Annual Spring Conference

 

 

Early Conference Registration

OPEN NOW & ends March 7
*Register before March 7th for discounted conference registration plus a chance to win an ECHO Dot, Pub crawl tickets and more.

 

Location

DoubleTree

(406) 252-7400

27 N 27th S,

Billings, MT 59101

*Rooms Reserved under MSCA - to receive state rate!*

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Morning:

Chris Cavanaugh: DEA , Drugs What’s new, what’s different and how it affect kids and families

                

Earl Campbell:  BPS Police Internet Crime Against Children Task Force, How Criminal Minds Use Social Media to Target our Youth.

Receive information on the new apps and digital opportunities that criminals use to attack our youth and learn tools they can use to protect themselves.

 

Afternoon:

Choose two sectionals

Friday, April 5, 2019

Morning & Afternoon:

Julia V. Taylor, Ph.D.:

Session 1: Strengthening Sisterhood: Empowering Girls to Resist Societal Pressures, Fight Unrealistic Media Standards, and Develop a Healthy Body Image

This session will address these important issues, with a focus on helping girls develop leadership skills to combat and revive a generation that has become exhausted by body bashing, social media saturation, and the myth of perfection.

 

Session 2: Self-Harm, Suicide & Social Media: Helping Students Ask for Help

This presentation will focus on helping students prevent, intervene, and break the code of silence regarding self-injurious and suicidal behavior. Participants will gain insight into the darker side of social media, including sensitive self-disclosures and anonymous communities of support, along with school-wide strategies to promote mental health literacy and encourage students to reach out for help.

 

AND FUN

*Prizes *Registration night social

*Thursday Night Social    *Pub Crawl*

 

Conference Rates:


 

Early Bird

(Until March 7th)

Registration

(After March 7th)

One Day

Registration

Professional

200

250

140

Non-Member

300

350

200

Retired

80

105

50

Student

80

85

50

Supporting

200

250

125

Exhibitor

175

175

175

 

Conference Registration:

Members:

Please log in to your account to receive member registration pricing. If your membership has expired, you can still log into your account and renew your membership before registering for the conference. MSCA members recently voted to move our membership to an annual rolling membership. This means that if you join or renew in March, you will be a member until March of next year. Join now to take advantage of year-round membership benefits.

Members, we are offering a MSCA Member Scholarship this year. For more details, click here.

 

Non-members

Please note that non-members may only pay by credit card.

Members receive deep discounts for registration. We welcome all supporters and affiliates to join as a MSCA member. A $45 membership fee will provide you with access to MSCA newsletters, the ability to pay by invoice and access member only materials on the website.  In addition, you are helping to support MSCA advocacy efforts year-round.

 

If you are interested in becoming a member, click here to join.

 

Payment

Members may pay by Credit Card Payment or Invoice payments. If you choose to pay through invoice, please print off you invoice and submit your payment to our Treasurer, Amy Griffin. Her contact information is printed on the invoice. If your district will pay for multiple attendees, please submit your invoices to your district and they can submit one check for multiple invoices.

 

Meals

Please sign up for the meals you plan to attend. Attendees will receive meal tickets for each of their meals. If you do not sign up for a meal at registration, we may not be able to accommodate you during the conference.  

 

Room Reservations

We highly recommend that you reserve your room at the DoubleTree in Downtown Billings. Call (406) 252-7400 for reservations by March 20th for the current State Rate: $94 for single or double occupancy! To receive state rate mention block code MSCA.

 

Professional Development

Both CEU's and OPI Renewal Credits will be available.

 

Join the MSCA Board!

In December, MSCA members voted to adopt the Policy Governance Model to run the association moving forward. The MSCA Board is currently in the process of hiring an Executive Director to run the operational side of the association and be the spokesperson for MSCA moving forward.

 

Starting in October, the Executive Board will change to a Board of Directors structure. The Board of Directors will be made up of 9 Directors, rather than President, level VP’s etc. There will be a Board Chair and a Vice Chair elected by the Board of Directors. The Board will be charged with the mission, vision and ends goal of the association. As we move forward with this new board structure, we seek to ensure that our board is representative of School Counselors across the state.  

 

We have three open board positions for the MSCA Board of Directors; These three members will be voted in for a three year term. MSCA members will vote at the April membership meeting and take office starting in October. Any member wishing to run will submit a nomination form and give a speech at the April membership meeting. This is a very exciting time for MSCA and we hope that you will consider running for one of these positions. Nomination Forms should be submitted to Jess Buboltz at jbuboltzmsca@gmail.com. We welcome new ideas and input - please consider serving our profession in this way.

 

Join us on Social Media!

Like us on Facebook (Montana School Counselor Association) and share your pictures and thoughts.

 

Are you interested in being an Exhibitor or Sponsor?

Please review the Exhibitor/Sponsor Agreement  for details. Once you have completed the form, you can send it along with a check to Brandi Fox.

 

Conference Questions?

General Questions

Janet Tsiguloff: tsiguloffj@billingsschools.org

Brandi Fox:  brandi_fox@laurel.k12.mt.us

 

Registration Questions or Issues

Jessica Buboltz: jbuboltzmsca@gmail.com