Professional Development Series

2017 Professional Development Series

Exploring Paths to Higher Education

Many roads lead to college. This year’s GuidedPath Professional Development series takes a look at various roads students take to higher education. We will be interviewing subject matter experts from across the globe, asking them to share thoughts on guiding students as they explore different paths to higher education.  Topics to be included in this year’s series include:

  • Value of a liberal arts education
  • Guiding students who are undecided about their majors
  • Counseling International students
  • Gap year as an option for students to explore
  • Innovations in education
  • Majoring in Engineering?  
  • Best approach for guiding students from a Hispanic culture in college planning
  • Counseling Performing Arts Students

In 2017 our professional development series will be live interviews, with time allotted for questions and answers.  Miss an interview?  Want to see an interview from the past?  All interviews are recorded and made available.

Registration links are listed below.  Can’t come?  Register for the interview so we know you are interested.  We will send you a link to the recorded interview when it’s available.

Audience: All sessions are appropriate for teachers, administrators and advisors in schools, organizations and in private practice.  Parents and students can benefit from these sessions as well.

Maria Furtado
Executive Director of Colleges That Change Lives.
The Value of a Liberal Arts Education for Generation ZGeneration Z was raised with Xbox and cell phones. Why should this generation study at a Liberal Arts college? Cyndy McDonald interviews Maria Furtado, Executive Director of Colleges That Change Lives, about the value of a Liberal Arts education for generation Z.Wed, Jan.25
10 am PST/ 1 pm EST
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Joyce Vining Morgan
Author of Admission Matters, and college counselor
Guiding the Undecided Student. Is Declaring a Major Imperative?Does selecting the “right” college for a student require the selection of a specific major first? Many students are undecided about the direction they want to go for a major. How does being “undecided” affect a student's path to Higher Education. What should be a part of their consideration as they move toward going to college? As counselors, how can we best guide our undecided students? Cyndy McDonald interviews Joyce Vining Morgan, author of Admissions Matters to get insights.Wed. Feb. 22
10 am PST/ 1 pm EST
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Kristina Dooley
Founder Estella Consulting
Global Student Exodus to American Colleges: Implications for CounselorsLeaving their home country to study at an American university is a growing trend. With the number of American students entering the education system leveling off, this is the area where most colleges will experience growth in upcoming years. Guiding International students who want to study in the United States can be complicated. Cyndy McDonald interviews Kristina Dooley, Estrella Consulting, a consultant with vast experience guiding International students.Wed. Mar 22
10 am PST/ 1 pm EST
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Maria Schwartz
CEO & Founder
TeenLife Media
Choosing the Path Less Traveled: How a Gap Year Can Enhance Your College ExperienceRecent years has seen a growing number of students choosing not to attend college right out of high school. Increasingly, students and parents are seeing the value of taking time to learn and grow before launching into college. In an interview with Marie Schwartz, Cyndy McDonald explore the reasons students choose to do a gap year, and why it is growing in popularity. Understanding how to evaluate programs for quality is an important skill parents, students and counselors must develop.
Wed. Apr. 26
10 am PST/ 1 pm EST
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