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:
Sharing One Vision And One Voice: Strengthening relationships among professional school counselors.
Collaboration: Collaborate with community partners for the benefit of our students in schools.
Ethical Standards: Promoting ASCA professional and ethical standards that articulate the code of conduct for Oklahoma professional school counselors.
Data Driven Programs: Promote the ASCA model for school counseling programs.
Advocacy: Providing and promoting leadership and advocacy at local, state and national levels.
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
|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
|Maintain affiliate with the Oklahoma Counseling Association
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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|