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 to enhance member engagement, the latest information on new innovations and technologies, and networking opportunities.

#MCCA19 will be in Kansas City, November 6-8
Registration opens June 24, 2019
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November 11-13, 2020

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 5, 2019 - Kansas City
    March 6, 2019 - Springfield
    March 7, 2019 - St. Charles
    Registration opens January 16, 2019
    Registration closes February 27, 2019 Extended through March 1, 2019
  • Trustee and Executive Leadership Conference
    May 22-24, 2019 - Lake Ozark
    Registration opens March 6, 2019
    Registration closes April 15, 2019
  • Classified Staff Workshop
    June 14, 2019 - Columbia
    Registration opens April 25, 2019
  • Chancellor Retreat
    July 14-16, 2019 - St. Louis
    Registration opens May 1, 2019
  • Student Leadership Institute
    September 2019
  • Allied Health Workshop
    October 2019


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.

Custom Training

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