September 17-19, 2023
Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center
1200 Conference Center Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129


September 17-19, 2023 |  Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center
1200 Conference Center Blvd.  |  Murfreesboro, TN 37129


Call for Presenters

Call for Presenters

Submit your proposal for TNSCALI!

The Tennessee School Counselor Association (TSCA) and the National Center for Youth Issues (NCYI) invites you to submit a proposal to present a breakout session at the Tennessee School Counselor and Administrator Leadership Institute. Your experience in this field is even more valuable when shared with others who care about meeting the personal/social, academic and career needs of the children and youth of Tennessee.

Thanks for joining us for the 2022 Tennessee School Counselor and Administrator Leadership Institute!​

We look forward to seeing you next year.



We are looking for presentations that will help to build the capacity of Tennessee school counselors and administrators to help our students be ready for the next step on their academic and social/emotional journey.

All sessions selected will need to meet the requirements to offer both NBCC and TASL credits. In order to qualify for TASL and NBCC credits, all the information on the form below is required from each Lead Presenter.

Targeted Areas

Implementing the School Counseling Model and Standards

  • Engaging school/district leaders in the implementation of the counseling program
  • Effective strategies for administrators to support the implementation of the school counseling program
  • Creating strong needs assessments
  • Assessments and evaluations of counseling programs and individual programs and services
  • Setting program goals aligned to student and school needs
  • Effective strategies to close achievement and opportunity gaps
  • Using data to deliver effective counseling programs and show impact on student outcomes
  • Utilizing social media to market your counseling program
  • Managing your program with technology (i.e. time and data trackers)


School Counseling Core Curriculum

  • Prevention strategies for drop out, teen pregnancy, suicide and alcohol/drug abuse
  • Postsecondary readiness strategies for all grade levels
  • Lesson and Activity plans to meet school counseling standards

Individual Student Planning

  • Supporting seamless transitions from elementary to middle to high school to postsecondary training and the workforce
  • Strong Student Advising
    Improving ACT scores
  • Effective Counselor roles with RTII
  • Improving graduation rate
  • Reducing Test Anxiety


Responsive Services

  • Helping Homeless Students
  • Effective School Counselor intervention for student discipline issues
  • Meeting ESSA Benchmarks by addressing Chronic Absenteeism
  • Addressing students mental health issues


Student Support Services

  • Leading trainings for teachers and parents
  • Effective parent engagement strategies
  • Building community partnerships
  • Advocating to reduce systemic barriers to student success

Must 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 31, 2023

Notice regarding proposal acceptance will be sent via e-mail 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.




Presenter Instructions

  • HANDOUTS: A QR code will be used for attendees to gain access to session handouts. Please provide a file/s to by August 15, 2023 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.
  • HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Presenters must make their own hotel reservations and are responsible for all other travel expenses.
  • CO-PRESENTERS: 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.
  • WI-FI: 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.
  • AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT: All meeting rooms will be arranged theater style. Please note that the Institute will provide a screen, A/V cart and power supply at no charge to you. However, the Institute will not be able to provide any other A/V equipment. You are responsible for providing your own LCD Projector, 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


September 17-19

Lead Presenter Rate


Pre-institute session included

The discounted presenter rate can only be used for the lead presenter. All co-presenters may register at the standard attendee registration rate. If your session is approved, the Lead Presenter will be emailed a link to the exclusive registration portal for approved lead presenters.

If your co-presenter, 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 institute.



This portal is now closed.

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.