About Us

Mission

The Oklahoma School Counselor Association strives to promote excellence in the profession of school counseling by empowering, leading, and advocating for school counselors and the students they serve.


Oklahoma School Counselor Association Goals:

 
  1. Sharing One Vision And One Voice: Strengthening relationships among professional school counselors.

  2. Collaboration: Collaborate with community partners for the benefit of our students in schools.

  3. Ethical Standards: Promoting ASCA professional and ethical standards that articulate the code of conduct for Oklahoma professional school counselors.

  4. Data Driven Programs: Promote the ASCA model for school counseling programs.

  5. Advocacy: Providing and promoting leadership and advocacy at local, state and national levels.

  6. Professionalism: Provide and support professional development opportunities.


OSCA Five Year Strategic Plan 2009-2010 To 2014-2015

GOAL 1 -- Saring One Vision and One Voice: Strengthening relationships among professional school counselors

Planned Activities Committee/Person Deadline Done
Promote membership in OCA and OSCA Board Members Ongoing
Keep website updated through webmaster President Ongoing
Keep school counselors updated through group email President Ongoing
Provide annual Fall conference Board Members Once a year
Networking meeting at Fall conference on Thursday afternoon and supper Board Members Once a year
Provide a news article in the OCA newsletter Board Members Quarterly

GOAL 2 -- Collaboration: Collaborate with community partners for the benefit of our students in schools

Planned Activities Committee/Person Deadline Done
Maintain affiliate with the Oklahoma Counseling Association
  1. Attend OCA board meetings
  2. Submit articles
  3. Display OSCA display at conferences
  4. Conduct OSCA meeting at conferences
Ongoing
Maintain relationship with the Guidance Dept. at the Okla. State Dept. Board Members Ongoing
Maintain relationship with the Career/Technology Centers Vice President of Career/Technology Ongoing
Display OSCA booth at Fall conference Board Members Every September
Display OSCA booth and support For Counselors Only Conference supported by state dept. Board Members Every March
Display OSCA booth at the state department Superintendent/Principal Leadership Conference Vice Presidents Every July

GOAL 3 -- Ethical Standards: Promoting ASCA professional and ethical standards that articulate the code of conduct for Oklahoma professional school counselors

Planned Activities Committee/Person Deadline Done
Provide ASCA's Ethical Standards brochures at all OSCA booth displays Board Members Ongoing
Provide a three hour Ethics workshop at the Fall Conference Board Members June
Provide a three hour Ethics workshop during the year Board Members Once a Year

GOAL 4 -- Data Driven Programs: Promote the ASCA model for school counseling programs

Planned Activities Committee/Person Deadline Done
Provide ASCA Model Program brochures at OSCA booth at all events Board Members Ongoing
Provide RAMP workshop at Fall conference RAMP recipient Fall conference
Provide RAMP information and deadlines on website President Ongoing
Support the state's OSCAR program Board Members Ongoing
Provide a workshop at the Fall conference on the OSCAR Board Members Fall conference
Promote school counseling week and counseling programs year round Board Members Ongoing

GOAL 5 -- Advocacy: Providing and promoting leadership and advocacy at local, state and national levels

Planned Activities Committee/Person Deadline Done
Send two delegates-Past President and President to the ASCA Board Meeting and Conference Past President President Every Summer
Send the President and President Elect to the ASCA Leadership Development Institute President President Elect Every Summer
Provide a state Leadership Development Institute Board Members Every October
Collaborate with state legislators to pass for recognition of the NCSC certification Advocacy Committee Legislative Session
Develop and distribute legislative updates and alerts, with explanations about how developments affect school counselors Advocacy Committee Legislative Session
Arrange for the governor to proclaim Oklahoma School Counseling Week which is the ASCA's week Advocacy Committee November
Open up Board Meetings to visitors and emerging leaders Board Members Regular board meetings

GOAL 6 -- Professionalism: Provide and support professional development opportunities

Planned Activities Committee/Person Deadline Done
Promote and award the Counselor of the Year at the Fall conference Counselor of the Year Committee Every September
Promote and present the Jerry Chandler Scholarship Scholarship Committee Every June
Present RAMP and OSCAR recipients at the Fall conference President Every November
Provide an all day Fall conference for counselors Board Members Every November
Promote the OCA conferences and other division conferences Board Members Every June
Promote the ASCA yearly conference Board Members Ongoing
Provide resources for counselors on the website Board Members Ongoing

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