The ISCA Annual Conference was held in Lisbon, Portugal January 30-31, 2016. 106 counselors were in attendance from 36 countries and 61 international schools. Kevin Hawkins and Amy Burke from Mindwell were our keynote speakers and led multiple workshops focused on Mindfulness.
The first ISCA Conference was held May 17-18 2014 in Paris, France. 49 counselors were in attendance from 18 countries, 29 schools and covering 7 regions. It was a wonderful weekend of professional growth and collaboration.
"The benefit is tremendous. As an American overseas school, I follow the ASCA model, but it is not comprehensive enough to cover the uniqueness of an international environment and population."
"The Model give us common language across all schools! Having justification for appropriate caseloads, job descriptions, etc. Finally networking and unity!"
"Using the International Model helps educate school principals and heads about how to develop and support the counseling office"
"The International Model would eliminate the non-compatible parts of various national models that can display a high degree of irrelevance for international schools and students."