AAAED New Professionals Academy (NPA)

Scottsdale, Arizona
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
AAAED New Professionals Academy (NPA)
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 1:00 PM -
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 5:00 PM (Mountain Time)

The Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253
United States

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You have entered the registration site for the AAAED PDTI New Professionals Academy.  The NPA takes place during the 43rd National Conference and Annual Meeting and registrants are expected to stay for the conference as well.  For more information about the AAAED conference, click here: AAAED Conference 2017. For hotel information, click here: AAAED Conference Hotel Information Please do not register here and pay your fee until you have been accepted into the program. See information about the application process below.

AAAED' ​s ​New ​Professionals ​Academy ​(NPA) ​is ​designed ​to ​inspire ​and ​engage ​new ​AA/EEO ​and ​diversity ​professionals ​to ​achieve ​excellent ​work ​and ​career ​outcomes. ​ ​The ​New ​Professionals ​Academy ​(NPA) ​is ​a ​1-1/2-day ​ ​learning ​opportunity ​for ​new ​EEO/AA ​and ​diversity ​professionals to: ​

(1) ​Draw ​on ​their ​first ​years ​of ​experience ​to ​improve ​their ​effectiveness ​and ​to ​learn ​from ​other ​peers ​and ​distinguished ​colleagues ​within ​the ​profession; ​and ​(2) ​work ​and ​actively ​engage ​with ​other ​new ​professionals ​and ​colleagues ​during ​the ​duration ​of ​the ​NPA ​and ​AAAED ​conference. ​ ​

The ​NPA ​will ​also ​enable ​participants ​to ​be ​supported ​and ​mentored ​by ​distinguished ​colleagues ​within ​the ​profession ​and ​to ​learn ​ ​strategies ​for ​career ​success.

The application process for NPA

  • To assure that new professionals’ participation in the Academy is fully endorsed by the current senior EEO/AA officer at his/her organization, registrants must have a letter of support submitted by the senior leadership from their respective institutions. There is a limit of one participant per organization.
  • Each applicant must complete an application, submit a resume and a high resolution, photo head-shot (this will be included in the NPA Participant contact directory). Click here for a copy of the application: AAAEDNPAApplication3-10-17.docx   Please wait to be accepted into the program before you register here to pay your fee. 
  • Please email your application to:
  • NPA applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The final deadline for applying to the NPA is May 26, 2017.
  • All participants are expected to stay through the remainder of the Academy and the AAAED Conference. Academy Days are June 6 & 7 and Conference Days are June 8 & 9.
  • Register on this site and submit payment via credit card, check or with purchase order - signed invoice.
  • NPA Rate (12 hour program) $350.00 for AAAED members; $450.00 for non-members. The fee includes registration, light refreshments, lunch and course materials.
  • Attendees will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

New Professionals Academy Topics:

  • Building the Business Case for Diversity.
  • Understanding the Impact of Power, Privilege, and Microaggressions in the Workplace.
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Education
  • Beyond Compliance, Effective Recruitment & Retention Business Best Practices to Recruit, Hire and Retain high quality employees.
  • Round table/Panel Discussions & Sharing of Best Practices.
  • What  I wish I would have known before my first six months/year on the job.
  •  Skills and education necessary to advance career/Leadership opportunities available within AAAED.
  • Career Planning/Professional Development.
  • How to build a comprehensive career/professional development plan.

For questions, please contact Wanda Malden, Chair, New Professionals Academy,,

Please email or or call  the AAAED national office toll-free at 800-252-8952 for more general information about the AAAED Conference
. For conference registration questions, please contact Sandy Isho at  

For a copy of the AAAED PDTI catalog, click here: PDTI2017FINAL010917.pdf

AAAED, a pre-approved provider, will seek HRCI Credit for this course.


Contact Information


    American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity
    Professional Development and Training Institute
    New Professionals Academy
    1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20006


Payment Instructions

  • Credit Card Payments
    Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover

    Make check or purchase order payable to:

    On Memo line, please add:  PDTI Institute

    U.S. Mail Payments to:

    American Association for Access

    P.O. Box 75524

    Baltimore, MD 21275-5524


    For Overnight Deliveries Only:

    Lockbox Service 75524

    Wells Fargo Bank

    7175 Columbia Gateway Drive

    Attn: American Association for Access Lockbox 75524

    Columbia, MD 21046


    AAAA/AAAED FEI# 31-0896714

    Dun and Bradstreet# 92-685-9492

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