School Counselor Academy


2022 NSCA School Counselor Academy
"Take Charge of Change"
November 10-11, 2022

Embassy Suites Omaha in the Old Market

Speical Room Rate of $149 and Reduced Parking Fee of $8 overnight Parking

Registration Information
NSCA Members - $180 through Oct. 23rd ($200 Oct. 24th through Oct. 31st)
Non-members - $210 through Oct. 23rd ( $230 Oct 24th through Oct. 31st)
No registrations accepted after October 31st

Thursday Keynote:
Dr. Dana Godek

Dr. Dana Godek is a policy leader and social and emotional learning expert. In her current role, she conducts research on the impact benefits of SEL and Career and Workforce Development for CASEL. She has served as a teacher, public school administrator, national researcher, and federal programs leader for both urban (6th and 10th largest districts) and rural LEAs. Dana led the Statewide Service Learning initiative for the Virginia Department of Education, managing multiple LEA allocations and performance goals. Dana was instrumental in the development of the Florida Continuous Management System platform and serves in an ongoing advisory capacity. She served on the board of the Florida Association of State and Federal Program Administrators and is an advisor to the National Association of Federal Program Administrators conference. 

Her most recent publications include the State Theory of Action: Systemic Social and Emotional Learning for States, a national review of state pandemic response and the impact benefits of integrating social emotional learning and workforce preparation

Daisies Pushing Up is her work of fiction that is largely based on her personal experiences growing up as a ward of the court during the 1980s. Dana earned her doctorate in organizational leadership, with a specialization in policy, and holds the certified fundraising executive credential. She lives in Palm Beach County, Florida, with her son, nephew, and a dog named Sir Duke.


Friday Keynote:
Amie Konwinski

Amie Konwinski is the founder and CEO of Smart Gen Society, a nonprofit providing proactive education and restorative justice services to students, caregivers, and educators impacted by the effects of a 24/7 digitally connected society.

A military veteran and mother of five daughters, Amie combines proactive parenting techniques with 20+ years of experience in organizational leadership, and computer engineering to engage students, caregivers, and educators to be smart and safe on technology and social media.

Applying data, humor, ad candor, Amie expertly walks the line of honoring the importance of digital connections and providing real-life strategies to close the safety gaps within student's smartphone and social media usage.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature, gardening, adventure travel, and reading great books.

Thursday November 10th Schedule

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 - 9:45 AM Opening Keynote
10:00 - 10:45 AM Breakout Session #1
11:00 - 11:45 AM Breakout Session #2
11:45 AM - 12:45  Lunch
12:45 - 1:30 PM Breakout Session #3
1:40 - 2:10 PM NSCA General Meeting & Visit Exhibits
2:30 - 3:15 PM Breakout Session #4
3:30 - 4:15 PM Breakout Session #5

Friday, November 11th Schedule

8:30 - 9:30 AM Keynote
9:30 - 10:00 AM Visit the Exhibits
10:00 - 10:45 AM Breakout Session #6
11:00 - 11:45 AM Breakout Session #7
11:45 - 1:00 PM Awards Luncheon
1:15 - 2:00 PM Breakout Session #8
2:15 - 3:00 PM Breakout Session #9

    Platinum Sponsors

NSCA School Counselor Academy
"Taking Charge of Change" 

Registration Opens September 1st

November 10-11, 2022
Embassy Suites Downtown Omaha
In the Heart of the Old Market