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Professional Development Opportunities

Good professional development can be hard to find for school counselors. OSCA committed to providing relevant and meaningful professional development to our members and school counselors through offerings such as the All Ohio Counselors Conference and Summer Academy. We are also committed to sharing professional development opportunities throughout the state and region. Visit or follow our Professional Development Blog to see what is available.

  • 04 Apr 2020 12:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Chi Sigma Iota, Kappa Sigma Upsilon Chapter of Kent State University is pleased to announced it will be hosting the first CSI Ohio Conference on Saturday April 4th from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Registration for the conference will be available on January 20th.

    Please consider submitting a proposal related to the conference theme of Professional Collaboration Among all Levels of Counselors. We are hoping for a diverse range of presenters including practicing clinicians and school counselors who can offer professional knowledge to counselors in training. Click here for more information on  proposal criteria,  submitting a proposal, and the deadline to submit, or follow the link to the survey below.


  • 20 Mar 2020 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The eighth annual Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference will be held in Boca Raton, FL on March 20th and 21st, 2020.

    The Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference provides school counselors with critical information about successful practice, evaluation, and relevant research to create dynamic and powerful school counseling programs. This year will include a preconference research day, two powerful keynote speakers, plus over 70 peer-reviewed conference presentations. Visit our website at www.ebscc.org. Space is limited, so please register early.

  • 17 Mar 2020 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OACAC 2020 Annual Conference & GWI

    • March 15-17, 2020
    • Polaris Hilton, Columbus

    Registration is Open! Annual Conference is the signature event for the association and includes OACAC’s diversity workshop, Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI).  GWI kicks off the conference Sunday afternoon with lively, engaging discussions and continues programming throughout Monday’s educational sessions. Annual Conference 2020 provides an exceptional opportunity to build your professional network and experience learning with others who are passionate about the future of secondary education and post-secondary access. A full line-up of dynamic speakers and presenters are on the slate! Don’t miss their encouraging, enthusiastic, and empowering messages! 

  • 25 Feb 2020 9:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OSBA and other education groups and mental health associations are planning a Mental Heath and Social-Emotional Learning Summit. This free event will be Feb. 25, 2020, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

    Learning opportunities will be geared for teachers, counselors, school psychologists, board members, administrators and other school staff. Districts are encouraged to bring a team so that staff can attend multiple breakout sessions. The summit also will include a Resource Fair in which agencies can share information on their resources that are available to district staff.

    Click here to learn more and register.

  • 06 Feb 2020 2:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On February 6, 2020, the Ohio ASCD will be hosting a Winter Conference entitled "The SEL Journey: Continuing to Support the Needs of the Whole Child". This program will focus on fundamentals and guiding principles of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Additionally, there will be updates from the Ohio Department of Education.

    Keynote Speaker: Melissa McClain, Community Education Program Coordinator, Akron Children's Hospital

    Sessions on topics including:

    • Self Care for Teachers:  Strategies or Becoming the Best Version of Yourself 
    • Every Student is Known:  Meeting the Needs of All Learners
    • Educator Burnout:  Facilitating a Healthy Social and Emotional Culture for Educators
    • You Matter
    • Project SALES (Service and Leadership Engagement for Students)
    • Family Resource Center
    • Teaching SEL through Project-Based Learning

    Click here to learn more about this conference and to register.

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