November 3-5, 2024
Embassy Suites & Frisco Convention Center
Frisco, TX

November 3-5, 2024
Embassy Suites & Frisco Convention Center
7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, TX 75034

2024 Lone Star State School Counselor Association Conference
2024 Lone Star State School Counselor Association Conference
2024 Lone Star State School Counselor Association Conference

Call for Presenters

Submit your proposal for the LSSSCA Conference!

The Lone Star State School Counselor Association is requesting proposals for presentations promoting evidence-based programs in the domains of academic, career, and personal/social development. Presentations should include:

  • The latest techniques and practices that are relevant, innovative and inclusive/multicultural in the field of school counseling.
  • Assist school counselors in demonstrating one or more of the school counseling standards.
  • Showcase proven programs, current research, learning outcomes or skills of value to counselors, pre-K to postsecondary as well as district personnel, graduate students and counselor educators.

Thanks for joining us for the 2023 Lone Star State School Counselor Association Conference!​

We hope to see you next year!


The deadline for submissions has passed.


We are looking for presentations that will help to build the capacity of Texas school counselors to help our students be ready for the next step on their academic journey.

Targeted Areas

Program Management: Planning a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

  • Evaluating your school counseling programs
  • Closing the achievement and opportunity gap through effective strategies
  • Using data to deliver an effective counseling program
  • Utilizing social media to market your school counseling program
  • Managing your school counseling program with technology
  • Using effective time management skills for your school counseling program
  • Tracking your time on task as a school counselor

Guidance Curriculum: Classroom and Small Group Instruction (Lessons)

  • Using Mindsets & Behaviors in your classroom lessons
  • Using effective lessons for bullying and cyberbullying lessons
  • Using effective lessons for teen dating and violence for middle school
  • Using effective Lessons for students suffering with grief/trauma
  • Creating your own make and take lessons
  • Setting up small groups in your school

Academic: Individual Student Planning

  • Using MTSS effectively with your role as a school counselor
  • Reducing Test Anxiety
  • Using effective Ideas for individual counseling
  • Working with students who are failing

Career Development: CCMR and Data

  • Postsecondary awareness strategies for all grade levels
  • Improving ACT and SAT scores
  • Tracking and measuring graduation data
  • Understanding graduation requirements and endorsement
  • Using effective ideas for FAFSA including FAFSA night, announcements, parent meetings, etc.
  • Developing a Career/College Fair at your school

Responsive Services: Referrals, Consultation, & Collaboration

  • Helping Transient Students (Foster, Migrant, Homeless, etc.)
  • Using effective school counselor interventions for students such as discipline, suicide, alcohol/drug abuse, teen pregnancy, self-harm, etc.
  • Using effective strategies for Tier 2 and/or Tier 3 social/emotional interventions
  • Helping students, staff and/or parents manage through a crisis
  • Working with the MTSS team
  • Working with the SEL and SEL curriculum in counseling

Leadership Development

  • Working with district-level leaders
  • Growing and evaluating your school counselors
  • Working with new leaders (lead counselors, supervisors, directors)
  • Growing your own leadership skills
  • Leading trainings for teachers and parents
  • Building community partnerships
  • Advocating to reduce systemic barriers to student success
  • Using and learning self-care techniques
  • Working with difficult parents
  • Advocating for your school counseling program

NOTE: Presentations must include practical ideas/hands-on activities that school counselors can take away and use immediately.

Submit Your Vitae/Resume

In addition to filling out and submitting the form below, applicants are REQUIRED to submit a PDF of their vitae or resume, which includes their degree, educational training, certifications and licenses. 

Deadline for Submission: May 15, 2024

LSSSCA will convene a committee to review and select Conference sessions. You will be contacted via email by NCYI, the organization managing this conference, to let you know if your proposal is accepted by the end of June. The Lead Presenter will receive all communications regarding your breakout session and will be responsible for sharing it with co-presenters, if any.

We carefully consider all proposals in an effort to share successes in issues facing today’s youth.



Presenter Instructions

A QR code will be used for attendees to gain access to session handouts. Please provide a file/s to by September 30, 2024 with your session title as the file name. You are welcome to provide physical copies of your handouts to attendees at your own expense. The rooms will be set for 40-60 participants.

Presenters must make their own hotel reservations and are responsible for all other travel expenses.

All communications regarding your breakout session will come to the Lead Presenter directly, and they will be responsible for sharing it with their Co-Presenter(s), if any. Also note the rate structure for Co-Presenters. If Co-Presenters are not added at the time of the CFP submission, they cannot be added in the future.

The hotel is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet that is complimentary for presenters only. We highly recommend designing your session so that you will not need internet access, since it can be slow or unreliable.

The Association is asking that all Power Point presentations slides use a header template provided by LSSSCA. This Forging Our Legacy template will be sent in the Acceptance Package if your session is chosen. Please send your PowerPoint presentations to to be put on the conference app.

All meeting rooms will be arranged theater style. Please note that the Conference will provide a LCD projector, screen, A/V cart and power supply at no charge to you. However, the Conference will not be able to provide any other A/V equipment. You are responsible for providing your own laptop and dongle/appropriate adapter, if needed for your presentation. If your presentation requires sound for a video or sound effect please make the necessary plan to provide that equipment on your own. If you need additional audio visual equipment, please contact the hotel. Any arrangements you make with the hotel will be at your own expense.

For more information or questions, please contact

Presenters get a Discounted Conference Rate!

Presenter Rate


Save $20 if you register by August 31st!*

*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.  

The discounted presenter rate can be used for the lead presenter and co-presenters. If your session is approved, the Lead Presenter will be emailed a link to the exclusive registration portal for approved presenters.

If you and/or your co-presenter(s), if any, plan to present the breakout session and then leave, there will be no registration fee. By not registering, you will not be given a name badge, program manual or tote bag, and will not be able to participate in any other sessions or meal functions at the conference.


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The deadline for submissions has passed.



Fax 423.899.4547

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

The Lead Presenter will receive all communications regarding your breakout session and will be responsible for sharing it with co-presenters, if any.