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ACES 2013 Chapter Faculty Advisor Training: Mentoring New Leaders
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ACES 2013 Chapter Faculty Advisor Training: Mentoring New Leaders

Chapter Faculty Advisors are essential to the development and functioning of strong CSI chapters. Consistent with CSIs strategic plan, a major goal of CFAs is to identify and develop leadership potential among students at all levels. In this interactive session, the presenters will share tips and proven techniques for mentoring new leaders to serve at the chapter level and within the profession as a whole.

10/18/2013
When: Friday, October 18, 2013
11:00 - 11:50 am
Where: ACES Conference
Denver, Colorado 
United States
Contact: Jane Myers, Executive Director


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CSI Chapter Leaders Training: Mentoring New Leaders

Dr. Andrea Dixon, CSI President
Dr. Donna Gibson, CSI Exemplar and Counselors' Bookshelf Editor
Dr. Jane Myers, CSI Executive Director

 Friday, October 18, 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. (ACES Conference)

Andrea Dixon
Donna Gibson
Jane Myers

Chapter Faculty Advisors are essential to the development and functioning of strong CSI chapters. Consistent with CSIs strategic plan, a major goal of CFAs is to identify and develop leadership potential among students at all levels. In this interactive session, the presenters will share tips and proven techniques for mentoring new leaders to serve at the chapter level and within the profession as a whole.

Dr. Andrea L. Dixon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services and serves as the Chair of the School Counseling program at Georgia State University. She is the President of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) and served as Secretary for CSI from 2008-2010. In addition she is a co-editor/author of CSI’s new text Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy. Dr. Dixon has worked as an elementary and high school counselor and as a counselor in the private practice and university counseling center settings. She has published and presented in the areas of mattering to others; social justice issues in school counseling; ethnic minority identity development; the adolescent period of the lifespan; cross cultural competence and multicultural counseling; competent school counseling; students’ academic persistence and achievement, and wellness across the lifespan. She also received the 2008 Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development’s Emerging Leader Award. She currently serves on multiple editorial boards, has published more than 50 articles, and had conducted over 130 international, national, and regional presentations.

Dr. Donna Gibson is an associate professor of counselor education at Virginia Commonwealth University.  She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor.  As a member of Chi Sigma Iota International for over 15 years, she has served as the Research Grants Committee Chairperson and as Editor of the Counselor's Bookshelf.  Additionally, she is associate editor of qualitative research for the Journal of Counseling and Development, past-president of the Association for Assessment in Research and Counseling, and is a member of the editorial board for CSI's Journal of Counseling Leadership and Advocacy.

Dr. Jane Myers is the CSI Executive Director. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley (1969), Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling (1970), Specialist in Counselor Education with minor in Community Education and Ph.D. in Counselor Education (1978) with minor in Educational Leadership and Gerontology Certificate from the University of Florida in Gainesville (1978). She is a National Certified Counselor (#118), National Certified Gerontological Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor (NC). Dr. Myers directed five national grant projects on aging for the American Counseling Association (ACA), with funding in excess of $1,000,000.  A past-president of the American Counseling Association and two of its divisions, Dr. Myers also served as Chair of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and was the second president of Chi Sigma Iota.  In 2003, she was selected for inclusion in Leaders and Legacies in Counseling, a book that chronicles the contributions of 25 individuals selected as among the most significant leaders in the counseling profession over the last century.

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