CSI will sponsor three sessions at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) Conference on October 16-18, 2014, in St. Louis, MO! Register for the conference at www.ncaces.org.
CSI Chapter Faculty Advisor Networking and Training
Thursday, October 16, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Forsyth Room
Presenters: Cassandra Storlie, Tiffany Stoner-Harris
This session is designed for CSI Chapter Faculty Advisors to share ideas and techniques for building strong and active chapters. CFAs with many years of experience and CFAs relatively new to this role will share ideas and challenges to being an effective mentor to chapters and student leaders. Participants will learn about new developments in CSI from CSI's Executive Director and share their own successes and challenges in implementing CFA roles.
Promoting Professional Identity and Advocacy: Roles for CSI Chapters and Networks
Friday, October 17, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Forsyth Room
Presenters: Stephanie Burns, Daniel Cruikshanks
Chi Sigma Iota chapters include both student, faculty, and professional counselors in their membership, and are uniquely situated at the grass-roots level where professional identity is learned and training for professional advocacy begins. The presenters will share strategies for promoting professional identity and advocacy issues through individual CSI chapters and networks of CSI chapters which may operate within individual states as well as regions. Ultimately, these networks of chapters can work together to influence counselor licensure laws within each state and help promote unity in relation to educational standards within the profession.
Co-Curricular Activities Addressing the CACREP Standards on Leadership & Advocacy
Saturday, October 18, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Portland Room
Presenters: Michael Brubaker, Geoffrey Yager
CSI chapters have been credited with helping counselor education programs meet the CACREP Standards through their focused professional service programs. CSI has contributed over $1,000,000 to chapters in its 27 year plus history to support such efforts. This session will illustrate departmental and counselor community engagement activities through which chapters address both leadership and advocacy knowledge and skills. Students and faculty from all counselor education programs are welcome to share and learn how they can benefit from CSI chapters’ experiences.