If participate attend and/or review all sessions (live or recorded, via Zoom) and participate in a form of advocacy, they will receive a certificate at Conference in Indianapolis.
Overview of State Legislature System and Understanding Bills
Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. ET
Speaker:Courtney Hott, Director of Student, School, and Family Engagement - Indiana Department of Education
Details: Gain an understanding of how the legislative and executive branches of the Indiana state government influence state education policy. Our speaker, Courtney Hott, will provide an overview of the state legislative system, including the House and Senate. Participants will also learn where to find information about proposed bills and how to better understand them.
NACAC Values and Ways to Advocate
Thursday, November 30, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. ET
Speaker:David Hawkins, Executive Director for Educational Content and Policy - NACAC
Details: Learn about mission and organizational values of our local (INACAC) and national (NACAC) admissions organizations. Our speaker, David Hawkins, will provide an overview of NACAC practices and policies related to government advocacy. Participants will also learn about how to effectively reach out to local, state, and federal legislators for the purpose of legislative advocacy.
Student Wellness and Health
Thursday, December 13, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. ET
Gina Woodward, Homeless Education Specialist - Indiana Department of Education
Joan Smith, School Social Work and Foster Youth Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
Michelle Clark, Assistant Director of College and Career Engagement - Indiana Department of Education
Details: Learn about the barriers to postsecondary education faced by Indiana students. Our speakers, Gina Woodward and Joan Smith, will provide insight into homelessness, food insecurities, mental health disparities, etc. Participants will learn how to discuss and frame the issues of student wellness and health.
Current Bills and Hot-Button Issues
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. ET
Speakers: GRC Co-Chairs and Executive Board Members, INACAC
out about the bills currently in the Indiana state legislature that directly
impact the counseling profession. Our speakers, the GRC co-chairs and various
executive board members, will discuss the issues which GRC is focusing on
during this legislative session. Participants will learn how to discuss the
effects of proposed bills and advocate on INACAC’s behalf.
NEWS AND ADVOCACY
Check back for updates regarding news and advocacy.
CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
We encourage you to write an original message but can use talking points form the advocacy section on our website. Make sure to include your return address, email, and phone number so they know you are in their district. Unless you have permission to do so, you are writing as a private citizen, not on behalf of your school or employer. You may reference being a member of the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counseling organization.