Professional Development Opportunities

Whether you’re a higher education professional ready to take your career to the next level or an executive looking to boost your team’s competencies, MCCA is your home for professional development. Formal learning paired with meaningful networking opportunities creates a powerful combination to fuel individual careers and entire organizations. (MCCA does not offer credentialing at this time.)

Annual Convention

​Each year, the MCCA Annual Convention attracts nearly 600 attendees, making it the largest gathering of community college and workforce development professionals in the state. ​The three day event provides educational sessions, resources and creative tools, the latest information on new innovations and technologies, and networking opportunities.

#MCCA2020 will be in St. Louis, November 11-13
Registration opens June 24, 2019
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  • Call for Proposals
    February 19-March 20, 2019

November 10-12, 2021

Regional Professional Development Events

​Our regional events are held three to four times per year in various locations around the state, providing you an exceptional learning experience in-person at a convenient location near you. Our varied lineup of events has something for everyone, no matter how you like to learn and network.

Upcoming regional event locations:

  • Student Affairs Seminar
    March 4, 2020 - Columbia

    Registration opens January 28, 2020
    Registration closes February 25, 2020
  • Trustee and Executive Leadership Conference
    May 20-22, 2020 - Lake Ozark
    Registration opens March 2, 2020
    Registration closes April 21, 2020
  • Human Resources Workshop
    June 2020 - Location TBA

    Registration opens April 2020
    Registration closes TBA
  • Presidents and Chancellors Retreat
    July 14-16, 2020 - Columbia
  • Classified Staff Workshop
    July 15, 2019 - Columbia

    Registration opens May 1, 2020
    Registration closes July 7, 2020
  • Student Leadership Institute
    September 9, 2020 - Jefferson City
    Registration opens July 15, 2020

    Registration closes September 2, 2020
  • Allied Health Conference
    October 2, 2020 - Columbia
    Registration opens August 3, 2020

    Registration closes September 25, 2020


MCCA's free webinar series brings experts in the field of higher education and workforce development to a screen near you. We focus on timely and relevant topics, so you're bound to find something of interest to your organization. Past webinars are archived via the MCCA Digital Repository for streaming on demand.

  • February 26, 2020 at 11 a.m. CST
    The 2020 Census
  • March 2020
  • April 2020
    Legislative Update
  • August 2020
    Course Design
  • September 2020
    Voter Engagement
  • October 2020
    #MCCA2020: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Custom Training

Please contact MCCA Professional Development at [email protected] for more information.