Colorado School Counselor Association

Promoting Excellence in Professional School Counseling

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Sessions

A virtual conference session schedule will be released as the conference approaches



Keynote Speaker
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Brian Coleman as our 2020 CSCA Conference Keynote Speaker
Mr. Brian Coleman was the 2019 National School Counselor of the Year and the first African-American winner of this prestigious honor. He was also a 2019 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Upstander Award recipient for his commitment to LGBTQA+ youth advocacy. Coleman has spent the last year traveling the country as an ambassador for the school counseling profession speaking on issues ranging from comprehensive sexual health education and counseling program design to counselor identity and engagement strategies within the school community.  He is in his sixth year with Jones College Prep where he has served as Counseling Department Chair for three years. At Jones, Mr. Coleman has overseen counseling programming for seniors and freshmen, sophomore sexual health education, JCP’s student mentorship program, and the school’s LGBTQA+ student organization JonesPride. In the last year, he has also participated in DePaul University’s “Here We Do” and McDonald’s “Black and Positively Golden” promotional campaigns. He has also contributed to pieces for Forbes, Teen Vogue, and Chicago Tribune among others.  Coleman is a proud graduate of Northwestern University as well as DePaul University where he was named the College of Education’s 2019 Alumni of the Year.  He enjoys all things unicorn, most things theatrical, and a good amount of professional wrestling!
ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Brian as he presents Embrace and Empower the Unicorns. As school counselors, we recognize strengths and gifts in our students that they may not see in themselves. When we harness our own unique gifts, we can create a safe and accountable space for students to shine a light on their own. Brian will share how you can use your individual strengths to enhance your counseling program and related interventions.
Participants will:
• Learn how to use personal strengths to build rapport with students
• Discuss (and roleplay) practical strategies to engage students
• Identify comprehensive school counseling program components that increase student outcomes.


Pre-Conference Session  
TBD
 

CEUs
TBD