November 14-15, 2022
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
100 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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November 14-15, 2022
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
100 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Join us for the MSCA Conference
November 14-15, 2022
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
30+ 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
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Join us for the MSCA Conference
November 14-15, 2022
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
30+ 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 MSCA Conference
November 14-15, 2022
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
30+ 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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Details to come.

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Learn more about our Sponsors

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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CharacterStrong provides digital Pre-K through 12th-grade SEL Curricula and Professional Development. Our resources focus on fostering the whole child with vertically-aligned lessons that teach SEL and character side-by-side. We provide a holistic approach for sustainable school culture change and focus on providing educators tools to properly serve their student’s needs.

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For more information please contact Lindsay Volpe, Ambassador, via email or at 718.673.1794.

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SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

Listen. Learn. Get Inspired.

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

Houston Kraft

Keynote Speaker

Teshia Stovall Dula

Keynote Speaker

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

Session information coming soon.

Deep Kindness

Houston Kraft

Keynote Speaker
November 14, 2022 | 1:00 p.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: In a world filled with division and anxiety, Houston will talk about practical ways to infuse compassion into the schools we serve and our daily personal routines. From his experience speaking in over 600 schools and working with over 6,000 schools as co-founder of CharacterStrong, he will share powerful insights and exercises to help create more kind communities.

SPEAKER BIO: Houston is the co-founder of CharacterStrong – an organization that provides curricula and trainings to help teach leadership, character, and social-emotional skills in over 6,000 schools globally. In 2020, his first book, Deep Kindness was published by Simon & Schuster. His mom is his hero and her best life lesson is to “hug like you mean it.”

Houston will also be presenting a breakout session.


Beyond Survival: Looking Ahead with a Trauma-Informed Lens

Teshia Stovall Dula

Keynote Speaker
November 15, 2022 | 8:30 a.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a significant public health issue and have lasting effects on students’ mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Understanding that many students have experienced ACEs, school counselors use developmentally appropriate, data-driven, and comprehensive programs to help students achieve success at school. A trauma-informed lens can influence school climate, academics, attendance, and behavior, ensuring school communities feel safe and supported, even in adversity. Learn how you can develop a trauma-informed perspective to create school-wide programs that foster resilience.

SPEAKER BIO: Teshia Stovall Dula, Ed.S., began her career in school counseling in 1998. Dula also works as an adjunct professor! She has written two books, her first published book, STEAM for The School Counselor, has won two awards! Dula is a proud two-time graduate of Hampton University, where Dula received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. In 2014, she received her Specialist from Liberty University and is currently pursuing her doctorate. Her career awards include the 2011 Recognized ASCA Model Program Award; 2018 GCPS Writer of the Year; 2018 GSCA Writer of the Year; 2020 GCPS Middle School Counselor of the Year; 2020 GSCA School Counselor of the Year; 2022 Finalist American School Counselor of the Year. She enjoys Jazzercise, reading, writing, and playing! She is married to Michael, a fun Physical Therapist, and she is the proud Mom to Michael “Harrison,” Nathaniel, and Alyssa.

Teshia will also be presenting a breakout session.

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

Tentative

The conference takes place on Monday, November 14th - Tuesday, November 15th. 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 MSCA website and become a member or renew your annual membership. Or you can renew you membership below. Non-members receive a complimentary membership with their registration.

For questions about MSCA membership please contact, Sarah Dickman at msca1964@gmail.com.

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 MSCA Conference!

MSCA Conference | November 14-15

Professionals or Affiliates

Member* $200
Non-Member** $265

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

Graduate Students & Retirees

Member* $135
Non-Member** $170

Save $20 if you register by February 4th!***

*Your MSCA membership must be good through November 15, 2022 to qualify for these rates.

**Non-Member registrations include a one year membership to MSCA.

***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 MSCA 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 15, 2022. All cancellations before October 15, 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 MSCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the conference.

ACCOMMODATIONS

ACCOMMODATIONS

VENUE & HOST HOTEL:

Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center

100 W Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Reservation information coming soon.

All events of the conference will be located at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $127 plus tax. This rate is valid through October 31, 2022.

When booking online, make sure the dates are within the group block 11/13/2022 – 11/15/2022. Under “Special Rates” select the promotional code option and enter MSCA22, then click Check Availability and Complete Reservation.

You can also book a room by calling (269) 343-3333. Be sure to mention the MSCA Fall Conference.

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

Come Learn and Play!

Located in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo, you will find tons to do with your free time. Adjacent to the hotel is the Kalamazoo Mall, the first outdoor pedestrian mall in the United States. The Mall features revitalized Art Deco buildings, specialty shops, chic restaurants, unique coffee shops and lively brewpubs. You can also visit one of the many museums downtown, such the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts or the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. A short walk from the hotel is Bronson Park, sometimes referred to as Kalamazoo’s “front porch,” where you can enjoy the outdoors amidst the concrete jungle. There is tons to do around Kalamazoo, so you can learn 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: MI-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 MSCA directly with all membership questions.

Sponsors receive attendee contact information.