Spring Counselor Workshops


Spring 2019 Offerings

In Spring 2019, we are offering three types of opportunities for professional development. All are meant to provide attendees with tools, resources, and networking opportunities around supporting students with their post-high school plans.

These opportunities are for:

  • School Counselors
  • Career Counselors/Specialists
  • District-Level College/Career Staff 
  • College Admissions Staff
  • Nonprofit Organization Staff
  • School Administrators
  • Teachers

Guiding Students Forward Workshops

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), and the Washington College Access Network (WCAN) will be trying something new this spring! Join a cross-section of Washington state’s student success community to discuss how to best support today’s students.

We know what we do matters to our students’ future economic security; career preparation and college-going conversations with school staff make college attendance three times more likely, and financial aid applications seven times more likely.

Navigating the way forward is the theme of this third annual career and college readiness workshop.  Join us to discuss strategies for helping students on their journey as they consider issues they want to tackle, who they want to become, and how they’ll get there.

As practitioners, we’ll come together to share state-of-the-art perspectives on career and college preparation pathways with a focus on:

  • Engaging low-income students and students of color.
  • Connecting the dots from middle, high school, and college-going choices to jobs and livelihood.
  • Integrating with statewide action, policy, and practice.

Location and Clock Hours

  • Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop will run until 3:00 p.m.
    • Heritage University, March 13
    • Tacoma Professional Development Center, March 26
  • 6 clock hours

Financial Aid Train the Trainer

Join these workshops for a deep dive into the most commonly asked financial aid questions and scenarios. Topics will include verification, the impact of college savings programs on financial aid, helping with “summer melt”, verification and more!

Location and Clock Hours

  • Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the workshop will run until 2:30 p.m.
    • Saint Martin's University, April 18 (Lacey, WA)
    • Gonzaga University, April 23 (Spokane, WA)
  • 6 clock hours

Registration: : https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4830367/Financial-Aid-Train-the-Trainer

Wednesday Webinars

OSPI and WSAC co-host monthly webinars on a variety of topics ranging from mental health/social-emotional resources, dual credit, and many others! There are several webinars coming soon, and recordings are posted after a webinar occurs. Visit www.readysetgrad.org/WedsWebinar for more information, schedules, recordings and to register!