College Counselors, FEB '15

IBSC Conference for College Counselors

Wednesday, February 18 - Friday, February 20, 2015
St. Francis Prep, Los Angeles, California, USA

Following on previous conferences dedicated to the professional growth of college counselors in boys' schools, this conference offers a chance for in-depth exploration of boys' maturity, motivation and engagement in college counseling, and discuss "best practices'' that help boys "own" the process of discovery, choice, and application. This is also an opportunity to take stock of the current and future college admission scene from the perspective of our schools and students. There will be ample time to visit area collegesIn addition, and perhaps best of all, this will be an occasion to enjoy dialog, discussion, and camaraderie with colleagues and peers.

We will also focus on what we might do – at our level of influence and impact – in response to many boys' narrowing of horizon in their transition to – and early years of – college: diminishing motivation and focus, higher dropout rates, delay and uncertainly in program choice, etc.

There will be time in the conference program for coordinated visits to local colleges and universities. On our list for now University of Southern California, University of La Verne, Occidental College, The Claremont Colleges, and Cal Tech (optional). We will be in touch to coordinate these visits during the conference registration process. We will also be ready to recommend and facilitate other campus visits after the close of our conference at noon on Friday, or indeed before the conference starts.

As in our past gatherings, this is an opportunity to focus on the specific needs of boys in the college counseling process, to share effective practices and challenges, and to explore ways to ensure that every boy finds the best college for his potential and ambition. As in the past, this is also a wonderful opportunity for good fellowship and friend-building.

Join us, won't you?