Events and Trainings

COPRA is pleased to partner with peer organizations and universities to promote best practices in accreditation and strategic program management.

Upcoming Events

Join your colleagues at one of our upcoming workshops or conference sessions! 

NASPAA Standards Colloquia in Birmingham and Baltimore

​The NASPAA Standards Colloquia ​are a series of conversations to begin the decennial review of the NASPAA Accreditation Standards. ​This process is essential in preparing the next generation of public service leaders. Join NASPAA to discuss the Accreditation Standards and explore ways to ensure they remain relevant to our accredited programs, graduates, and employers.


The discussion will be led by Dr. Christine Rush, Mississippi State University
Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Sheraton Downtown Birmingham – 2101 Richard Arrington Blvd.

Date: Monday, September 24
Time: 9:45 a.m.
Place: Johnson A, in the Hilton Baltimore hotel next to the Baltimore Convention Center

NASPAA Accreditation Institute

Join us at the 2018 NASPAA Accreditation Institute!

When: October 10, 2018 – one day before the official start of the NASPAA Annual Conference. The Institute is free with your NASPAA Conference registration.

Where: The 2018 NASPAA Annual Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Who: Anyone interested in learning more about NASPAA Accreditation is encouraged to attend.


Past Events

Missed one of our events? Check the links below for information about past workshops and sessions.

NASPAA Standards Colloquium, February 14, 2018, COMPA Annual Conference
NASPAA Standards Colloquium, March 12, 2018, ASPA Annual Conference
Conference on Global Quality and Innovative Pedagogy (全球质量与创新教学会议), April 6-7, 2018, Beijing
Strategic Planning Workshop (Taller de Planificación Estratégica para Programas Académicos), May 15, 2018, Guadalajara
NASPAA Standards Colloquium, June 13, 2018, SELC Annual Conference