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Each year, the Virginia School Counselor Association hosts a number of professional development opportunities and events.  This past year, the VSCA has hosted the annual conference, King's Dominion Counselor Day, the spring symposium, various Meet & Greets, Twitter chats, the summer summit, monthly podcasts, and many more.  The Professional Development Committee is committed to bringing you timely, relevant, and cost-effective opportunities.  Be sure to check out the events below and follow our Podcast, SCOPE, to keep up with all of the latest happenings around the state.  If you have any suggestions, feedback, or requests for particular professional development in your area, please contact the Professional Development Committee Chair at vscaprofdevelopment@gmail.com

Next Event: VSCA Summer Summit - June 25, 2021

Registration is open!

Upcoming Events

VSCA Summer Summit

June 25, 2021Blacksburg, VA
 VSCA Annual ConferenceOctober 20-22, 2021 Hampton, VA


Annual Conference


VSCA Conference

October 20-22, 2021

Hampton, VA


Our Events

    • June 25, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • The Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center at Virginia Tech
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    Join us for the 2nd annual VSCA Summer Summit 2021 on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on the beautiful campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA! Please note that this event will be live streamed for those wishing to attend virtually. 

    As an update, registration for this event will be capped at 75 attendees due to COVID-19 restrictions. Once our cap of 75 attendees has been met, we will begin placing registrants on a wait list. Please be sure to make your registration as soon as possible.

    We will continue to share updates as event logistics are confirmed. Our goal is to provide as many in-person and virtual seats as possible for the event. 

    Attendees will:

    • Reconnect and Recharge with School Counselors

    • Learn strategies for virtual school counseling

    • Learn strategies for helping students struggling with mental health

    • Gain resources for social emotional learning

    • Gain resources and insight for diversity and building inclusive communities within your school

    • This event is CEU Eligible! 

    Cost = $30 and registration is open until Friday, June 11, 2021. 

    Hotel/Lodging – We have a block of rooms reserved at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center if you need a hotel reservation.  As school counselors, we receive a special rate of $105 per night for a single occupancy room however please make your reservation ASAP to receive the guaranteed rate. The Inn is within walking distance of the Virginia Tech Visitor Center. 

    Hotel Reservation link: 

    Summer Summit for School Counselors

    As we approach the event date, we will be reaching out to registered attendees regarding information concerning parking and additional logistics. Please contact Shannon Edwards (spedwards@hcps.us) or Rachel Wheeler (rwheeler@hcps.us) with any questions. Thank you!

    VSCA PD Team

Past Events 

  • 16 Oct 2019  VSCA Annual Conference
  • 21 June 2019 VSCA Summer Summit at VA Tech to Help Counselors with Advocacy
  • 04 Mar 2019 Spring Symposium: Evidence-Based Strategies & Techniques to Help Students with Anxiety
  • 09 Jan 2019 VSCA Legislative Day with 74 School Counselors 
  • 17 Oct 2018     VSCA Annual Conference

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