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Join us for the second annual Counselor Summer Institute! Our online professional development event is a great way to kick off your school year and help you prepare your students for college and career success.

Our Counselor Summer Institute provides counselors with:

  • Engaging presentations and discussions with counseling and higher education leaders
  • Applicable counseling strategies that can be used right away
  • Opportunities for continued collaboration and ongoing discussions with leaders in the profession.

All webinars are one to two hours in length and allow you to earn 0.1 to 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU). Continued Conversations are 30 minutes in length and allow you to earn 0.1 Continuing Education Units.

Want to view the webinar with a colleague or as a group? No problem. Select the Meeting Room View option when prompted during registration or as you join the event. All participants in Meeting Room View will still receive their CEU’s.

Registration is now open.

See last year's webinars.

Counseling for College and Career Readiness

As we kick off the school year, join national counselor leaders and colleagues to learn updates and easy-to-implement strategies. Discussion will focus on academic advisement, college and career readiness assessments, and counselors using data for student success.

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School Counselors Leading the Way: College and Career Readiness for All Students

School counselors are uniquely positioned to build college awareness and guide career development efforts. This session will highlight effective district- and school-based college and career readiness interventions and student success outcomes for diverse student populations and school settings.

Location: Online

Level: All

Aug 7, 10 a.m.
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School Counselors Leading the Way: College and Career Readiness for All Students

taking place on Aug 7, 10:00 am

Beyond the Numbers: Assessments, Scores, and Student Opportunity

College and career assessments provide opportunities beyond college admissions. Learn the multiple uses and benefits of assessments, scores and resources that help student become best positioned for postsecondary experiences.

Location: Online

Level: All

Aug 8, 1 p.m.
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Beyond the Numbers: Assessments, Scores, and Student Opportunity

taking place on Aug 8, 1:00 pm

Give Your Students a Boost: Counselor Best Practices for Academic Success

There is no secret path to success. However, research indicates that academic preparation and exposure to key skills and knowledge provide a critical foundation for success in high school and beyond. This session will explore Advanced Placement resources and supports that help students achieve their college and career readiness goals.

Location: Online

Level: All

Aug 9, 3 p.m.
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Give Your Students a Boost: Counselor Best Practices for Academic Success

taking place on Aug 9, 3:00 pm

Professional Knowledge for Counselors

Hone your professional skills. Join seasoned K–12 colleagues and counselor educators to learn about current trends, as well as information to enhance your professional development and growth.

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Leveraging Data and Technology to Enhance Your Counseling Program

This session will review innovative uses of data tools and resources that support counselors’ efforts in managing and monitoring a comprehensive school counseling program.

Location: Online

Level: All

Aug 7, 3 p.m.
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Leveraging Data and Technology to Enhance Your Counseling Program

taking place on Aug 7, 3:00 pm

Will You Be the Next Defendant? Legal and Ethical Issues in College Admission

School counselors must be well-versed about the opportunities, responsibilities, and potential liabilities in their role working with students and families. This session will examine legal and ethical issues in the admission process and explore some common situations counselors face.

Location: Online

Level: All

Aug 8, 10 a.m.
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Will You Be the Next Defendant? Legal and Ethical Issues in College Admission

taking place on Aug 8, 10:00 am

You’re Hired, Now What? Lessons from Counselor Educators and Leaders

Less than 10% of all graduate programs provide instruction in college advising and college admission. This session will highlight advice, support, and valuable recommendations from leading counselor educators and practitioners.

Location: Online

Level: All

Aug 9, 1 p.m.
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You’re Hired, Now What? Lessons from Counselor Educators and Leaders

taking place on Aug 9, 1:00 pm

At the start of college application season, maximize your knowledge and create up-to-date college counseling and advisement plans. Join national school counseling and admission leaders to learn about timely updates, information, and best practices focused on the college admission process, financial aid, and affordability.

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Selective College Admission—A Panel Discussion

Applications to selective colleges have skyrocketed over the past decade. Four seasoned deans of admission will discuss changes in college admission and will offer counselors suggestions to best prepare their students for this competitive and challenging process.

Location: Online

Level: All

Aug 7, 1 p.m.
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Selective College Admission—A Panel Discussion

taking place on Aug 7, 1:00 pm

There’s a Place for Everyone: One Size Does Not Fit All

Join higher education admission and student affairs leaders to explore diverse and exciting learning opportunities and resources at two-year community and technical colleges, four-year universities, and special-focus institutions, including HBCUs and MSIs.

Location: Online

Level: All

Aug 8, 3 p.m.
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There’s a Place for Everyone: One Size Does Not Fit All

taking place on Aug 8, 3:00 pm

Show Me the Money: Meeting College Costs

College costs are an important consideration for every student and parent. Join key leaders to demystify the financial aid process and learn ways to maximize your scholarship dollars.

Location: Online

Level: All

Aug 9, 10 a.m.
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Show Me the Money: Meeting College Costs

taking place on Aug 9, 10:00 am

Continued Conversations

CSI Continued Conversations (CC) provides a unique opportunity for counseling professionals to engage in a 30 minute deep-dive professional learning experience about key topics requested by attendees.

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Early Action vs Early Decision

Join us for this online session with admission professionals to learn about the differences between Early Action and Early Decision  admission plans. Attendees will learn best practices in advising students and families through this process.

Location: Online

Level: All

Sep 20, 1 p.m.
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Early Action vs Early Decision

taking place on Sep 20, 1:00 pm

College Admission Case Studies

Join us as we examine college admission case studies to examine factors in the admission process.

Location: Online

Level: All

Oct 18, 1 p.m.
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College Admission Case Studies

taking place on Oct 18, 1:00 pm

Fireside Chat with an Experienced Counselor (podcast)

Listen in as we speak with a veteran school counselor. Find out what a counselor should know when starting their career and valuable tips for staying current in the profession.

Location: Online

Level: All

Jan 31, 1 p.m.
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Fireside Chat with an Experienced Counselor (podcast)

taking place on Jan 31, 1:00 pm

STEM Education and Opportunities

Learn how to increase awareness of STEM education, as well as the opportunities available to students in postsecondary education and career planning.

Location: Online

Level: All

Mar 28, 1 p.m.
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STEM Education and Opportunities

taking place on Mar 28, 1:00 pm