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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.

  • 13 Nov 2020 2:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mark your calendars for the 2020 Ohio School Improvement Institute on November 12-13, 2020 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel.

    Registration & Call for Proposals Now Open

    Questions? Contact jodor@laca.org
  • 13 Sep 2020 10:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ACA Midwest Region Presents the 2020 Leadership Development Academy

    • "Visionary Leadership and Advocacy"
    • September 11-13, 2020
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest

    The ACA Midwest Region hosts a biannual academy to mold the future Branch, Regional, and National level leaders. Join us to find your future self in central Ohio!

    This three day conference will provide NBCC CE Hours for Counselors Licensure (Ethics, Supervision, and General topics)

    To learn more, visit the Ohio Counseling Association website.

  • 19 Jun 2020 8:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The OACES Division of the OCA is hosting their Spring Conference on Friday June 19 from 9:30am until 5:00pm. The Conference will be all online/virtual and you will be able to select from a variety of sessions to meet your career/professional needs. Five (5) CEUs through CSWMFT are approved.

    The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Cook, President of the NCACES and a special legislative presentation by Brian Carnahan, Executive Director of CSWMFT and Amanda Sines of the Government Advantage Group will be available to all.

    This CEU event is FREE to OCA members. OACES does suggest you make a donation to the OCA PAC to support legislative activities of the OCA.

  • 29 May 2020 9:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Ohio Career Development Association will be hosting their 2020 conference in Columbus, Ohio at Columbus State Community College on Friday, May 29. The theme this year is “Redefine. Reimagine.” and focuses on how to incorporate new, innovative concepts like life design, podcasts, challenge theory, etc. into our work.

    Registration is now open

    OCDA 2020 Registration Page
  • 23 May 2020 8:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    What: Virtual webinar option of the First Annual CSI Ohio Conference, which offers 15 hours of CEU opportunities. Presentations include topics on ethics and legal issues, supervision, multicultural issues, trauma and crisis issues, and more!

    Who is invited: Ohio Counselors, Counselor Students, School Counselors, and School Counseling Students. (We will only be offering CEU’s for the state of Ohio)

    When: The Conference will be held virtually starting May 23 and ending May 24. A more detailed schedule will be provided in the coming weeks. 

    Where: You may attend this conference from the comfort of your own home while connecting virtally to the webinar through Zoom (links will be provided after confirmed registration). 

    Registration Details: 

    First, if you have already registered for First Annual CSI Ohio Conference your payment and registration will automatically be applied to the Virtual Webinar: First Annual CSI Ohio Conference. Prices for registration remain the same: 

    • Student CSI Member: $15
    • Student Non-CSI Member: $20
    • Presenter: $15
    • State-Wide Conference Committee/Volunteers: Free 
    • Professional CSI Member: $30
    • Professional Non-CSI Member: $40

     To register: https://www.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes/ces/first-annual-csi-ohio-conference 

  • 20 May 2020 6:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Register Now for Ohio’s 2020 Trauma-Informed Care Summit

    This year’s Trauma Informed Care Summit hosted by Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services will be VIRTUAL and FREE!

    Check out the agenda for Ohio’s Seventh Annual Summit

    “Creating Environments of Resiliency and Hope”

     Resilience is that quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back at least as strong as before. Through a partnership with Northeast Ohio Medical University and the Ohio Children’s Alliance, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services is pleased to announce that registration is now open for this year’s VIRTUAL Trauma Informed Care Summit May 19 and 20, 2020.

    The VIRTUAL Summit has been designed to equip participants with the knowledge and tools they need to develop resiliency in all children, youth, adults and older adults with whom they interact. Participants may register for the entire two days or any parts they may be interested in. Continuing Education Units will be provided.

    DAY ONE (May 19th) Keynote address will be given by Raul Almazar, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Center for Innovation in Behavioral Health Policy and Practice. Breakout sessions will feature best or promising practices in assessment, treatment, support and collaboration to respond to trauma across systems and, presentations about programs and projects that demonstrate collaboration across systems and that can be replicated in any area of the state are desired.

    DAY TWO (May 20th) Keynote address will be given by D. Laurel Kiser, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Family Informed Trauma Treatment Center. Breakout sessions will feature promising practices in responding to family and intergenerational trauma, incorporating cultural values and characteristics, and are intentional about practices that embrace shared learning and uplift cultural wellness.

     There is NO COST to participate. Registration can be found at: https://www.eeds.com/live/122243


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