Upcoming Programs

TO REGISTER FOR ANY ACCIS PROGRAM:
ACCIS programs are open to current ACCIS members (and invited presenters) only. Attendees must have membership accounts to register. In advance of registration, please have your school's primary account holder add additional colleagues (Office Assistants as well as College Counselors) to your school account.  

Are you a college/university interested in hosting an ACCIS program? Email Emmi Harward, ACCIS Executive Director, to discuss!


Scroll for more information on upcoming programs or click on a program below. More information about ACCIS programs can be found by clicking on the "Programs" tab in the header bar above

College Tours
Colloquium
Equity & Innovation Summit
New Counselor Workshop
New Directors Workshop
Office Assistants Programs
Summer Institute
Post-Summer Institute College Tour


College Tours

ACCIS College Tours will return when we are able to plan beyond the current budget, travel, and safety limitations. Stay tuned.

More information about this program is found by clicking on the "Programs" tab in the header bar above.


Office Assistants Programs

2023 date and location COMING SOON!

More information coming soon. Registration will open in early 2023 and at least one week's notice will be given.

This unique opportunity for college counseling office/administrative assistants features the discussion of best practices in working with the counselors, families, processes, and the information technology that is all at the heart of our college counseling work. During the program, participants gather for two days of dialogue, idea exchange, and collaboration. Participants depart having gained knowledge and a network of colleagues for continued professional communication and support.

The 2022 VIRTUAL program schedule is linked here.

More information about this program is found by clicking on the "Programs" tab in the header bar above.


New Counselor Workshop

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
June 23-25, 2023
Registration fee is $500 (including single-occupancy on-campus housing Friday-Saturday nights; commuter fee is $450)

SAVE THE DATE! More information coming soon. Registration will open in April 2023.

The New Counselor Workshop is designed for college counselors from 0 to 2 years of experience who are new to the work, whether shifting from another role in independent schools, moving from college admission, or approaching the role from another background or lens entirely. This gathering focuses on essential skills, knowledge, and strategies for guiding students and families through the college search process, learning about college options, and networking resources for continued professional growth. Additionally, the faculty is committed to offering all sessions and facilitating all discussions using a DE&I lens by incorporating/focusing on the range of populations in our schools. The program is limited to 40 attendees. 

More information about this program is found by clicking on the "Programs" tab in the header bar above.


Summer Institute

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
June 25-28, 2023
Registration fee is $600 (including single-occupancy on-campus housing Sunday-Tuesday nights; commuter fee is $500)

SAVE THE DATE! More information coming soon. Registration will open in mid-March 2023.

ACCIS Summer Institute remains a highlight of the year for our members. Visit a host college/university campus for intentional time together to share our own experience and expertise with colleagues and friends as they share their own. This is what makes our flagship professional development event different from other conferences; every conversation is relevant to the work of college counseling in independent schools. Join us as we come together to ask and answer questions, and much more. Summer Institute capacity is 300 attendees; there is no longer a limit to the number of counselors per school that may attend. 

The Summer Institute schedule includes member-led Educational Sessions and Roundtable discussions, Affinity Groups, and a keynote speaker to be announced. 

*Area colleges will also welcome ACCIS counselors for campus tours following Summer Institute. Details and instructions for registering for these tours directly with the colleges will be made available in the spring.

More information about this program is found by clicking on the "Programs" tab in the header bar above.


Post-Summer Institute College Tour

ACCIS Post-Summer Institute College Tour

departing June 28, 2023
Registration fee TBA

More information coming soon. Registration will open in spring 2023.

More information about this program is found by clicking on the "Programs" tab in the header bar above.


Colloquium 

Thank you for joining us for the Rec Writers Workshop in July 2022! 

The Summer Colloquium will take a hiatus during Summer 2023. 

More information about this program is found by clicking on the "Programs" tab in the header bar above.


Equity & Innovation Summit
formerly known as the Virtual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Colloquium

Charlotte, NC, hosted by Queens University
February 19-21, 2023
Registration fee is $350 per member. 

**REGISTER HERE**

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is excited to bring you ACCIS’s Equity & Innovation Summit (formerly DE&I Colloquium) to be held in-person in February 2023. There has never been a better time for us to engage together in the important work of equity and justice as an Association. As college counselors who are guiding and advising future generations every day in our work, we too should be allies in the work of diversity, equity and inclusion. Join us for three days of engaging in critical conversations and the important work required for us all to learn and grow together.

Colloquium Highlights:

  • Keynote sessions led by invited guests and our college counseling colleagues
  • Cohort discussions will follow each keynote session to allow for more in-depth engagement around these important topics. Cohorts conversations are designed to provide a more intimate conference experience for the participants.
  • Affinity group sessions will provide safe and supportive spaces where participants will be able to engage freely in important conversations.
  • Roundtable discussions will take a deeper dive into current issues with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Attendees should plan to be in Charlotte by 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 19 and are free to depart after 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 21. The program will kick off with a dinner hosted by Queens University on Sunday, February 19 at 5:30 pm. We will conclude by 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 21. All meals will be included, except dinner on Monday. Registered attendees will reserve rooms in the discounted ACCIS block at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Charlotte-Southpark for $175/night + tax and includes breakfast; a reservation link will be provided in the registration confirmation email. The program has a capacity of 60 attendees and we will maintain a wait list if necessary.

All attendees are expected to have up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination prior to arrival. By registering for this event you agree to this vaccination requirement. You acknowledge that participation in this event brings some risk and hereby assume responsibility for your own well-being.

Questions? Please contact Michele Davis or Warren Quirett, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee co-chairs, or Linda Pierre, ACCIS Director of Member Services & Operations. 


New Directors Workshop

July 2023 - dates TBD

The New Directors Workshop runs every other year and will return in 2023. 

More information about this program is found by clicking on the "Programs" tab in the header bar above.