In response to local and federal health guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for College Planning (CCP) has postponed all scheduled professional development workshops for school counselors through May 2020. Rest assured, we have a full schedule of upcoming workshops beginning this summer! Please join us in our Concord conference center to learn from local experts in their field, earn your professional development hours, and exchange information with your colleagues. Register for the following workshops online:
Accessibility Services for College Students - Rescheduled from April 17 to December 11, 2020 (9 a.m. to noon) Join a panel of college accessibility service professionals as they discuss the ways in which students with accommodations, adaptations, and/or modifications made through an IEP or 504 plan can successfully transition to college. Topics of discussion include the differences between high school and college accommodations, the role of the school counselor in the college process, when and how a student should apply for college accommodations, a student's role in the process, and more.
Welcome to the CCP: A Workshop for Elementary and Middle School Counselors - Rescheduled from May 8 to September 25, 2020 (9 a.m. to noon) This workshop is for the new or seasoned counselor who is interested in learning more about the resources available through the Center for College Planning (CCP). In this workshop, we will introduce our two newest initiatives for K - 8 students - “College Family Feud” and “Claim Your Future”. We will also review our downloadable curriculum created for school counselors to present in their schools and tour our early awareness website, www.nhcollegeclub.com.
College Boot Camp for Professionals: Letters of Recommendation & College Essay - July 16, 2020 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Writing a "standout" letter of recommendation or college essay means you and your students need to know what colleges are looking for (and what they are not). This summer workshop - designed for school counselors and high school teachers - will explore strategies for helping your students to pick a strong college essay topic, avoid the "pitfalls" of a weak essay, and offers tips on writing an impactful letter of recommendation. Our experienced college counselors will use "real-life" examples to discuss recent trends in college essay topic choice and will offer tips for helping your students rise above the pack. We will discuss the latest developments in recommendation format, writing letters for all types of students, and how the letter of recommendation is used in the admissions process. Join us for a day of interactive learning.
Financial Aid Workshop - July 30, 2020 (9 a.m. to noon) Join us for our Financial Aid Workshop for School Counselors. This workshop provides a comprehensive and easy-to-understand overview of the financial aid process, the role of the school counselor, resources for students and families, and updates to the process. We invite new school counselors (or experienced counselors who are interested in a refresher) to join us for an introduction to financial aid where we will cover the different types of financial aid, necessary application forms, scholarship opportunities, special circumstances, and general funding options.
We will continue to update our website with more professional development opportunities as they become available. As always, our CCP college counselors are available to answer your questions! Please call us at 888.747.2382, ext. 119 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. We look forward to seeing you all soon. Stay healthy and safe during these difficult times!