Guidance Counselor Professional Development Workshops
Resources for Guidance Counselors
The world has changed, and our youth are changing with it. So many possibilities. So many choices. How can we help emerging adults address the decisions ahead? At Clark University, we want to equip guidance counselors and college advisers like you with research and materials that will benefit your efforts in preparing students to succeed in today's increasingly interconnected and constantly evolving global economy. Enjoy the professional development symposium videos, LEEP resources and strategy documents, and let us know how we can continue to help you successfully address the key developmental issues confronting emerging adults today.
"Innovations in the High School – University Partnership"
Clark University hosted guidance counselors from across the country at a two-day symposium on March 10-11, 2013. Martha “Marty” O’Connell, the executive director of Colleges That Change Lives kicked-off the two-day symposium that introduced about 50 guidance counselors to Clark University, which is one of a select group of schools included in the CTCL organization’s influential guidebook “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges.” Symposium events also included a student panel, tours of the campus and of Worcester, as well as presentations by Don Honeman, Clark University Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Clark University President David Angel, and Dean of the College Mary-Ellen Boyle, who outlined Clark’s LEEP model for higher education. Read more >>
Emerging Adulthood: The 2012 Professional Development Symposium
During a professional development symposium hosted by Clark University in March 2012, counselors and advisers from across the country met with Clark Psychology Professor Jeffrey Jensen Arnett to discuss the unique challenges presented by "emerging adults," those in the 18-29 age group who are taking longer than past generations to settle on long-term careers and find life partners, yet who remain resolutely optimistic about the future.
Attendees spent March 18 and 19 at Clark, meeting with admissions staff, selected faculty and President David Angel to learn about the University and engage in dialogue about how the needs of young adults will be met by higher education. The symposium also provided opportunities for guidance counselors to network and learn from each other. Learn more about the Symposium.
"Clark has its finger on the pulse of reform in viewing students from not just an academic perspective, but one which is inclusive, holistic and life-changing."—Attendee Janice Webster, guidance counselor at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Clark University psychology professor Jeffrey Arnett is the author of Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties (read chapter one), and has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Psychology Today and on NBC's Today.
Read "Today's 20-somethings pose new considerations for college admissions counselors," by Donald Honeman, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.