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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

Our Events

    • June 22, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM
    • The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
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    Join us for the 4th annual VSCA Summer Summit on Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 9:00 am to 2:45 pm on the beautiful campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA!

    The Summit will be held at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center and registration will begin at 8:30 am. 

    Attendees will:

    • Learn strategies for building relationships with students, providing opportunities for equitable dialogue and participatory decision making
    • Gain resources on how to implement the restorative justice process as a school counselor 
    • Learn the power of sister circles as affinity groups
    • Gain knowledge and tips on transforming your school culture
    • This event is CEU Eligible! 

    Cost = $50 for VSCA members, $50 for non-members, and $50 for students. Registration is open until Saturday, June 10, 2023.  

    To pay your event registration fee, please do so on the website prior to the event. Lunch will be provided! 

    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 this special rate. Click on the link below: 

    Hotel Reservations - VSCA Summer Summit 2023

    Please contact Shannon Edwards ( or Alison Bollander ( with any questions. Thank you!

    VSCA PD Team


Annual Conference


VSCA Conference

October 19-21, 2022

Hampton, VA

Why Hampton?

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