November 10-11, 2022
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60477

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November 10-11, 2022
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Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
40+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
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Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
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Engaging Breakout Sessions
Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
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Join us for the ISCA Conference
November 10-11, 2022
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
40+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
Register to Attend
Engaging Breakout Sessions
Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Register to Attend
Previous
Next
Join us for the ISCA Conference
November 10-11, 2022
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
40+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
Register to Attend
Breakout Sessions
Engaging breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Register to Attend
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SAVE THE DATE!

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Learn more about our Sponsors

Aperture Education has empowered over 6,500 schools and out-of-school time programs across North America to measure, strengthen, and support social and emotional competence in K-12 youth and educators. The Aperture System includes the DESSA suite of strength-based assessments, CASEL™ aligned intervention strategies, and robust reporting, all in one easy-to-use digital platform. This system enables education leaders to make strategic, data-based decisions about SEL within their organizations.

For more information please contact Ashley Cook at acook@apertureed.com.

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DialCare is a virtual and telephonic counseling service. You can give your students ages 11 and older access to mental health assistance no matter where they are. Members can use their phone, tablet or computer for sessions with mental health professionals from the comfort of their home or on the go. Let our mental health professionals help give you peace of mind.

For more information contact Becca Bean, Assistant Vice President at beccab@dialcare.com.

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The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

For more information please contact Scott Knight at scottknight@jasonfoundation.com or at 615.264.2323.

Lions Quest is a K-12 social and emotional learning curriculum (SEL) that promotes character education, bullying prevention, drug awareness, and service learning. Lions Quest combines comprehensive professional development workshops with research/evidence-based teacher and student materials to bring about lasting improvements in school climate and student achievement.

For more information please contact Maurice Van Horne at maurice.vanhorne@lionsclubs.org or (630) 468-6733.

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SchooLinks is a modern college and career readiness platform with a user experience designed to facilitate a focus on whole-student outcomes. Our platform helps counselors to guide students in developing their Academic and Career Plan by aligning career exploration and postsecondary preparedness activities with Washington’s legislative initiatives. With technology and features that enable data-driven decision-making at every stage, SchooLinks allows counselors to make a positive impact — when it matters most.

For more information please contact, Mike McInerney at 630-388-9327 or at mikem@schoolinks.com.

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SCUTA is used by school counselors and school districts to develop a data-driven, evidence based school counseling program. It follows the ASCA National Model® recommendations and offers confidential, comprehensive documentation and use of time analysis system. It is an invaluable tool for School Counselors who want to do best practice, keep accurate records and develop a data driven school counseling program.

School Counselors using SCUTA, have the ability to clearly illustrate the nature of their work and school needs with supervisors and stakeholders.

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SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Listen. Learn. Get Inspired.

We have many dynamic speakers who will be speaking at the conference. Check back soon!

Principal Baruti Kafele

Keynote Speaker

More speakers will be presenting at the conference. Check back soon!

Session information coming soon.

 

It’s Not Enough to “DO EQUITY”…You Must “BE EQUITY”: A Discussion on “Equity Mindset” Counseling

Principal Baruti Kafele

Keynote Speaker
Friday, November 11th | 11:30 a.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: THE topic in education today is the topic of EQUITY. At its core, equity means, “meeting youngsters where they are, as they are.” Principal Kafele argues that this requires educators who possess an “EQUITY MINDSET.” He asserts that if equity is all about meeting the individual needs of all of the learners in the classroom, “equity can’t solely be something THAT YOU DO.” He states emphatically that “equity must additionally be WHO YOU ARE.” In this high energy keynote address, Principal Kafele will share strategies with counselors toward ensuring equitable opportunities for EACH of the learners in their schools.

SPEAKER BIO: A highly-regarded urban public school educator in New Jersey for over twenty years, Principal Kafele distinguished himself in the classroom and as a school leader. As an elementary school teacher in East Orange, NJ, he was selected as the East Orange School District and Essex County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. As a principal, he led the transformation of four different schools, including “the mighty” Newark Tech, which went from a low-performing school in need of improvement to recognition by U.S. News and World Report Magazine as one of America’s best high schools. Currently, Principal Kafele is one of the most sought-after speakers for transforming the attitudes of at-risk student populations in America.

Felicia Houston

Featured Speaker

The SEL Experience: Illinois School Counselors Edition

Felicia Houston

Opening Speaker
Thursday, November 10, 2022 

ABOUT THIS SESSION: School Counselors’ stress and anxiety have soared during the pandemic, making it critical for districts to look after their mental health. This interactive experience will provide counselors with stress management strategies and self-care tools. *Comfortable clothing is strongly encouraged*

SPEAKER BIO: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Speaker, Mental Health Consultant. Felicia’s passion is inspiring and empowering people to make self-care a priority. Through dynamic workshops and presentations, Felicia educates her audiences about mental health, wellness, and the importance of work-life balance.

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

Tentative

The conference takes place on Monday, April 4th - Tuesday, April 5th. Check back soon for a detailed schedule!

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REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

We are excited to have you join us!
Save the date! Registration will open soon.

Become a Member

Please visit the ISCA website and become a member or renew your annual membership or you may renew your membership with your registration.

For questions about ISCA membership please contact, Debbie Romano at assistance@ilschoolcounselor.org or at (312) 600-0075.

Supervisor Approval Letter

Do you need help justifying this conference to your Supervisor? Vying for a good funding source can be challenging sometimes. We have created a letter (modeled from ASCA) you can customize to support your efforts to attend the 2022 ISCA Conference!

ISCA Conference | November 10-11

PROFESSIONAL

Member (Current)* – $200

Member (Renewal)** – $250

Non-Member** – $250

GRAD STUDENT**

Member (Current)* – $145

Member (Renewal)** – $145

Non-Member** – $145

RETIREE

Member (Current)* – $145

Member (Renewal)** – $185

Non-Member** – $185

Save $20 if you register by September 15th!***

*Your ISCA membership must be good through November 11, 2022 to qualify for these rates.

**Registrations include a one-year membership to ISCA.

***To qualify for the early registration discount, your registration form AND payment (copy of your purchase order, check, or credit card) must be received or postmarked by the early registration cutoff date.  

Online Registration has Closed

The online registration portal is now closed, but we will be accepting on-site registration at the event. Please bring the Registration Form (see below to download) with your method of payment to the conference.

To pay with a check or purchase order please download the registration form and send it in with your check or purchase order. Registrations cannot be processed without payment. Contact us with questions.

REGISTER ONLINE

Register below online using a credit card or download the registration form and send it in with your payment.

To pay with a check or purchase order please download the registration form and send it in with your check or purchase order. Registrations cannot be processed without payment. Contact us with questions.

Please Note: If we are forced to cancel the ISCA Conference because of a “force majeure” event, such as a government restriction on large gatherings that cover the intended size of the conference, then we will issue full refunds of the registrations. Otherwise, our normal cancellation policy will be upheld: There will be no refunds after October 10, 2022. All cancellations before October 10, 2022 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. The association is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control, such as weather and school closings.

On social distancing and other health and safety measures, the regulations/guidelines that apply to hotels and conference centers may change. The ISCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the conference.

ACCOMMODATIONS

ACCOMMODATIONS

HOST HOTEL:

Even Hotel Chicago

18501 Convention Center Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60477

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Reservation information coming soon.

Even Hotels Chicago, located in the same in building as the Tinley Park Convention Center, has a conference rate of $149 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by October 19, 2022, while rooms are available.

Enter in a one- or two-night stay with check in on November 9th or 10th and check out November 11th.  Choose Group Rate from the Rate Preference drop down and enter the “ISA” group code.

You can also book a room by calling (708) 444-1100. Be sure to mention the Illinois School Counselor Association or the “ISA” group code.

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

Come Learn and Play!

In the evening, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Visit Orland Square, for great outlet shopping at places like Loft, Sephora, or Pottery Barn. You can also eat at Cheesecake Factory, Dave and Busters, Texas de Brazil, and many others. Go to the AMC Theater to watch that you movie you have been wanting to see. Or hop on the nearby Metra public transportation to go to downtown Chicago and explore Navy Pier or Willis Tower. There is so much to do, so you can work and play!

We hope this conference will educate and equip you to do your job well, and we also hope you will take advantage of the wonderful ways you can relax and be refreshed!

CONTACT INFORMATION

866.318.6294

Fax 423.899.4547

registrations@ncyi.org

National Center for Youth Issues
ATTN: IL-SCA
P.O. Box 22185
Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

Make all checks and purchase orders payable to:
National Center for Youth Issues

The Attendee will receive an email confirmation to the email address provided when their registration is processed. (Make sure to check Junk/Spam folders.) Please allow ample time for processing.

Please contact ISCA directly with all membership questions.

Sponsors receive attendee contact information.