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Ensuring students graduate prepared for college is just one of the roles of a school counselor.

School Counselor Leadership Network

​​​​​​​​​​School counselors have a critical role in our schools, especially now with Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) focused on college and career readiness and the important work of equity for our students.

Through SDCOE, you can:

  • Get professional learning tailored to your unique needs

  • Network with other school counselors

  • Gain valuable resources for you, your students, and your colleagues by utilizing our Resource Quick Links

Upcoming Professional Learning

Join a cohort of credentialed school counselors who are getting familiar with their new roles.

Counselors working in K-12 schools for three years or less can grow and learn through the year with peer networking, coaching, and direct training that aligns with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Mindsets and Behavior Standards in the areas of academic, career, and social and emotional development.

Topics across the six sessions align with Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) state priorities. 

In the New School Counselor Leadership Institute, you will:

  • Be supported by two SDCOE divisions: Learning and Leadership Services and Student Services and Programs
  • Receive six full days of professional learning provided by experts in the field and certified trainers
  • Gain valuable knowledge in topics that directly affect your daily work with students
  • Be equipped to promote mindsets and behaviors that enhance the learning process and create a culture of college and career readiness for all students
  • Attend the School Counselor Leadership Conference in February
  • Grow with two-hours of individual coaching at your school site

Institute Dates:

      • Nov. 7, 2019
      • Dec. 6, 2019
      • Feb. 13, 2020 (Conference)
      • March 13, 2020
      • April 17, 2020
      • May 15, 2020
Times: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UC - CSU Highlights Conference

Highlights Day

Can’t make it to the University of California or California State University this fall? Don’t worry! You can attend a highlights day in San Diego organized by the SDCOE School Counselor team. Get updates from the state university systems directly from their representatives and have your questions answered in-person. 

The highlights day is a local event that fits your needs:

  • Designed for high school counselors and administrators and community and college access partners
  • Gain valuable insights into admissions, financial aid, and more
  • Get the latest on college readiness, access, and education policies

Registration Link:

Institute Dates: Oct. 9, 2019

Times: 8 a.m. - 12 noon


    • 8 a.m. Registration
    • 8:15 a.m. - 10 a.m. (UC Highlights)
    • 10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (Break)
    • 10:15 a.m. - 12 noon (CSU Highlights)

Cost: Cost $15 per person

2019 Annual School Counselor Leadership Conference

Visit our Sched Conference App 

You can download the App at All session descriptions and presenters bios can be found here. If a presenter uploaded their materials, they will be listed under their session. 

We look forward to seeing you again in 2020!

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