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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Thanks for joining us for the 2022 Michigan School Counselor Association Conference!

We look forward to seeing you next year.

SAVE THE DATE!

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Details to come.

Learn more about our Sponsors

7 Mindsets is a comprehensive SEL solution that offers a PreK-12 digital curriculum, thousands of videos and resources, professional learning, adult SEL, and assessment tools. Combining a mindsets-based approach with authentic engagement that supports teacher and student well-being, 7 Mindsets’ evidence-based program is proven to improve student behavior and academic success.

For more information please contact Tim Jarotkiewicz, Director of SEL at timothy@7mindsets.com or (312) 459-4679.

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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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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.

Are you ready to Inspire Harmony in your schools?

Harmony SEL is a social and emotional learning (SEL) program for pre-K-6 grade students designed to foster communication, connection, and community in schools and out-of-school time organizations. Newly refreshed units available now!   This year we invite you to start on the path to success with a refreshed introduction to Harmony SEL Third Edition.

Inspire celebrates and supports pre- and in-service educators and staff with online professional development resources and educator SEL opportunities.

Check out our new Educator SEL modules, Understanding the Brain to Get to the Heart of SEL and Self-Compassion and Emotion Regulation for Educators.

For more information please contact Elle Essenmacher, Strategic Accounts Advisor at messenmacher@nu.edu or 443-462-1727.

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Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University offers all the advantages of a conservatory college of art and design—creative immersion, expert faculty, and personalized instruction—without sacrificing the support systems and educational value of a state university. Our urban campus in the heart of Grand Rapids’ vibrant creative community is the perfect environment for your students to grow a passion for making into in-demand 21st-century skills and dynamic career opportunities.

For more information contact the KCAD Admissions Office at kcadadmissions@ferris.edu or (616) 259-1118.

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Michigan Virtual, in partnership with Navigate360, proudly offers, Michigan Cares, a no-cost K-12 SEL program (provided through State of Michigan funding) that guides students to turn struggles into strategies with online lessons such as making responsible decisions in the classroom, feeling and showing empathy for others, and developing healthy coping techniques. Michigan Cares provides four programs to positively impact your Students, Educators, and families.

Michigan Virtual has been working hard to provide a path to the future for students and educators since 1998. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation focused on education, we believe that brilliance resides in all of us, and we’re ready to change the world with the next big idea.

For more information please contact Angela Shields, Program Manager at ashields@michiganvirtual.org or (517) 492-4003.

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The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights represents more than 14,000 hardworking skilled trades professionals in Michigan. Our apprenticeship program gives students the opportunity to earn while they learn lifelong skills that give them access to a meaningful career supported by good pay and benefits.

For more information please contact Leah Gordon, Community Relations at lgordon@buildmifuture.com or (248) 309-0549.

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MI Student Aid, located within the Michigan Department of Treasury, encourages students to pursue postsecondary education by providing equality of access to student financial resources and information. Through the administration of various student financial assistance and outreach programs, students receive the guidance and funding necessary to pursue their educational goals. We look forward to partnering with high school counselors across the State of Michigan!

For more information contact Chad Somerville, Outreach Manager at somervillec@michigan.gov or at 517.242.0551.

Founded in 1998, Michigan Virtual is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization with a national reputation for excellence in online and blended learning. Over the past two decades, we’ve partnered with thousands of public, private, and charter schools; tens of thousands of teachers from across the state. We’re driven by student success and the firm belief that every person can use digital learning to reach their full potential. For more information please contact Thomas Soria, Director of School Partnerships at tsoria@michiganvirtual.org or (517) 664-5464.
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With RV sales increasing and more and more Americans taking to the road to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, skilled RV technicians are in high demand. The RV Technical Institute’s hands-on training and instruction, created by top RV industry experts, provides the experience and expertise needed by manufacturers, dealerships and repair shops nationwide.

For more information please contact Curt Hemmeler, Executive Director, via email at rvti-info@rvti.org or at 800.664.0154.

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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.

For more information please contact Kathy.

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What does “Building Your Future. Not Your Debt.” mean? It is asking you to let our program provide the education you need to advance your career without incurring any debt. Sounds crazy, right? It’s not. We are investing in your talent and future so that you can grow your career without a heavy financial burden. Our model allows you to focus on learning and growing, not how much it is costing you. Let’s do this together.

For more information please contact Ann Baker, Dean of UFP Business School at ann.baker@ufpi.com or (616) 365-1574.

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Wellspring Academy is Southeast Michigan’s first public recovery high school, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

At Wellspring Academy, students will be surrounded by people who know how addiction impacts the entire family. And together with our academic mentors, counselors and recovery coaches, students will achieve academic and recovery-focused goals. Why? Because you have a purpose.

For more information please contact Jan Maino, LMSW, Director, Behavioral Health at 517.917.2352 or jmaino@wellspringlutheran.com.

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Student Handbook

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Xello is an engaging, online program that helps K-12 students define their future goals and transform their aspirations into actionable plans for success. The program puts students at the center of their college and career planning experience. It helps them build self-knowledge, explore their options, create a plan, and develop the 21st-century skills needed to thrive in the world of work.

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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.

Advanced Registration Deadline:
Thursday, November 10th

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 October 2nd!***

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.
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.

REGISTER ONLINE

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

Advanced Registration Deadline: Thusday, November 10th
After the cutoff you will be able to register onsite.

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!

OVERFLOW HOTEL:

Hilton Garden Inn

303 North Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Reservation information coming soon.

You can find additional rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $127 plus tax. This rate is valid through October 28, 2022.

Click the link below to go to the hotel reservation site. Click the button Special Rates and enter the Group Code “MSCA” to get the discounted conference rate. 

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!

OVERFLOW ACCOMMODATIONS

If rooms at the Radisson and Hilton are sold out you can also find accommodations nearby. Please note the conference does not have a block of rooms at these hotels, so availability may be limited. 

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.