Learn how to create an effective advisory council with a few simple, action-oriented steps. Know who to include on the council, how to run an effective advisory council meeting and how to enhance your program's efforts through advocacy in your advisory council. Leave with an example advisory council agenda and a plan to implement your own advisory council.
Understand the purpose of an advisory council for a school counseling program.
Gain knowledge in creating an effective advisory council.
Understand the role of advisory council members.
Learn to facilitate an effective advisory council meeting.
Enhance your program's efforts to contribute to student success.
Rebecca Atkins, NBCT, is is a school counselor at Millbrook Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C., and was the North Carolina School Counselor Association's (NCSCA) 2009 Elementary School Counselor of the Year. Millbrook Elementary School received RAMP status in 2008. Atkins is the current NCSCA treasurer.
Linda Brannan, NBCT, is a school counselor at dean of counseling and student services at Cary High School in Raleigh, N.C.. She is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences and a RAMP reviewer.