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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 - Friday, June 19, 2020

Registration is now open!

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


Summer Summit 2020

2nd Annual

VSCA Summer Summit

June 19, 2020

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA


Our Events

    • June 19, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center at Virginia Tech

    Join us for the 2nd annual VSCA Summer Summit 2020 on Friday, June 19th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on the beautiful campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA! 

    Registration begins at 8:00 am at The Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center at Virginia Tech (https://vt.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit/visitor-and-undergraduate-admissions-center.html).

    Attendees will:

    • Learn ways to help students with adverse childhood experiences
    • Learn mindful strategies to promote self-care
    • See an award-winning film- Sreenagers NEXT CHAPTER (https://www.screenagersmovie.com/)
    • Participate in Proacative Programming
    • This event is CEU Eligible! 

    Cost = $25, if you register by Friday, April 24, 2020. After this date, price will go up to $30. Registration is open until Friday, June 12, 2020. Lunch will be provided by Virginia Tech and campus tours will also be available (optional). 

    Hotel/Lodging – We have a block of rooms reserved at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center if you need a hotel reservation.  As school counselors, we receive a special rate of $101 per night for a single occupancy room however please make your reservation ASAP to receive the guaranteed rate.  The Inn is within walking distance of the Virginia Tech Visitor Center. 

    Hotel Reservation link: VSCA Summer Summit - Hotel Reservations

    Parking – Please be advised that you may park at the Virginia Tech Visitor Center.  Additionally, if the lot is full there will be signs for overflow parking, which is within walking distance of the Visitor Center.  Parking permits will be given on-site to attendees at registration check-in on June 19th (8:00 am to 9:00 am).

    Assistance – Please contact (540) 231-3548 if you need assistance in any way or with finding the location of the Visitor Center upon your arrival to campus.  The representatives will be happy to assist you. 

    Food/Beverage – Lunch will be provided at the event as well as complimentary coffee/waters throughout the day.   


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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