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Each year, the Virginia School Counselor Association hosts a number of professional development opportunities and events.  This past year, the VSCA has hosted the annual conference, King's Dominion Counselor Day, the spring symposium, various Meet & Greets, Twitter chats, the summer summit, monthly podcasts, and many more.  The Professional Development Committee is committed to bringing you timely, relevant, and cost-effective opportunities.  Be sure to check out the events below and follow our Podcast, SCOPE, to keep up with all of the latest happenings around the state.  If you have any suggestions, feedback, or requests for particular professional development in your area, please contact the Professional Development Committee Chair at vscaprofdevelopment@gmail.com


Next Event: VSCA Summer Summit

Registration is now open!

Friday, June 21, 2019

This will be an informative day featuring how to advocate for your role as a school counselor and your school counseling program. We will also be hosting several creative break out sessions from which you can choose. The cost is $25 if you register by Friday, April 26, 2019. After this date, the price will increase to $30. It will be hosted at the beautiful VA Tech Campus in Blacksburg, VA. Lunch will be provided and optional campus tours will be provided. Registration begins at 8:00 am. Please fill out this form to let us know your breakout session interest and if you need overnight accommodations. https://goo.gl/forms/2xP3Q6oHjt3Tqeqf2.

Registration rates

Visitor Category

Early Bird
Through April 26, 2019

On time
April 27, 2019 – June 14, 2019

VSCA Members

$25

$30


VSCA 

Conference 2019

This year’s Conference will be October 16-18, 2019. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from some fantastic keynote speakers and many more presenters from across the state.

Our Events

    • June 21, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Virginia Tech Welcome Center
    Registration is closed

    The VSCA Summer Summit will be hosted at the beautiful VA Tech Campus on June 21, 2019 from 
    9:00 am- 4:00 pm.  The cost for members is $30 and registration is open until June 17.  Lunch will be included.  The topics will include how to advocate for your role as the school counselor and your school counseling program.  Please click on the link to ask for additional topics to be addressed and if you need overnight lodging.  https://goo.gl/forms/D62FAlEvz9Q7p2vQ2

    • July 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 200 Berkley Street Ashland, VA 23005
    Register
    VSCA is excited to host a day of collaboration for District Supervisors, or a counselor representative from schools who do not have a District Supervisor.  Sessions will be presented by Joe Wharff, the emeritus School Counseling Supervisor for the state of Virginia, and his replacement, to be announced soon!  We will also hear from a panel of supervisors currently in the field to do a Q & A for best practice.  Lunch will be provided by the College Board!  Hope to see you at this FREE event! 
    • October 16, 2019
    • October 18, 2019
    • Hampton, VA

May 16, 2019 Region 1 Meet & Greet
April 27, 2019 VSCA King's Dominion Day

Past Events 

2019
  • 04 Mar 2019     Spring Symposium: Evidence-Based Strategies & Techniques to Help Students with Anxiety
  • 09 Jan 2019    VSCA Legislative Day with 74 School Counselors 
2018
  • 17 Oct 2018     VSCA Annual Conference

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