Live webinars are offered on the second Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon, Eastern. Click on the webinar titles below to register.
Finding Work-Life Balance: Fact or Fiction?Includes a Live Event on 08/13/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Time management and work-life balance for independent educational consultants is a topic not frequently covered in sessions. This webinar will feature insights gathered from an industry wide survey on the topic of creating and maintaining a work-life balance. The goal is to identify time management tips, how to avoid common pitfalls, and to provide practical tools to participants to support their goal of creating work-life balance.
Less Stress, More Happiness: How-tos for IECs and Their ClientsIncludes a Live Event on 09/10/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Competition, selectivity, unpredictability, and soaring tuition costs. Unfortunately, these stressors in college admissions are increasingly impacting the way that students, their families, and we—the helping professionals—experience the process. Elevated stressors can diminish the joy in our work. While we can't change the "big picture" stressors overnight, there is much that we professionals can do to balance some of the stress with a healthy sense of hopefulness and excitement. Leveraging our combined experience as professional independent educational consultants, educators, and parents, let's discuss how we can achieve this, examining family dynamics, stress management, boundary-setting, mindfulness and related ideas.
A Brief Overview of the SAO Common Application and the Gateway PortalIncludes a Live Event on 10/08/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
This webinar will offer a brief overview of the SAO common and the Gateway portal applications. The mere existence of these two independent school application portals creates confusion for the end user and independent educational consultants (IECs). This webinar will help inform IECs of the similarities and differences between these two application options and provide constructive advice to their clients about when and how to use these tools. The presentation will also offer instruction about how to fully utilize both portals’ Advisor Workstations.
Helping Students with LDs Optimize Outcomes on Admissions and TestingIncludes a Live Event on 11/12/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)
When it comes to college admissions and admissions testing, some students will face challenges stemming from individual learning differences. These students can benefit from specific interventions to help them optimize performance on admissions tasks and tests such as the SAT and ACT. Students with ADHD may need to shift their approach, working to self-regulate their attention using a variety of techniques. Students with executive function issues or dyslexia may also benefit from strategic adjustments. Let’s examine the most common learning differences you may come across in your practice and discuss how to coach your students to reach their peak performance.
Understanding Neuropsychological TestingIncludes a Live Event on 12/10/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)
This webinar is designed to help independent educational consultants understand and digest the components and findings of neuropsycholological and psychoeducational evaluation and provide a platform for understanding the sometimes dense and detailed reports. This complex issue will be broken down into real-world, accessible language using actual case examples. Emphasis will be given to describing what the various tests are assessing and how the data can be used to inform educational decisions.