2018 Fall Conference

Calling all Change Agents! 

Students around the state need your help in the areas of academics, social-emotional, and career development. Learn best practices, leadership and advocacy skills, and network with other school counseling professionals to be a “Change Agent 4 Student Success.”

Mission:  Attend the MSCA 2018 Fall Conference              

Where:  Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Lansing, MI

When:  October 28th & 29th                                                     

How:  Register at https://goo.gl/forms/mMUUttYLNdlfMXWG3 and pay for your registration here http://www.michiganschoolcounselor.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=10/28/2018&eventid=11
Note: Lead presenters (one per breakout session) should select the promo code PRESENTER 2018 to receive a $35 registration discount.

Questions:  Contact Agent Terri Tchorzynski at tchorzyt@calhounisd.org


Mission Possible

Join over 250 Change Agents from around the state to share and learn best practices that will be sure to positively impact student success!

MSCA Members:  $180

MSCA Retired/Student Member:  $135

Non-Member (includes 1 year MSCA membership):  $245
Registration must be received by October 20, 2018, for above rates.

Call for Presenters
Share your knowledge and expertise with other Change Agents in the profession.  As an Agent of Change, this is a demonstration of your commitment to the profession, professional organization and students served.

Submit your Agent of Change Mission Proposal (presentation proposal) form here https://goo.gl/forms/Tn5er0eKRpdZCiqc2

Lead presenters (one per breakout session) receive a $35 discount on their registration by selecting PRESENTER 2018.

Introduce new products, give demonstrations, generate college referrals, facilitate name brand recognition, meet face-to-face with potential customers, expand sales and reach new markets!
Exhibitor Showcase:  Sunday evening
Cost:  $250 per table
The Exhibitor Form can be found at https://goo.gl/forms/RGI591dFmj2QQGW93

Sponsorship allows you to promote your organization or business while also supporting MSCA's mission to provide quality professional development to school counselors.
Sponsorship Levels:
Silver:                   $500
Gold:                    $1000
Platinum:              $2500
Sponsorship forms can be found at https://goo.gl/forms/Ms9v7yUh0NMhbEMc2

Click here to view the one page conference lyer http://mscasite.membershipsoftware.org/files/2018%20Conference%20Flier.pdf
Please email questions to MSCA Headquarters: msca1964@gmail.com 

Keynote Speakers

Kirsten Perry, 2018 National School Counselor of the Year
Kirsten is a Pre-K-8 school counselor at Lawndale Community Academy in Chicago, Illinois.  In her role, Perry has focused on improving student attendance, implementing restorative justice and providing college and career readiness.  In less than 3 years, Kirsten has developed best practices and collaborative partnerships that have helped elevate Lawndale Academy out of academic distress and improve its ranking to the highest it has ever been within the Chicago Public Schools system. Please read her story: https://https://www.schoolcounselor.org/magazine/blogs/march-april-2018/building-a-community

Paul Harris, Ph.D., ASCA Board of Director
Paul had served as a school counselor at the high school level for 8 years before becoming a Counselor Educator at the University of Virginia.   Harris is a nationally known speaker who focuses on promoting equity, access, and justice to create culturally competent school counseling programs based on best practices.  His passion is to serve people, especially underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. Please visit Paul's website:https://paulcharris.com
Tentative Conference Schedule
Sunday, October 28th
10:00 am Opening Keynote - Kirsten Perry, 2018 National School Counselor of the Year
11:15-12:15 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Breakout Session 1
1:45-2:45 Breakout Session 2
3:00-4:00 Breakout Session 3
4:15-5:15 Breakout Session 4
5:15-6:30 Exhibitor Reception
Monday, October 29th
7:00-7:30 am Self-Care Starter
8:30 am Keynote Speaker - Paul Harris, ASCA Board of Director
9:45-10:45 Breakout Session 1
11:00-12:00 Breakout Session 2
12:00-1:30 President's Luncheon 
1:45-2:45 Breakout Session 3
3:00-4:00 Breakout Session 4

Important Hotel Information
Hotel Information:
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Michigan State University
219 S. Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI  48824
Phone - (517) 432-4000
Discounted Room Rates:
- Standard Room - $115/night
- Deluxe King Room - $135/night
- Rooms must be booked by Sept. 27, 2018, to receive discounted rate!
- Group Code:  1809MICOUN
- Reservations can be made online or by phone - be sure to provide group code