support students.  Click here to learn more and consider applying for next year's cohort!

Online Resources

Professional Associations

  • NACADA - The Global Community for Academic Advising
    NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. It provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications.
  • Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS)
    CACUSS is a a professional bilingual association representing and serving those individuals who work in Canadian post-secondary institutions in student affairs and services.  
    • There is a specific Community of Practice in Integrated Academic/Professional Advising which brings together advising professionals from a range of roles such as academic, career, learning support, admissions, financial aid, student life, and student success.

Certifications and Degrees