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Professional Development

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 Spring Symposium

Registration opening soon!

Monday, March 2, 2020

VSCA is excited to host John Sommers-Flanagan at The Westin in Richmond, VA.  Our speaker will share about counseling "tough kids" and provide over 20 specific cognitive, emotional, and constructive counseling techniques!

Upcoming Events

Region 3 Meet & Greet

May 7, 2020              

Location TBD

VSCA Summer Summit

June 19, 2020    

Virginia Tech

 District Dialogue DayJuly 16, 2020   Ashland, VA


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

    • November 07, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Winery at Bull Run

    Our Region 4 (Northern Virginia) Meet and Greet will be held on November 7 at The Winery at Bull Run from 5-7 pm.  Please RSVP if you are attending.  Have wine and snacks on us and network with other school counselors from your region!  We hope to see you there.


    Email with any questions to vscaprofdevelopment@gmail.com

    VSCA Professional Development Team

Past Events 

  • 16 Oct 2019  VSCA Annual Conference
  • 21 June 2019 VSCA Summer Summit at VA Tech to Help Counselors with Advocacy
  • 04 Mar 2019 Spring Symposium: Evidence-Based Strategies & Techniques to Help Students with Anxiety
  • 09 Jan 2019 VSCA Legislative Day with 74 School Counselors 
  • 17 Oct 2018     VSCA Annual Conference

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