Live webinars are offered on the second Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon, Eastern. Click on the webinar titles below to register.
Advising Gifted Yet Struggling Students (and Parents!): What Is Twice-Exceptionality and How Does It Impact Independent Educational Consulting?Includes a Live Event on 06/11/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
This webinar will review the surprising characteristics of this complex profile and how to best serve them in our practices. The session will explore the intake process, how to determine what type of school or program has the ability to support this student, working with parents, and case studies.
Hate Speech in the Milieu: Defending Safe SpaceIncludes a Live Event on 07/09/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Educators from across the country are reporting a disturbing trend in US schools: A dramatic increase in hate speech, and in hate crimes emerging from it. Programs have noted this, as well as an accompanying unapologetic and defensive posture taken by students and, in some cases, their parents. How do programs cultivate a sense of emotional and physical safety in the face of this shift? In this webinar, we will explore the phenomenal increase in racist, homophobic, and misogynistic rhetoric among students in milieus across levels of care. We propose solutions to mitigate the hate.
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.