Last year, we held a very successful virtual Collaborative during the month of October. The valuable feedback we received from our participants inspired us to make adjustments to the schedule in 2021 to better meet counselors’ needs.
We will continue to feature a variety of high quality speakers and workshops that cover the breadth of an international school counselor’s role such as developing resilience and “up-skilling” our counseling approaches for the current and post-Covid realities. As advocates for student success, mental health and wellbeing, the Collaborative 2021 will empower you with strategies and tools to re-energize your work in schools.
You will still have the option to either attend sessions live or, if it is more convenient for your schedule, you can view replays of the presentations and access all the materials, which will be available online until September 20, 2022. Counselors from last year’s Collaborative have commented that this benefit has been a great resource to continue their professional development throughout the year, on their schedule.
We will continue to provide networking opportunities for you to meet and engage with counselors all over the world. These connections will enhance your professional network, strengthen our community and promote the sharing of best practice.
Instead of an intensive month-long event, we have decided to offer focused professional development (i.e. workshops, counselor chats, movie screenings, etc.) over 15 days throughout September, October and November.
With a variety of live and interactive PD sessions scheduled over three months, this will give you the space and time to reflect, process and implement what you have learned. The learning and connections don’t stop when we are not in session: You have access to the recordings, materials, exhibitors, and most importantly, a secure way to connect with counselor colleagues around the world via the app until September 30, 2022.
A more detailed schedule will be available at the end of May 2021.