15. The Top 10 Excuses I Told Myself For Why I Shouldn’t Attend An ASCA Conference
Episode 1528th June 2023 • Counselor Chat Podcast • Carol Miller, School Counselor
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Attending conferences during the summer is a great way to reset your mindset, set goals, and prepare for the upcoming school year. I’ve attended the ASCA Conference both as an active participant and presenter.

There is a unique energy, excitement, and inspiration that can be found at this event. However, it's common to make excuses as to why you should not attend a conference such as shyness, missing family, not meeting anyone, cost, and thinking you wouldn't learn anything new.

In this episode, I am going to debunk these excuses and emphasize the value of attending conferences for professional development and personal growth.

Topics Covered: 

  • My experience with attending the ASCA Conference as a participant and a presenter 
  • Common excuses people make for not attending conferences
  • Practical tips for those attending in-person conferences
  • Benefits of attending summer conferences both in-person and virtually 

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