Drive-In Workshops

Drive-In Workshops are designed with the busy college counseling/admission professional in mind.  These one-day workshops are held throughout our region.  Moderated by seasoned PCACAC professionals, the Drive-In consists of several sessions and discussion opportunities.  Past workshops have included such topics as communication, ethics in admission, a mock admission committee, current trend/future issues discussion, and plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues and moderators alike.  The sessions are cost effective (and sometimes free) and are an outreach tool for professionals in the area where presented.

Did You Know?

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Host a Drive-In Workshop

PCACAC is looking for sites throughout our region as we plan future workshops. We are currently seeking institutions that are interested in hosting a professional development day-long workshop targeting those who counsel high school students for college. Some of the organizational needs include:

  • Meeting space and AV (if needed) provided for a group of approximately 50 attendees (that number can vary and may be limited according to the needs of the institution) for up to 4 sessions during the day. The institution would have the opportunity to do one 75-minute session (or whatever the institution would like…maybe an information session and a tour);
  • Parking for attendees;
  • A member of your staff designated as the primary point of contact throughout the planning process and available to provide support on the day of the event;
  • A willingness to use the institution’s local school counselor email list to ensure notification of local counselors of the joint professional development venture between PCACAC and the host institution; and
  • If possible, an institution that would be able to provide a light continental breakfast (coffee?) and lunch for the attendees. 
If you are interested in hosting a Drive-In Workshop, please contact Rebekah LaPlante, Professional Development Chair, rebekal@vt.edu.

Take a look at some past workshops...

MEMBERS - Login to the Member Center from our Home page and go to Professional Development Sessions to download materials for each event.

November 3, 2015: Public High School Counselor Workshop

Counselors from Richmond area public schools joined PCACAC 
at King George High School, 10100 Foxes Way, King George, VA 

Workshop Agenda

August 13, 2015: College Admissions Workshop

Counselors from Richmond area public schools joined PCACAC 
at Meadowbrook High School, 4901 Cogbill Road, Richmond, VA
Workshop Agenda

 

February 7, 2014: College Admissions Workshop at Randolph-Macon College

A sincere THANK YOU to our attendees,
our hosts at Randolph-Macon College:

David Lesesne, Vice-President for Enrollment
Anthony Ambrogi, Director of Admissions
Annie Keith, Sr. Associate Director of Admissions
Charter Lindley, Sr. Assistant Director of Admissions

and to our Presenters:
RMC Group
 Alice Robertson, Rebekah LaPlante, Robyn Lady, Rachel Wyant, and Mike Carter (Not pictured: Jennifer Knox)