NCSCA 2018 Conference

SAVE THE DATE!

November 7-9, 2018
Sheraton Koury Convention Center – Greensboro, NC

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Universal Technical Institute (UTI)

Wednesday, November 7th, 12:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

The Pre-Conference Learning Institute includes additional opportunities for more professional development and CEU contact hours. The sessions generally cover more in-depth information and allow more opportunity for discussion. These sessions are not included in the conference registration fee. Space is limited for all sessions. Interested participants are encouraged to register early.

All Pre-Conference sessions are being held at the same time, so you may only choose one session to attend.

Domains Available:

  • Academic Development
  • Social/Emotional Development
  • Career Development

Standards Available:

  • Standard 1: School Counselors Demonstrate Leadership, Advocacy and Collaboration
  • Standard 2: School Counselors Promote A Respectful Environment for A Diverse Population of Students
  • Standard 3: School Counselors Understand and Facilitate the Implementation of A Comprehensive School Counseling Program
  • Standard 4: School Counselors Promote Learning for All Students
  • Standard 5: School Counselors Actively Reflect on Their Practice
Dean, Amie

Domain(s):

  • Social/Emotional Development

Standard(s):

  • Standard 1
  • Standard 2
  • Standard 4

Contact Hours: 3

Behavior Interventions that Work

Amie Dean

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO:  Amie Dean, M.Ed., B.A. has worked in education for 21 years. She has experience teaching at all levels, and has taught both special and general education. She was with Fulton County Schools (GA) for ten years, four of which she provided support to teachers and students as the Student Support / RTI Coordinator for her middle school. She holds a Masters degree in Education and is Nationally Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist. With 21 years experience as an educator and 10 years as a professional consultant, Amie has worked with thousands of teachers, counselors and administrators in over 250 districts to improve best practices in behavior support, student engagement, and differentiated instruction. Amie has trained with Dr. Rick DuFour, Dr. Kay Burke, Dr.Spencer Kagan, Dr. Ruby Payne, and many others.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Amie as she presents Behavior Interventions That Work. Do you have a plan for what you will do when a student doesn’t comply with your request the first time? Second time? How about the third time? Do you go home tired and exhausted from frustration? This presentation will guide you in developing a thorough, preventative plan for handling issues from low level distractions to serious/chronic behaviors. This is a practical, hands-on presentation filled with concrete steps you can use the next day to help students and yourself.

Jamison, Robert

Domain(s):

  • Academic Development

Standard(s):

  • Standard 1
  • Standard 2
  • Standard 4

Contact Hours: 3

The Growing World of Section 504

Robert Jamison

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO:  Robert Jamison is currently the Coordinator of School Counseling Services at the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. He has numerous years of experience as a School Counselor and also as a Guidance Department Chair. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia and his Master of Science in Education in School Counseling from Old Dominion University. Robert has spoken at numerous state and national conferences.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Robert as he presents The Growing World of Section 504. Topics presented in this session will include a review of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, Section 504 eligibility requirements, a school district’s responsibility to implement a comprehensive Section 504 program, and “best practices” to consider. Participants will engage in individual, small and large group activities throughout the presentation. Resources will be made available. The pre-conference session will include the following:

  1. Section 504 eligibility explained: What to review and who is Technically Eligible?
  2. Section 504 rules and regulations to consider: Documenting Section 504 decisions
  3. Difficult Section 504 issues and scenarios

Throughout each section of the pre-conference session, participants will be encouraged to share current practices and collaborate with professional peers.

Randall, Kaye

Domain(s):

  • Social/Emotional Development

Standard(s):

  • Standard 1
  • Standard 2
  • Standard 4

Contact Hours: 3

See My Pain: You Can Make a Difference, Helping All Educators Understand and Help Students Engaging in Self-Injurious Behavior

Kaye Randall

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO:  Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP, is a clinical therapist, author and speaker. She is co-owner and director of Turning Point Counseling in West Columbia, South Carolina. She is the co-author of See My Pain, Mean Girls and 102 Strategies & Activities in Working with Depressed Children & Adolescents. Kaye leads professional seminars on topics effecting youth throughout the US and Canada such as critical mental health needs in schools, self-injury, and more. She has inspired seminar participants through her humor, practical insights and proactive strategies. She also shares leadership strategies designed to create ownership in one’s life,leading to better outcomes for students, faculty and staff. In addition to leading school workshops, Kaye loves a really strong cup of coffee in the morning and she’s the very proud mother of an amazing daughter!

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Kaye as she presents See My Pain. This workshop will help participants better understand and respond to self-injury and other self-destructive behaviors using research-based, best-practice approaches to self-injury. During this research-based session, Kaye will teach innovative approaches educators may use in the school setting to create a wellness path for students, in and out of the classroom. These strategies are designed to help students understand and master their interpretations and choices to help them live more connected and powerful lives. These topics will be discussed:

  1. Underlying reasons for these harmful and addictive behaviors
  2. The “Power of Interpretation” as a strategy
  3. Getting Grounded in Context Setting
  4. Important “Do’s and Don’ts” when responding to suspected or observed self-injury in young people
  5. Intervention Mapping: Helping young people acknowledge and address their self-injurious behavior
  6. How to design a “Comfort Kit” to be used by the student in a school/home setting
  7. “Healing Hands” Activity- an individualized guided imagery/ relaxation technique
  8. Other Creative Impactful Strategies in helping students who self-injure

Domain(s):

  • Academic Development
  • Social/Emotional Development
  • Career Development

Standard(s):

  • Standard 1
  • Standard 2
  • Standard 3
  • Standard 4
  • Standard 5

Contact Hours: 3

Growth Mindset for School Counselors: 30 Years of Your Best Counselor Self

Angela Poovey

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO:  Angela Poovey is a national board certified, elementary school counselor with 13 years of experience. She is currently a lead counselor in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and has previously worked in Wake and Johnston Counties. She successfully earned the RAMP designation for her school counseling program in 2015. Angela is author of “Life on the Fly Counselor…A School Counselor Blog” where she loves to share creative lessons, small group ideas, and innovative school-wide programs with counselors all over the world. She has presented at the national, state, and local levels on topics ranging from book clubs to incorporating technology to implementing the ASCA National Model. Most importantly, she loves being an elementary school counselor who gets to work with kids each day!

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Angela as she presents Growth Mindset for School Counselors:  30 Years of Your Best Counselor Self. Growth mindset is a current topic of extraordinary focus in schools across the United States.  School counselors and teachers alike talk to students about flexible thinking, the courage to make mistakes, and every day, incremental improvements. However, have school counselors internalized this message for their own growth and professional development? During this presentation, K-12 school counselors will participate in reflection, interactive activities, written exercises, and discussion to learn about and apply growth mindset to the 5 Ps: Program, People, Public Relations, Passion, and Perspective. 

  • Program: How can school counselors build upon the ASCA National Model each year to implement a comprehensive school counseling program and become their best counselor self?
  • People:  What strategies can school counselors use to build positive relationships with the staff and key stakeholders they work with from Day 1 through Day 1,000 and beyond?
  • Public Relations:  How do school counselors leverage PR strategies to create the reputation they seek with students, parents, administrators, and the community?
  • Passion:  What interests and areas of expertise can school counselors incorporate into their school counseling programs to maintain a high level of energy and enthusiasm over a 30-year career?
  • Perspective:  How can school counselors maintain balance, a positive outlook, and resiliency in a career where results can be hard to measure, days can be unpredictable, and work can be emotionally draining?

Materials Required:  Participants will need to bring an electronic device (preferably a laptop).

Counselors Thinking Outside the Box: Dealing with Students’ Trauma

David Moody

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Open to all attendees)

 

SPEAKER BIO: C. David Moody, Jr. is a native of Chicago, Illinois, who spent his childhood years there before relocating with his family to Ann Arbor, Michigan. From there, he matriculated to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating with a degree in psychology in 1978. He then attended Howard University, earning a professional degree in architecture in 1981. In 1988, he established C. D. Moody Construction Company, Inc., now one of the largest African-American-owned construction companies in America. Moody also has a keen sense of community service. He founded the C.D. Moody Foundation to provide financial assistance for students with a passion for construction and entrepreneurship, and to date has awarded more than 80 individual scholarships. Besides contributing money, he devotes time to meeting with K-12 students, where he hopes to help students see the endless possibilities that are directly associated with hard work, perseverance, and a positive attitude. Moody is the author of Fighting through the Fear – My Journey of Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse, co-authored with his good friend and former Morehouse College roommate, Charles W. Cherry II. The book describes his harrowing personal journey as a childhood sexual abuse survivor. His personal blog site, MoodySpeaks.com, showcases his talents as a photographer, motivator and inspirational resource for healing for other survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: School counselors often times play a “first responders” role for students struggling with abuse issues…whether physical or sexual, or both. How counselors respond and proceed can have life changing affects on the students…whether it be a healing or negative outcome. Join Dave during this special keynote session to hear about his journey in dealing with sexual abuse he encountered as a child, and to learn some ways to “think outside the box” when helping our students deal with trauma situations in their lives. You do not want to miss this powerful and inspirational closing session! You will leave the conference knowing what you do changes lives, and that you are critical to our students’ success!

Hodge, John

Be the One

John Hodge

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. John W. Hodge’s career has been defined by assisting students and teachers with overcoming obstacles and achieving goals. He has served as an inspirational speaker across the United States and has been a guest lecturer at Christopher Newport University, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University and George Washington University. Dr. Hodge is a trained facilitator for the (SREB) Leadership Initiative Modules “Leading Assessment and Instruction” and “Creating a High Performance Learning Culture”, and a trained assessor and facilitator in the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) “Developing the 21st Century Principal” program.
Dr. Hodge is the president and co-founder of Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC), an organization focused on student achievement and reduction of the achievement gap. He has served as a reading teacher, English teacher, AVID teacher, Assistant Principal and Associate Director of AVID Center Eastern Division. He served as Director of An Achievable Dream Academy, an inner city school that piloted many of the interventions used by Urban Learning and Leadership Center. An Achievable Dream Academy is a high performing, high poverty school that has received numerous national awards.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Dr. Hodge as he presents BE THE ONE! He will discuss how the education of America’s youth is a challenging prospect when one considers the many burdens faced by impoverished children and their families. Research indicates that poverty need not be a barrier to academic excellence. As co-author of the book Standing in the Gap, Dr. Hodge states, “Across the nation, schools are demonstrating that it can be done: That students can reach high standards, that all children can succeed, that the gap between white and minority students, poor and affluent, can be closed.” More often than not, one caring adult can make all the difference in the world. Dr. Hodge’s presentation will encourage all of us to  BE THE ONE!

Friday, November 9th
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Core Skills Building Workshops are included in the conference registration fee and are being held at the same time. Each session will be presented twice.

Domains Available:

  • Academic Development
  • Social/Emotional Development
  • Career Development

Standards Available:

  • Standard 1: School Counselors Demonstrate Leadership, Advocacy and Collaboration
  • Standard 2: School Counselors Promote A Respectful Environment for A Diverse Population of Students
  • Standard 3: School Counselors Understand and Facilitate the Implementation of A Comprehensive School Counseling Program
  • Standard 4: School Counselors Promote Learning for All Students
  • Standard 5: School Counselors Actively Reflect on Their Practice
Reeves, Melissa

Domain(s):

  • Social/Emotional Development

Standard(s):

  • Standard 1
  • Standard 2

Helping Traumatized Students and Those Who Experience Grief, Loss, and Mourning

Dr. Melissa Reeves

Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Melissa Reeves, Ph.D., NCSP, LPC served as the 2016-2017 President of the National Association of School Psychologists. She is currently an Associate Professor at Winthrop University, SC in the psychology department and school psychology graduate program. Dr. Reeves is a nationally certified school psychologist, licensed special education teacher, licensed professional counselor, and former district coordinator of social/emotional/behavioral services. She has over 20 years’ experience working in public schools and a private school, in addition to providing mental health services in day and residential treatment settings. Dr. Reeves is a co-author of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention curriculum, former Chair of the NASP School Safety and Crisis Response Committee which provides consultation and support to school districts across the country after large scale crisis events including school shootings and natural disasters. She travels both nationally and internationally training professionals in the areas of crisis prevention through recovery, threat and suicide assessment, the impact of trauma and PTSD on academic achievement, and cognitive behavior therapy in the school setting.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Dr. Reeves as she presents Helping Traumatized Students and Those Who Experience Grief, Loss, and Mourning. This workshop is designed to enhance participants’ existing knowledge base about trauma, grief, loss, and mourning. Participants will increase their levels of comfort in dealing with trauma and grief, better understand the differences between normal and complicated grieving, and learn intervention strategies to address both. Participants will achieve a better understanding of factors that influence grief and mourning, and develop specialized skills for helping children and adolescents cope more successfully with these intensely felt emotions.

Frank, Tip

Domain(s):

  • Academic Development
  • Social/Emotional Development

Standard(s):

  • Standard 1
  • Standard 2
  • Standard 4

Easing the Educational Crucible: Tapping Each Child’s Potential in the Classroom Through Momentum and Motivation

Kim “Tip” Frank

Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Kim “Tip” Frank, longtime school counselor and therapist, has had the privilege of helping thousands of students, formerly as a teacher, and more recently, as a counselor/therapist. Tip worked in the public school setting for over 20 years and now maintains a thriving, private counseling practice. He has authored and coauthored numerous books on topics including ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, social skills, grief, technology and gaming addictions, divorce and separation, and presents nationally on these topics.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Tip as he presents Easing the Educational Crucible: Tapping Each Child’s Potential in the Classroom Through Momentum and Motivation. Today’s young people have more barriers to learning than ever before. Yet they are expected to produce more than ever in this day of “high stakes testing.” Educators and students feel more pressure than ever. To get around this “educational crucible,” educators must focus on the heart of the matter—how to tap the inner motivation of each student. In this workshop, participants will be inspired to look again at how to tap human potential in the classroom and beyond. Practical tips will be imparted to participants in order to deal with today’s barriers to learning such as grief, learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, depression, technology addiction, etc.

King, Lisa

Domain(s):

  • Academic Development
  • Social/Emotional Development
  • Career Development

Standard(s):

  • Standard 2
  • Standard 4

Understanding Our Brains: Growth Mindset, Mindfulness and Grit!

Lisa King

Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Lisa has worked with students developing and using innovative practices as a school counselor for 20 years. She has won numerous awards in her district and presented her programs at local, state and national conferences. Lisa has authored five books including her latest book, Mindset Matters: A Counseling Curriculum to Help Students Understand how to Help Themselves Succeed with a Growth Mindset (2016). Other books of hers include, Making the Link (2005), Academic Advisement Program (2006), Teaching Career Essentials (2015) and How to Create A College Day (2016). Lisa attended Tufts University for her undergraduate degree and Georgia State University for her graduate degrees. She lives in Marietta, GA (Atlanta suburb) with her husband and daughter.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Lisa as she presents Understanding Our Brains: Growth Mindset, Mindfulness and Grit! How can we help our schools adopt a culture of growth mindset? This session will help school leaders understand how to make grit, neuroplasticity, and mindfulness part of the common language in your classrooms. We will dive into understanding more about the ‘power of yet’ and understanding the impact of trauma on the learning process. Practical ideas will be given to teach students how to understand that calming their brain (practicing mindfulness) as well as growing their brain (neuroplasticity) are keys to success.

Domain(s):

  • Academic Development
  • Social/Emotional Development

Standard(s):

  • Standard 1
  • Standard 3
  • Standard 5

Show Your Work: Marketing Your School Counseling Program

Rebecca Atkins

Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Rebecca Atkins is Senior Administrator of Elementary School Counseling for Wake County Public Schools. She has been a counselor since 2003 and loves working with parents, teachers, students, and other counselors. Rebecca has been district Elementary Counselor of the year, North Carolina Elementary Counselor of the year, and received National Board Certification in 2009. She has served on the executive board of NCSCA, the NCDPI Advisory Council, and has presented at the NCSCA conference, the ASCA conference, and for NCDPI. Rebecca received the RAMP award in 2008 and has serves as a RAMP reviewer and a Bully Specialist Certification reviewer for ASCA. Her articles on transition and equity have appeared in the School Counselor Magazine. She authored a book on Equity and Social Justice in School Counseling that will be published in 2019. You can follow her blog www.counselorup.com where she shares her ideas and tools for comprehensive school counseling.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Rebecca as she presents Show Your Work: Marketing Your School Counseling Program. Get ready to be inspired to share the amazing work that you do in your school counseling program. Learn about ways to share your goals, results, and initiatives in an easy to read format with parents, principals, teachers, and the community. Wrap it up with a fun and engaging video that you can make with free smartphone apps. Share on School Counseling Twitter or Instagram pages to spread the word about how school counselors change the world one school at a time.

Domain(s):

  • Academic Development
  • Social/Emotional Development

Standard(s):

  • Standard 1
  • Standard 2
  • Standard 4

Mindful Practices to Help Troubled Teens: Behavioral Interventions to Help Students Succeed

Dr. Natalie Spencer

Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Natalie Spencer is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina A&T State University. She was previously a high school counselor and student assistance counselor (SAP) for many years before moving into higher education. Dr. Spencer received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She later earned a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from North Carolina State University. Dr. Spencer is the author of Mindful Practices for Helping Troubled Teens. She is also a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of North Carolina, and owns her own private practice, Natalie Spencer Counseling and Consulting. Dr. Spencer has presented her research on the local, state, and national level.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Dr. Spencer as she presents Mindful Practices to Help Troubled Teens: Behavioral Interventions to Help Students Succeed. School counselors often encounter students with a variety of behavioral and mental health concerns throughout a day. Mindfulness and mindful interventions have been shown to help students by introducing a variety of skills, such as guided imagery, mindful breathing, and gentle yoga. This presentation is designed to give school counselors tools to implement mindful techniques and help empower students discover their true potential. It will be an exciting and hands on presentation that will introduce counselors to mindfulness techniques and strategies to help all students succeed.

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:30 am – 7:30 pm

On-Site Conference Registration and Information Desk Open

Imperial Ballroom Foyer

8:00 am – 11:00 am

NCSCA Delegate Assembly

Imperial Ballroom E-H

10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Exhibitors Setup

Pre-Function Area III

11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Leadership Day Meeting

Imperial Ballroom E-H

12:00 pm – 3:15 pm*

Pre-Conference Session #1:
Behavior Interventions that Work
Amie Dean

Auditorium IV

12:00 pm – 3:15 pm*

Pre-Conference Session #2:
The Growing World of Section 504
Robert Jamison

Colony A

12:00 pm – 3:15 pm*

Pre-Conference Session #3:
See My Pain
Kaye Randall

Colony BC

12:00 pm – 3:15 pm*

Pre-Conference Session #4:
Growth Mindset for School Counselors
Angela Poovey

Augusta

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Snack Break with Exhibitors

Pre-Function Area III

1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Exhibits Open

Pre-Function Area III

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference General Session:
Counselors Thinking Outside the Box
David Moody
(Open to all attendees)

Imperial Ballrooms A-D

*Pre-Conference sessions run concurrently. You can only attend one session.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

On-Site Conference Registration and Information Desk Open

Imperial Ballroom Foyer

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Pre-Function Area III

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibits Open

Pre-Function Area III

7:30 am – 7:00 pm

Silent Auction

Imperial Ballroom Foyer

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Opening Session Kick Off: Welcome, Introduction, Regional Roll Call, Updates & Awards, Keynote Speaker
Be the One
Dr. John Hodge

Imperial Ballroom A-D

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Break with Exhibitors

Pre-Function Area III

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Program Session 1

Meeting Rooms

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Boxed Lunches
(Name Badge Required)

Pre-Function Area III

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Past Presidents Luncheon

Joseph’s

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Graduate Student Luncheon and Panel

Blue Ash

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Program Session 2

Meeting Rooms

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Break with Exhibitors

Pre-Function Area III

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Graduate Student Poster Sessions

Augusta

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Program Session 3

Meeting Rooms

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Break with Exhibitors

Pre-Function Area III

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Program Session 4

Meeting Rooms

4:40 pm – 5:10 pm

Regional Meetings

See page in Manual

5:10 pm – 6:30 pm

Celebration Reception & Silent Auction

Victoria Wing Lobby

Friday, November 9, 2018

6:30 am – 7:30 am

Fun Run/Walk

Meet in the Imperial Ballroom Foyer

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Self-Care Zumba Session

Guilford G

7:30 am – 9:00 am

On-Site Conference Registration and Information Desk Open

Imperial Ballroom Foyer

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Coffee Service Only

Pre-Function Area III

8:30 am – 11:30 am

Exhibits Open

Pre-Function Area III

9:00 am – 10:30 am*

Core Skills Building Workshop #1:
Helping Traumatized Students
Dr. Melissa Reeves

Victoria A

9:00 am – 10:30 am*

Core Skills Building Workshop #2:
Easing the Educational Crucible
Kim “Tip” Frank

Victoria BC

9:00 am – 10:30 am*

Core Skills Building Workshop #3:
Understanding Our Brains
Lisa King

Auditorium IV

9:00 am – 10:30 am*

Core Skills Building Workshop #4:
Show Your Work
Rebecca Atkins

Grandover East

9:00 am – 10:30 am*

Core Skills Building Workshop #5
Mindful Practices to Help Troubled Teens
Dr. Natalie Spencer

Grandover West

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Snack Break with Exhibitors

Pre-Function Area III

11:00 am – 12:30 pm*

Core Skills Building Workshop #1:
Helping Traumatized Students
Dr. Melissa Reeves

Victoria A

11:00 am – 12:30 pm*

Core Skills Building Workshop #2:
Easing the Educational Crucible
Kim “Tip” Frank

Victoria BC

11:00 am – 12:30 pm*

Core Skills Building Workshop #3:
Understanding Our Brains
Lisa King

Auditorium IV

11:00 am – 12:30 pm*

Core Skills Building Workshop #4:
Show Your Work
Rebecca Atkins

Grandover East

11:00 am – 12:30 pm*

Core Skills Building Workshop #5
Mindful Practices to Help Troubled Teens
Dr. Natalie Spencer

Grandover West

*Core Skills Workshops run concurrently. You can only attend one workshop during each time slot.

Renew or Become a NCSCA Member and SAVE!

You can save on your conference registration by becoming a member of the NCSCA! New members can join and get an immediate membership ID number. The money you save on the conference registration will pay for your annual dues. Visit the NCSCA website BEFORE registering to get your member number.

Supervisor Approval Letter

Do you need help justifying this conference to your Supervisor? Vying for a good funding source can be challenging sometimes. We have created a letter for you (Modeled from ASCA) to customize according to your needs to support your efforts to attend the 2018 NCSCA Conference!

FULL Conference
(November 7-9)

EARLY REGISTRATION**
(extended to October 14, 2018)

Professional Member*: $135
Student Member*: $105
Retiree Member*: $105
Non-Member: $225

STANDARD REGISTRATION
(between Oct. 15 – Nov. 4, 2018)

Professional Member*: $145
Student Member*: $110
Retiree Member*: $110
Non-Member: $235

ONSITE REGISTRATION
(after November 4, 2018)

Professional Member*: $155
Student Member*: $120
Retiree Member*: $120
Non-Member: $245

Thursday ONLY
(November 8)

EARLY REGISTRATION**
(extended to October 14, 2018)

Professional Member*: $105
Student Member*: $80
Retiree Member*: $80
Non-Member: $200

STANDARD REGISTRATION
(between Oct. 15 – Nov. 4, 2018)

Professional Member*: $115
Student Member*: $90
Retiree Member*: $90
Non-Member: $210

ONSITE REGISTRATION
(after November 4, 2018)

Professional Member*: $125
Student Member*: $100
Retiree Member*: $100
Non-Member: $220

Pre-Conference Learning Institute
(November 7)

STANDARD REGISTRATION

Professional Member*: $35
Student Member*: $35
Retiree Member*: $35
Non-Member: $90

*You must be a current NCSCA Member to receive the Member Price. To take advantage of the discounted Member prices, renew your membership if not current, or if becoming a member for the first time, go to the NCSCA Website BEFORE registering.

**To qualify for the Early Registration Rate, your registration form AND payment (copy of your purchase order, check, or credit card) must be received or postmarked by the Early Registration cutoff date.  

 


 

Five Easy Ways to Register!!!

  1. ONLINE: Use the online form below to register online and pay with a CREDIT CARD.
  2. SCAN & EMAIL: registrations@ncyi.org – (Download the Registration Form below)
  3. FAX: (423) 899-4547 (Download the Registration Form below)
  4. TOLL FREE NUMBER: (866) 318-6294
  5. MAIL: National Center for Youth Issues, ATTN: NCSCA Conference, PO Box 22185 Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185 (Download the Registration Form below)

Please make your check or purchase order payable to: National Center for Youth Issues
Mail the check or purchase order and Registration Form to the address above.

QUESTIONS?? Contact NCYI at 866.318.6294 or email registrations@ncyi.org or bnickel@ncyi.org.

Make hotel reservations early!  Limited Availability!

HOST HOTEL:

Sheraton Koury Convention Center

3121 W Gate City Blvd
Greensboro, NC 27407

 

The Sheraton has a conference rate of $139 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by October 16, 2018, while rooms are available. 

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL:  (800) 242-6556 ext. 1 or (336) 292-9161. Please be sure to tell the hotel the name and dates of the conference: North Carolina School Counselor Association Conference, November 7-9, 2018.
  • REGISTER ONLINE:  Go to the Sheraton website
NCSCA 2018 Sheraton Hotel

In the evening, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Click the images below to see the things to do around the beautiful Sheraton Four Seasons.

Visit the Friendly Center!

Shop at places like the Loft or White House Black Market and eat at restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory or Flemings Steakhouse.

Visit the Four Seasons Town Centre!

Shop at places like Forever 21 or H&M and eat at restaurants like Bonefish Grill or Sofrito – Latin Street Food.

We hope this conference will educate and equip you to do your job well, and we also hope you will take advantage of the wonderful ways you can relax and be refreshed!