AAAED New Professionals Academy (NPA)

Indianapolis, Indiana
Monday, June 10, 2019
AAAED New Professionals Academy (NPA)
Monday, June 10, 2019 8:00 AM -
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
1 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
United States

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You have entered the registration site for the AAAED PDTI New Professionals Academy (NPA).  The NPA takes place during the 45th 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
. 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.

There is a 20% discount for AAAED Members. Use code AAAAPDTI when registering. To join AAAED, click here: Join AAAED

AAAED' ​s ​New ​Professionals ​Academy ​(NPA) ​is ​designed ​to ​inspire ​and ​engage ​new ​AA/EEO ​and ​diversity ​professionals with one to three years of experience ​to ​achieve ​excellent ​work ​and ​career ​outcomes. ​ ​The ​NPA ​is ​a highly interactive ​two-day ​learning ​opportunity ​designed for ​novice level ​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.

Testimonials from NPA Graduates:

"In 2018 I attended my first AAAED Conference and the New Professional's Academy.  It was such an empowering experience to learn from great industry experts with years of affirmative action experience.  I was also able to access a network of professionals who are not only accessible, but eager to help when called upon.  If you are new to the field this conference is a great investment."

Donna Carter, Affirmative Action Specialist, Carhartt, Inc.

"I had an overall positive experience at AAAED.  I was able to connect with professionals that are similarly situated as I, which has helped with being able to connect on matters related to our jobs after the conference.  I wish there was more intentional connecting of seasoned professionals with new professionals.  However, I was pleased with the conference overall and would attend again—especially because of the resources I’ve gained in those who presented."

Brittney D. Wardlaw, JD
2018 NPA Graduate

To assure that new professionals’ participation in the NPA is fully endorsed by the current senior EEO/AA officer at their organization, registrants must have a letter of support submitted by a member of the senior leadership from their respective organizations, mentor, or colleague. Each applicant must submit an application and resume. Click here for a copy of the application: AAAEDNPAApplication2019.docx

Please email your application materials to:

·         NPA applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The final deadline for applications is May 22, 2019.

·         All participants are expected to stay through the remainder of the NPA and the AAAED Conference.  NPA Days are June 10 & 11 and Conference Days are June 12 & 13.

Please wait to be accepted into the program before you register to pay your fee. 

Applicants will be notified via e-mail of their candidate status in the program and will be provided with additional instructions on how to register for the program

Register on this site and submit payment via credit card, check or with purchase order - signed invoice.


•             Building the Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

•             Disability Awareness: Recruitment Etiquette

•             Conducting Effective Investigations & Case Analysis

•             Sexual Harassment Prevention Education

•             Unconscious Bias

•             Career Planning/Professional Development

Participants will be expected to prepare for the NPA program by completing pre-work assignments prior to the training commencing.


Early Bird Registration Tuition
(before May 10, 2019)
AAAED Members: $1,080
Non-Members: $1,170.0

  Regular and Onsite Registration Tuition (after May 10, 2019)

·        AAAED Members: $1,180.00

·        AAAED Nonmembers: $1,270.00

The fees include registration, light refreshments, lunch, course materials.

Onsite Registration is discouraged. See the eligibility criteria above.

Group Rate:  If two or more individuals register together, each will receive a $50.00 discount. (AAAED Membership discount of 20% is available. Use registration code: AAAAPDTI).

For a copy of the AAAED PDTI catalog, click here: AAAEDPDTICatalog2019Final.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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