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The importance of professional development can't be overemphasized, especially in a field as vital as education. Only by continually educating yourself with the latest research, techniques and knowledge in the profession can you hope to stay effective in your career.

ISCA offers a variety of opportunities to grow professionally. To learn about what we offer, please read below.

Collaborative 2021

Begins September 22, 2021

We are excited to announce our virtual event, Collaborative 2021. This annual professional development opportunity will take place on select days over three months, September - November 2021.

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 “upskilling” 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.

ISCA Academy 

Classes are running every month

ISCA Academy has been developed to meet the needs of counselors wanting to do more intensive training on specific topics and content areas. Through the array of courses offered at the ISCA Academy, school counselors will be able to upskill in areas expressed in the ASCA Professional Standards and Ethical Standards and Practices.  Whether you are new to the field or have years of experience, with this continued professional development offered in areas that are essential to our role as school counselors in international schools, not only will our profession be elevated but also our professional goals and action plans will be realized.  

Our courses are based on best practice, are research-based and solutions-focused with ample discussion time to allow participants to share strategies or challenges and address questions or concerns.

COUNSELING CONSULTATION CIRCLES WITH LINDEN GLOBAL LEARNING SUPPORT AND SERVICES

Fall Circles will run from September - December 2021

We know that counselors are the heart of a school. When the heart is strong- your school stays healthy. Our Consultation Circles for School Counselors provide the training, care, and support counselors need to do their best work. 

Linden mental health practitioners provide counselors with a confidential platform to discuss challenging cases, find creative solutions to difficult situations in their schools, and most importantly: to share what’s going well.  Groups are currently running February - June 2021.

New Circles will run September - December 2021. You can sign up to receive notifications here



Webinars

Ten to twelve times a year ISCA hosts webinars to keep you informed and engaged on relevant and important topics for school counselors or educators interested in learning more about mental health, wellbeing, social emotional learning in schools. 

Webinars are always free to ISCA members. Additionally, recordings and resources will live our member website to access whenever you need! Non-members will pay a small fee to join an ISCA webinar and will be able to access the recording for up to two weeks.

See what webinars are coming up!


Collaborative 2020 - a virtual event

100 recordings available through September 30, 2021

During the entire month of October 2020, we had live professional development workshops, webinars, chats, movies and social events for International School Counselors.

There were at least three to four events/speakers/webinars and chats every day addressing topics that are relevant to you and your work as an international school counselor. People had the option to either attend live or view replays of all the resources and presentations, which will be available online until September 30, 2021. 

Even though the live event is over, you can still join and listen to all the workshops, access all the presentations and handouts until September 30, 2021- as if you were there live! It is so convenient. Think of it as a podcast specifically for your job! Register here. 


Ongoing Professional Development 

Consulting on the International Model

Since its launch in 2011, the International Model has been spreading throughout schools around the world. If your school is interested in a personalized training on the International Model or to enhance your counseling program please click here to learn more and to view available training options.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR

We have researched and collected an extensive list of professional development opportunities around the world for the upcoming school year.

Testimonies about isca events

To see what counselors and administrators have to say about ISCA events please click here

ISCA EVENT PARTICIPATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The International School Counselor Association (ISCA) and Registrants establish and agree to certain terms and conditions for participation in events. Click here to read the terms and conditions.

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