Professional Development

ISCA is committed to bringing professional development opportunities to its members. Check back often to find out about new and exciting opportunities around the state.

Current Opportunities:

ISCA/ICAN Webianr Series
The Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA) and the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) partner to provide a webinar series on important topics and issues facing school counselors today. Check out the current list of scheduled webinars and stay tuned for additional

Leveraging the Counselor-Principal Relationship to Increase College and Career Readiness
Tuesday, February 2 . 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. . FFA Enrichment Center . Ankeny
Hear from the CEO of Prositions, an Urbandale-based talen-consulting firm, about the skills and talents needed in our 21st century workplace. See how the College Board's components of CCR integrate with Iowa's definition, and leave with specific next steps to move your students forward on their journey of readiness. Register online.

Iowa Youth Survey Reports for 2014

The Iowa Youth Survey (IYS) district and non-public school reports are available from the 2014 survey. Click here for more information on how to access your report.

Resource Recommendations from ISCA Level Vice-Presidents
Each level Vice-President takes the time to review their roles and responsibilities, as well as provide their favorite go-to resources for their programs. Sarah Majoros (VP-Elementary), Theresa Kenser (VP-Middle School/Junior High), Meri Edle (VP Secondary) and Sandra Henning (VP K-12). Click here.

Join an ISCA Board Committee:

There are many opportunities to get involved, including board committees. Committees such as Advocacy, Newsletter, Awards & Recognition, and many more work toward the overall success of ISCA and all Iowa Professional School Counselors. Find a committee that interests you, contact the chair and join today. You'll learn about the different aspects of committee work, gain leadership experience and help elevate the profession around the state. Learn more.

Join the ISCA Board:
Being an ISCA board member is the chance to become a leader in your profession, and you simply have to love your job. The ISCA board is made up of individuals from a vast array of backgrounds with a large range of talents. Together, the board works to raise awareness of school counselor issues, advocate for the profession, seek out professional development opportunities, and plans the annual conference. Learn more.

Summer Book Club:
Take part in our summer book forum. We pick a book and throughout the summer read the book and work through a variety of activities and discussion questions as a group. Stay tuned for more information about the 2015 summer opportunity.

Join the ISCA list of mentors and share your professional experiences with other counselors. Provide a summary of your school setting and experience, along with your contact information and we'll add you to our ISCA Member Mentor program. This new initiative will allow counselors from around the state to connect with counselors, share experience and seek advice. If you are interested in participating, email

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