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Counseling Basics for Administrators and School Leaders

Friday, January 16, 2009
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Gage Restaurant
24 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Registration for this workshop is now closed. If you have any questions, please call the ISACS office at 312-255-1244.

Increasingly, administrators and school leaders are called on to be good listeners, keen observers, artful negotiators, and empathetic closers. Leaders frequently find themselves challenged with a difficult swirl of emotions, agendas, and sense of ownership.

Come peek into a modern counselor’s toolbox and learn (and practice) some of the very practical tricks of the trade. Learn how listening, observation, self-knowledge, questioning, and even silence can help you do your job more effectively and efficiently.

Ken Rogers, a trained counselor, is a former faculty member of The Association of Independent Maryland Schools Fellows Program for New Teacher and Beginning Teachers. With independent school experience as a teacher, Dean, and Middle School Head, Ken is a frequent ISACS presenter and consultant to independent schools.

The Gage Restaurant
Lower Level-Theodore Ascher Room
24 South Michigan Avenue (between Madison and Monroe)
Chicago, IL 60603

The Gage Restaurant is located in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue, between Madison and Monroe. Click here for directions and parking information for The Gage.

Hotel Reservations
Attendees must make their own hotel reservations. ISACS has secured special discounted room rates at The Seneca Hotel.

The Seneca Hotel
200 East Chestnut
Chicago, IL 60614

Call 1-800-800-6261 for the ISACS rate of $109 per night plus tax for a queen and $129 per night for two queen beds for the night of Thursday,January 15th. A limited number of rooms are also available at the same rates for the evening of Friday, January 16th. Please make your reservations by the cutoff date, December 26th, 2008. Please use the group code "ISACS Counseling" when making reservations. Click here for directions and parking information for The Seneca Hotel.

Registration Fee
  • $150 Member Fee
  • $200 Non Member Fee
  • 10% discount for schools sending teams of two or more
  • Workshop includes lunch

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund.

Questions? Please call 312-255-1244.

Member Cost: $150     Non-member Cost: $200


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