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About the Training

During this engaging and informative 2-day course, ISCA Directors Cheryl Brown and Brooke Fezler will lead participants through an interactive training session. The course is specifically designed to enhance your understanding of the new ISCA International Model 2nd edition, which is aimed at establishing a comprehensive school counseling program. As a participant, you will gain valuable insights, practical strategies, and relevant resources that can be immediately applied to enhance your school counseling program.

Throughout the course, Cheryl Brown and Brooke Fezler will facilitate dynamic discussions and provide hands-on activities to ensure an active learning experience. They will share valuable tips and equip counselors with a toolkit of effective techniques and resources that can be integrated into their school counseling practices.

By the end of the training, counselors will leave with a heightened knowledge of the ISCA International Model 2nd edition, along with a range of practical tools that can be implemented in their day-to-day counseling activities. This course promises to be a valuable opportunity for professional growth and empowerment, enabling counselors to enhance their effectiveness and make a positive impact within their school communities.

Essential Questions: 

How might I apply the ISCA International Model for School Counseling Programs to my current school setting? 

How might we leverage the diversity among counselors at various divisions, and in various cities around the world to work towards the same goals and share resources?

By the end of the course participants will know:

  • the ISCA International Model 2nd edition

  • the 4 components of the Model: Foundation , Program Delivery, Management System, Accountability

By the end of the course participants will be able to : 

  • examine the ISCA International Model 2nd edition (including the NEW Student Standards)

  • create program goals

  • collaborate with counselor colleagues from around the world

  • develop a three-year implementation plan based on the needs of their student and school needs.

  • November 20 and 21, 2022 from 9:00 am-4:30 pm 
  • Schedule includes two breaks and lunch

Why join?

  • Build your professional network and collaborate with counselors worldwide in your region.
  • Enhance your professional learning with an immersive in-person course.
  • Start the school year strong with our foundational course, led by Directors Cheryl Brown and Brooke Fezler, authors of the widely-used ISCA International Model 2nd edition.
  • Earn an ISCA digital badge showcasing your hours, skills, and learning outcomes for current and future employers.
  • Additionally, gain valuable insights from diverse perspectives and experiences, fostering a more inclusive and culturally responsive approach to school counseling.


We are excited to announce that the American School of Doha will be hosting this training. We are so pleased to work with their learning team and counselors to create a special event for all who join us! 

The World Expo 2023 will be happening in Doha during our training which will be a great way to experience this beautiful city.

Learn more about the World Expo 2023

About the Facilitators

Cheryl Brown, M.A. in International Affairs and French Studies and a Certified Teacher, serves as the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the International School Counselor Association (ISCA), leveraging her extensive experience in international schools. With a professional background spanning six countries, Cheryl has showcased her dedication to education through her work as a high school counselor. She has also made notable contributions to various NGOs, multinational corporations, and government organizations worldwide. Cheryl's expertise extends to policy management at an educational accreditation agency, and she has played a pivotal role in co-developing the International Model for School Counseling Programs in both 2011 and 2022. Her commitment to promoting educational excellence is evident in her diverse background and valuable contributions to the field.

Brooke Fezler, M.A. in Counseling, is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the International School Counselor Association (ISCA), drawing upon her extensive experience in international school counseling. Since 2005, she has worked in schools across five countries, making a significant impact on student success through effective coordination of school-wide initiatives and promotion of comprehensive counseling programs. Brooke is also an adjunct professor at Lehigh University, sharing her expertise with aspiring counselors. As a co-developer of the International Model for School Counseling Programs in 2011 and 2022, she has contributed to advancing the field. Her dedication to education and multifaceted involvement as a Co-Founder, Director, adjunct professor, and author make her an invaluable asset to ISCA and the international school counseling community.


Arrangements are being made to stay at the Double Tree Al Saad in Doha. A short distance to the training site. 

Bus transportation will be arranged to and from this hotel each day to ASD. 

Room rates

  • King Guest Room - 350.00ر.ق
  • Two Double Beds Guest Room - 350.00ر.ق
  • King Junior Suite - 450.00ر.ق

Rates here are noted in Qatari Rial.

If you have any trouble with booking please contact:  Reservations.DOHSA@hilton.com

Book your room using this link

Fees and Information

Registration fee for 1-person: $560 (ISCA Member) or $640 (Non-Member)

*Fee includes: 

  • Participation in 2-day course taught by ISCA Directors, Cheryl Brown and Brooke Fezler  
  • Two (2) full buffet lunches during the course
  • Four (4) coffee breaks with snacks throughout the course
  • Transportation to and from the training for two days
  • ISCA Digital Badge and Professional Development Hours upon completion of the course 

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