Friday, October 16, 2020

The College Counseling Institute is a one-day professional development opportunity for high school counselors who want to learn more about helping their students with the college admissions process. Counselors will have the opportunity to attend four sessions throughout the day with topics that include: 

  • Admit? Waitlist? Deny? You Decide!
  • Writing Letters of Recommendation
  • College Athletics - Role of High School Counselors
  • One Size Does Not Fit All: Finding the Right "Fit"
  • Financial Aid 101
  • Mental Health, Barriers, and Being Successful at the Next Level
  • Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities
  • Advising Students on College Application Essay Writing
  • The Transfer Process
  • Best Serving the Often Underserved: First-Gen, Low-Income, and Undocumented Students

Click HERE to see the full agenda for CCI with session descriptions, and presenter information.

This event will be particularly helpful for counselors new to college counseling (five years or less), but seasoned counselors seeking additional professional development are also welcome!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCI will be a completely virtual event, and will take place on Friday, October 16, 2020. Additionally, you will need to have an active MOACAC membership in order to attend the CCI.

CCI Agenda
8:00 - 8:30 am: Check-In
8:30 - 8:50 am: Welcome
9:00 - 9:50 am: Session #1
10:00 - 10:50 am: Session #2
10:50 am - 12:00 pm: Lunch on your own
12:00 - 12:50 pm: Session #3
1:00 - 1:50 pm: Session #4

Register for CCI 2020

If you have any questions, please reach out to Darren Meeker, Professional Development Committee Co-Chair.

Professional Development Co-Chairs:

Jenny Chism
Fontbonne University
St. Louis, MO
[email protected]
314-889-1413

Darren Meeker
Rockhurst High School
Kansas City, MO
[email protected]
816-363-2036 x517