Nevada School Counselor Association Conference

March 4-5, 2022

Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
4000 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

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SPONSORED BY

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For more information please contact Emily McClure, RPM Coordinator, via emcclure@govmail.state.nv.us or at 775.684.9340.

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The Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) supports and advances the work of counseling and enrollment professionals from California and Nevada as they help all students realize their full potential, with emphasis on freshman and transfer transitions to higher education and attention to access and equity for all students. For more information please contact Janet Stake, via email or at 775.784.4901.
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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 Cathy.

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Harmony SEL is a social and emotional learning program for Pre-K-6 grade students, accessible online and at no cost. Harmony fosters knowledge, skills, and attitudes boys and girls need to develop healthy identities, create meaningful relationships, and engage productively by providing SEL learning resources, tools, and strategies.

For more information please contact Donald Ortman, Ambassador, via email.

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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 via email.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success

Principal Baruti Kafele

Friday, March 4, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Welcome Keynote Speaker

 

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.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Based on Principal Kafele’s best selling book, Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success, Principal Kafele asserts that the various gaps in student achievement continue to rank amongst the most important discussions in education today. Equally important for educators is the continued lack of student motivation, undesirable student behaviors and apathy towards achievement across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines. In this high energy, interactive session, Principal Kafele argues that one of the greatest difficulties to closing the various achievement gaps is the overwhelming assumption that achievement is in fact, the problem. He says that the achievement gap is a consequence of the failure to adequately address what he calls, the Attitude Gap (the gap between those students who have the will to strive for academic excellence and those who do not) that continues to persist in American classrooms. Principal Kafele contends that unmotivated, underachieving children are actually “most brilliant and most highly capable” but their attitudes toward themselves, toward learning and toward the prospects for their futures are preventing them from striving to maximize their potential. He says that when educators therefore make the transformation of their students’ attitudes toward themselves, learning and the prospects for their futures a priority, the probability for their achievement increases exponentially! Principal Kafele will provide educators with strategies within a framework for closing the attitude gap toward the ultimate elimination of underachievement in their classrooms and schools. He will simultaneously challenge educators to look honestly within themselves toward ensuring academic success through the following: environment for learning, attitudes toward students, relationship with students, compassion for students and relevance in instruction.

How Do You View the World? A Discussion of Diversity and Equity

Robert Jamison

Saturday, March 5, 2022 | PART I 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. | PART II 10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Robert Jamison is currently the Coordinator of School Counseling Services at the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. He has numerous years of experience as a School Counselor and also as a School Counseling Department Chair. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia as well as his Master of Science in Education in School Counseling and his Education Specialist degrees from Old Dominion University. Mr. Jamison supports school counselors across the state of Virginia as a member of the Board of Directors for the Virginia School Counselor Association. And, he recently served on the Virginia Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, established by Governor McAuliffe in Executive Order 69. Mr. Jamison has spoken at numerous state and national conferences. Whether conducting professional development activities or supporting students and families, Mr. Jamison enjoys working and collaborating with all stakeholders.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Robert as he presents How Do You View the World? A Discussion of Diversity and Equity. The goal of this introspective session is for participants to think about diversity and equity through a more expansive lens. The presenter will review common terms used in schools, classrooms and organizations and how these terms relate to our behaviors. The session will also review things to consider when working with staff and students, and personal stories related to these topics will be shared. Participants will be asked to participate in individual, small and large group activities throughout the presentation.

SCHEDULE

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Friday, March 4, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Registration & Information Center Open

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

President’s Welcome with Featured Speakers

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Welcome Keynote Speaker
Principal Baruti Kafele

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

10:50 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Breakout Session 1

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Luncheon

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Break with Exhibitors

1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

1:55 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Break with Exhibitors

2:15 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Break with Exhibitors

3:30 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.

Breakout Session 4

Saturday, March 5, 2022

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration and Information Center Open

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Awards Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Keynote Session
Part I – Robert Jamison

10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Extended Keynote Session
Part II – Robert Jamison

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors

11:45 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Breakout Session 5

12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:40 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Breakout Session 6

2:35 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Transition Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Breakout Session 7

3:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Transition Break

3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NvSCA Membership Meeting via Zoom

Meeting ID: 820 3615 5522
Passcode: 426092

REGISTRATION

Become a Member and Save!

You can save $75 on your conference registration by becoming a member of the NvSCA for only $50! Before registering for the conference, please visit the NvSCA website and become a member, or renew your annual membership to save.

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 for you (Modeled from ASCA) to customize according to your needs to support your efforts to attend the 2022 NvSCA Conference!

Full Conference (March 4-5, 2022)

EARLY REGISTRATION**
(by January 15, 2022)

PROFESSIONALS
– NvSCA Member*: $165
– NON-Member: $240

STUDENTS OR RETIREES
– NvSCA Member*: $90
– NON-Member: $140

REGULAR REGISTRATION
(January 16 – February 18, 2022)

PROFESSIONALS
– NvSCA Member*: $215
– NON-Member: $290

STUDENTS OR RETIREES
– NvSCA Member*: $115
– NON-Member: $165

FINAL REGISTRATION
(after February 18, 2022)

PROFESSIONALS
– NvSCA Member*: $265
– NON-Member: $340

STUDENTS OR RETIREES
– NvSCA Member*: $140
– NON-Member: $190

*NvSCA membership must be good through March 5, 2022 (must provide member number).

**To qualify for the Early Registration Rate, 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.

REGISTRATIONS CAN NOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT PAYMENT. PLEASE SEND PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION FORM(S) TOGETHER.

Paying with a Credit Card?

Choose one of these options:

  • ONLINE
  • Scan and EMAIL Registration Form(s)
  • FAX Registration Form(s)
  • MAIL Registration Form(s)
  • PHONE

Paying with a Purchase Order?

Choose one of these options:

  • Scan and EMAIL PO with the Registration Form(s)
  • FAX PO with the Registration Form(s)
  • MAIL PO with the Registration Form(s)

*Purchase orders must be made payable to National Center for Youth Issues.


Paying with a Check?

  • MAIL check with the Registration Form(s)

*Checks must be made payable to National Center for Youth Issues.

EMAIL: registrations@ncyi.org

FAX: (423) 899-4547

PHONE: (866) 318-6294

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

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.

The sponsors of the conference receive registrant contact information.

ONLINE REGISTRATION 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.

Register Below

Or print out a registration form to send in with your payment.

Please Note: If we are forced to cancel the NVSCA 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 February 4, 2022. All cancellations before February 4, 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 are still unfolding and being developed. The NVSCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the conference.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

HOST HOTEL:

Gold Coast Hotel & Casino

4000 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

The Gold Coast Hotel & Casino has a conference rate of $45 plus tax on Thursday night (March 3) and $89 plus tax on Friday and Saturday nights (March 4-5), which remains valid for reservations made by February 19, 2022, while rooms are available. There will be a resort fee of $30.99/night. The hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL: (800) 675-3267. Please be sure to mention the group code “NSCC22C“.
  • RESERVE ONLINE: Reserve online at the Gold Coast website by using the group code listed above.
 

HOST HOTEL:

Gold Coast Hotel & Casino

4000 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

The Gold Coast Hotel & Casino has a conference rate of $45 plus tax on Thursday night (March 3) and $89 plus tax on Friday and Saturday nights (March 4-5), which remains valid for reservations made by February 19, 2022, while rooms are available. There will be a resort fee of $30.99/night. The hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL: (800) 675-3267. Please be sure to mention the group code “NSCC22C“.
  • RESERVE ONLINE: Reserve online at the Gold Coast website by using the group code listed above.