Join The Leadership and Training Studio and Erin Fischer for a two-day, hands-on, engaging and entertaining seminar. Erin will share how she wrote 90 programs in four and a half years and still has more ideas. (As a matter of fact, she has written eight new courses in three months.) You will learn how to write participant guides, facilitator guides, identify 40 learning methods and understand why you can’t write learning objectives until the end of your course! By the end of the two days, you will have a template for writing consistently and engaging material with ease. We are excited to continue to offer this outstanding professional development opportunity in a live virtual format using Zoom Video Conferencing.

It’s time to join the Program Design School if you:

  • Struggle writing creative curriculum year after year.
  • Need to write quickly or move past writer’s block.
  • Are trying to rehash another “values-based” course or bring life to an existing course.
  • Need a specific plan and clear steps to write consistently.
  • Need new ideas for teaching methods beyond the boring, unoriginal and overused methods.
  • Write task-related curriculum, like how to run a meeting, use Roberts Rules of Order or put together a strategic plan.
  • Write competency- or soft skills-based curriculum, like feedback, confidence or managing conflict.
  • Want to network with professionals, and leadership and education professionals from institutions and headquarters.
  • Want to learn the trends in leadership development for all types of adult learners.
  • Want to save time and money for your organization.
  • Want to receive a 75 page Program Design School Guide to support your program development.

Who Should Attend?

  • Leadership development educators who create programs for students
  • Professionals who oversee leadership strategies or write curriculum
  • Directors and presidents who train boards on policies, procedures and more
  • Education professionals who serve their headquarters or institution


PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive member pricing, your ACPA membership must be valid through 15 November 2023. To confirm if you are an ACPA member in good standing or to renew your membership, login to your account here. If you are an ACPA member, please enter the email address associated with your membership to receive member pricing when you begin the registration process.

Registrations can be paid by check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. All fees must be prepaid. Purchase orders are not accepted. Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing at ACPA by 13 October 2023. Registrations can also be withdrawn by registrants using the event registration system through 13 October 2023. After 13 October 2023 there are no refunds. ACPA reserves the right to charge a service fee of US$50 for returned checks. Registrations are non-transferable. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the fees will be fully refunded; however, ACPA will not be responsible for other additional costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines and/or travel agencies.

November 2023 Program Design School

  • November 14 - 15, 2023
  • Virtual
    Zoom Video Conferencing