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During this engaging and informative 2-day course, ISCA Co-Founder and Co-Director Cheryl Brown 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 will facilitate dynamic discussions and provide hands-on activities to ensure an active learning experience. She 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, Assessment

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.

  • September 14 and 15, 2024 all day  
  • Schedule includes two breaks and lunch

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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 Co-Director Cheryl Brown, co-author 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 International School - Riyadh 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! 

About the Facilitator

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.


There are two recommended hotels to stay at for this training. Please see the options below and contact the hotel directly for your booking.

 Option 1: Al Bustan Village - Al Khozama Hotel

T&C hotel rooms

  • Above room rates are single occupancy inclusive of complimentary breakfast at AQUA restaurant.
  • Rates are excluding 15% value added tax VAT.
  • SAR 120 additional per person including breakfast sharing room.
  • Guests are entitled to have free high-speed WIFI Internet & access to Al Bustan Village Facilities.
  • Booking requests to reservations@al-bustan.net.sa
  • Booking code: AIS-R Sep. 24 (this booking code must be mentioned in the booking request to grant the special rate).
  • The above Special rates are for one time only and subject to the hotel availability upon booking requests

Reservation Form for Al Bustan Village

Contact Person: Monaf Al Mokdad |Operations Manager | Al Bustan Residences by Al Khozama | Tel: +966 11 223 5112


Terms and conditions:

  • The prices include vat and breakfast 
  • No cancellation
  • Payment in advance to the hotel bank account: Bank Information

Contact person for booking:

  • Mohammed Mourad 
  • Email address is: dosm@crownrosehotels.com
  • Contact number is: +966 55 172 2638

Visa Information

You can apply for the visa online via the Saudi e-Visa portal: https://visa.visitsaudi.com/. You can get the visa the same day if it's done online. We can then reimburse you for the cost. 

The following documents and information should be ready before proceeding with the online Tourist Visa application.

  • Photo of the applicant (200 pixels by 200 pixels minimum size)
  • Passport scan (must be valid for more than one year)
  • Confirmed hotel booking/location of stay
  • Dates of travel in and out of the Kingdom

Fees and Information

Registration is OPEN!

Fees will include: 

  • Participation in 2-day course taught by ISCA Co-Founder and Co-Director Cheryl Brown
  • 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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