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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.


  • 10 Jun 2020 9:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    First Annual School Safety Summit will be held June 10-12 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

    The Governor's Ohio School Safety Working Group will be using their collective subject matter expertise to identify relevant content and training opportunities to host at the Ohio School Safety Summit. This group will ensure content is relevant to current school safety trends and resource needs across Ohio schools. 

    The Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) – Ohio’s new comprehensive, statewide office focused exclusively on school safety - will be hosting the first annual School Safety Summit June 10-12 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

    Ohio Governor Mike DeWine created the OSSC to assist local schools and law enforcement in preventing, preparing for, and responding to threats and acts of violence, including self-harm, through a holistic, solutions-based approach.

    The free summit will provide an opportunity for school safety, public safety, mental health professionals, and others to share best practices, training, and resources with schools and community leaders across the state.

    Conference presentations and training opportunities will include experts in each of the following critical areas:

    • Physical security
    • Mental health
    • School climate
    • Critical incident response
    • Threat assessment

    Who Should Attend this Conference?

    The OSSC welcomes participants with a passion for improving school safety to attend the conference. The subject matter will be particularly relevant to educators, transportation staff, school administrators, school resource officers, first responders, mental health professionals, state agency partners, elected officials, and other school safety and security professionals.

    There will be an opportunity for vendors and organizations to exhibit their products and resources for school safety. This opportunity will be on a first come first served basis.

    Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

    For questions regarding the School Safety Summit, please email OhioSchoolSafetySummit@dps.ohio.gov or visit our website.

  • 28 Apr 2020 9:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OSCA, along with the Ohio Counseling Association, will be co-sponsoring Legislative Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The event will run from 9:00AM-4:00PM at the Riffe Center in Downtown Columbus.

    Legislative Advocacy Day will bring together professional counselors, school counselors and students to learn about advocacy, receive updates on current legislation and meet with your state representatives.

    Click here to learn more about the event and to register as an OSCA member using the registration code OSCA20.
  • 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.

    https://kent.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_beALgugFuaHQnaZ
     


  • 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.


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