Career Courses


ISA's Career Course program is designed to provide professional development opportunities for ISA members. Participants are able to learn new skills, methods, and subject matter from experienced instructors, either online or at our Annual Convention. The format of Career Courses differs depending on the topic, the preferences of the Instructor(s), the teaching methodology used, and the goal(s) of the course. The duration of the courses also differs depending on whether the course is taught online or in-person. Online courses range from an hour to four hours in length, while in-person courses last for four hours at the Annual Convention site.


Career Courses are limited to a small group of participants and registration is upon a first-come, first-served basis upon the payment of a fee. Registration for online courses occurs on a rolling basis throughout the year and is announced via the Association’s monthly newsletter and social media channels. Registration for on-site courses opens at the time of Annual Convention registration.

Should a person be unable to add a Career Course to their ISAnet cart, this means that the course is full. An individual may contact ISA’s Director of Professional Development to be added to the waitlist for that course.

Course fees differ depending on whether the course is offered virtually or in person at the Annual Convention. For virtual Career Courses, the fee is $15 for courses that range from one to two hours. For online courses that last more than two hours (whether one session or spread over a series of sessions), the fee is $25.

Registration for an on-site conference Career Course is $25 and participants must also be registered for the Annual Convention to take part in an on-site course.

Please note that Career Course registration is non-refundable. Thus, individuals who have registered for courses that are taking place at the Annual Convention should check their schedule prior to registering for a Career Course to ensure that no panel or other commitments conflict with the timing of the course. ISA Program Chairs cannot make schedule changes to accommodate career course participation. To read ISA's complete Career Course policy, please visit:

Interest in participating in ISA Career Courses is always greater than the number of spaces available in any given Career Course. Thus, if you previously registered for a Career Course (whether online or an in-person) but are ultimately unable to attend the course, please notify ISA’s Director of Professional Development as soon as possible. This allows for the space to be made available to other interested participants.


Open Career Courses (Click course title to see description)


March 5 and 12, 2021 from 10am-12pm ET

Instructors: Victor Asal and Amanda Rosen

This two-session Career Course will take place on March 5, 2021 and March 12, 2021 from 10am-12pm ET. Simulations, role-play and games are increasingly becoming an important part of the dedicated instructor’s pedagogical repertoire. In terms of both classroom engagement and learning of skills and content, these methods can have a solid impact on students. This career course introduces instructors to the benefits and drawbacks of simulations and games as well as practical tips for employing them in the classroom. Participants will play through several different simulations and games during the session and will receive extensive materials and guides towards employing them in their own classes.
**Please note: Information for how to access to the Career Course will be provided via email two days prior to the start of the Course**
To Register: Exit this pop-out box and click on the blue button, "Register for a Career Course" on the right-hand side of the main Career Course web page.
Cap: 30 people


Contact Kristy A. Belton, our Director of Professional Development, with questions about this program. 

Looking to Register?

You can register for one of our Career Courses on our Career Course Registration page:

Register for a Career Course

Please note, ISA seeks to uphold high professional standards for all interactions in ISA-sponsored activities. As such, the ISA Code of Conduct applies to all individuals in the context of ISA activities. If you have any questions on this, please contact us.