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
Office Assistants Programs
New Counselor Workshop
Summer Institute
Post-Summer Institute College Tour
Colloquium
New Directors Workshop 


College Tours

ACCIS College Tours will return when we are able to plan beyond 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

ACCIS Office Assistants Program Virtual Edition!
April 15-16, 2021
Registration fee will be $100. More info to come. Stay tuned!

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 each program, 35-40 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.

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


New Counselor Workshop

July 27-29, 2021 - Virtual Edition!

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 of 35-40 participants, led by a rockstar ACCIS-member faculty team, 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. 

During each day of the Workshop, faculty will be joined by energetic and knowledgeable panelists for both small and large group discussions to help attendees increase comfort and confidence with the information, themes, and expectations of college counseling at an independent school. Each day includes time for conversation and periodic breaks. 

Registration fee and registration opening date to be announced in early 2021. 
More information about this program is found by clicking on the "Programs" tab in the header bar above.


Summer Institute

Summer Institute - Virtual Edition!
June 28-30, 2021
 

ACCIS Summer Institute remains a highlight of the year for our members. Each summer, we *usually* travel to 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 virtually, once again, as we come together to ask and answer questions, and much more. 

Registration fee and registration opening date to be announced in early 2021. 
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 will return soon.

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


Colloquium

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Virtual Colloquium
February 21-23 2021
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO JOINED US!

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is excited to bring you ACCIS’s first DEI Colloquium to be held virtually Sunday, February 21 to Tuesday, February, 23. 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. View the DE&I Colloquium Schedule here!

Colloquium Highlights:

  • Rosetta Lee, DEI practitioner and national speaker, will kick-off the program on Sunday.
  • Keynote sessions will be led by our college counseling colleagues.
  • Cohort discussions will follow each keynote session to allow for more in-depth engagement around these important topics. Cohort groups will provide a more intimate conference experience and sense of community.
  • 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.

Rec Writers Workshop
July 21-22, 2021 - Virtual Edition!

Back by popular demand (and postponed from summer 2020), Colloquium 2021 is a virtual Rec Writers Workshop. The Workshop is intended to help college counselors sharpen and reawaken their skills in recommendation letter writing. Workshop sessions will offer participants the chance to have a few of their letters reviewed - with warmth and positivity - by trusted, professional peers. Experienced admission leaders will join the program to discuss letter writing from their perspectives as readers, highlighting strategies for conveying student candidacies concisely and powerfully. Finally, there is a small amount of actual writing time built into the program. Participants can put into practice what they've learned, potentially even trying out a new approach or letter format. 

Registration fee and registration opening date to be announced in early 2021.
More information about this program is found by clicking on the "Programs" tab in the header bar above.


New Directors Workshop

July 13-15, 2021 - Virtual Edition!

In order to support new college counseling office directors within our member schools, ACCIS offers the (virtual) New Directors Workshop, an intentional gathering to assist our organization’s directors of college counseling (or equivalent titles) who will start the next academic year with 0-3 years of experience in that role. This program is geared toward those with prior college counseling experience in schools; for directors brand new to college counseling in independent schools, the New Counselor Workshop may be the preferred choice, but is not a prerequisite for this program. Led by a rockstar ACCIS-member faculty team, the workshop balances presentations and group discussion, with sessions on topics including: Aligning Philosophy, Mission, and Culture; Internal and External Communication; Budgeting and Other Office Protocols; Accountability re: Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; Co-Directorships and the Internal Promotion; Adding to your Team - Hiring; and Using Data - Board Reports and More. 

Registration fee and registration opening date to be announced in early 2021. The New Directors Workshop runs every other year. 
More information about this program is found by clicking on the "Programs" tab in the header bar above.