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District Seminar Week: Registration is Open

  • February 26, 2021

District Seminars Committee Registration for the 2021 Virtual District Seminars is officially open! This year the District Seminars will take place during the week of March 22nd. Sessions will address counseling and admission concerns for high schools, community colleges, four-year…

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Advocacy in Action

  • February 26, 2021

Government Relations Committee IACAC and the Illinois School Counselor Association(ISCA) partnered in February to provide a virtual advocacy experience. Over 50 members from both organizations reached out to Illinois legislators to advocate for joint priorities like funding to reduce school…

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Member Spotlight: February 2021

  • February 26, 2021

This month's Member Spotlight features Franciene Sabens, School Counselor at Elverado High School. How long have you worked in counseling? 13 years How did you get into counseling? Counseling is my second career, prior to this I was a litigation…

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President’s Update: January 2021

  • January 29, 2021

Megan O'Rourke IACAC President Providence College I’m not one for resolutions necessarily, I usually end up forgetting about them a few weeks later. This year, given the dumpster fire that was 2020, I decided to start 2021 with a new…

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Update from Your NACAC Delegates

  • January 29, 2021

Brian Hodges University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Hello IACAC, On Monday, January 25, NACAC CEO Angel Perez and NACAC President Todd Rinehart shared proposed governance changes. The NACAC Board of Directors is proposing amendments to the by-laws that would enable ALL…

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A New Kind of Advocacy Day

  • January 29, 2021

Emily Tabeek Southern Illinois University Carbondale It’s that time of year! Around this time every year, the Government Relations Committee would be planning to hold our in-person Advocacy Day in Springfield. As with everything else, we have had to change…

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Introducing: Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • January 29, 2021

Joe Freeman Beacon Academy Sylvia Hernandez Michigan State University Over eighteen months ago, IACAC President Megan O’Rourke proposed the addition of special interest groups (SIGs) to our organization’s professional development offerings. The original plan was to roll this out during…

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The Business of Making the World a Better Place

  • January 29, 2021

Courtney Klinedinst University of Tennessee Knoxville We work in the business of making futures. Yep! We work to provide opportunities to students to reach their fullest potential; to find their strengths and passions, improve their skill sets, and take what…

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Member Spotlight: January 2021

  • January 29, 2021

This month's Member Spotlight features Sandie Gilbert, Retired from Highland Park High School and College Consultant at Ravinia College Consulting. How long have you worked in counseling? 26 years How did you get into counseling? I was teaching English and…

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Minutes in a Sec – November 2020

  • January 29, 2021

The “Minutes in a Sec” memo, a compilation of motions passed and highlights from our recent Executive Board meetings, is an effort to keep our membership more informed. As always, our Meeting Minutes are available at Meeting Minutes & Reports for…

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