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.

St. Louis, November 11-13

Registration opens June 24 
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Note: MCCA2020 will continue as planned. As further guidance is provided from national and local authorities, we will adjust if necessary. 

  • Call for Proposals
    February 19-March 20
    Extended through Thursday, April 30 
  • Award Nominations
    Opening soon!
  • Senior Service and Governor's Excellence in Teaching Award Submission
    Opening soon!
  • Scholarship Application
  • Volunteer Application

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
  • MCCA Leadership Academy  »  Rescheduled to September 1-4
  • Trustee and Executive Leadership Conference  »  Cancelled
    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  »  Cancelled
    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.

NEW! MCCA has developed a webinar series, Adapting to COVID-19: Higher Ed and the Transition to Online Learning, for college and university faculty and staff to learn tips, tricks, and best practices for this accelerated transition to teaching online and working remotely. Thought leaders are from a range of institutions and businesses and will share their strategies and experiences.