Workshop Proposal

Welcome to the 2018 BC School Counsellors Conference: re:NEW

2019 BCSCA Provincial Conference

Our 2019 Conference theme is Creating Trauma-Informed Schools. In response to the increasingly diverse, complex and challenging expectations facing school counsellors, this year's conference is designed to help our colleagues learn about trauma, triggers, and triumph while creating trauma-informed schools.   We are looking for presenters who have a unique and innovative approach to one or more of these areas, and wish to share their knowledge and expertise.  Please help us add to our colleagues toolboxes with your skills.  


  • A hallmark of the conference is the top notch caliber of the presenters ...

    we want to include you!

  • We know there are innovative and cutting-edge programs and services happening across the province...

    the conference is the place to share your resources with a broad audience!

Dear Colleagues:

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the annual B.C. School Counsellors Conference. With each conference, we strive to bring together school counsellors, administrators, and community health professionals to share information about therapeutic techniques, skills, programs, practices, and policies related to school counselling at all levels. Our goal is to provide a conference that meets participants' interests and educational needs and promotes community partnerships that will ultimately benefit counsellors, students, families and communities alike.

General Information:

Complimentary registration will be provided for each presenter. Although we are unable to pay presentation fees, if you require financial assistance to cover travel or accommodation costs in order to present your session at the conference, please indicate what support you require on the form. Decisions about providing support are made by the BCSCA executive.

Guidelines for Submission:

  • Read the instructions carefully.
  • Topics for consideration include those that fit into one of these categories for the conference:  How to create a trauma-informed school; How to recognize trauma and what to do; compassion fatigue; 
  • Proposals must be received no later than Submission date May 15, 2019
  • Workshops are scheduled for approximately 1.5 hours, 3 hours (with 1 break) or 5 hours (with 2 breaks) depending upon conference scheduling. Please tailor proposal materials and objectives to fit within these time frames.

Presenter Information

We will use this information to contact you. Only your name, bio, photo and the workshop description will be visible on the website. There is room for a second presenter at the end of the form.


Presenter Biographical Data: (may be used in the conference promotional materials)

Briefly describe your professional expertise or areas of expertise relevant to this presentation. In other words, we would like to know how you have firsthand experience with the submission topic that you have chosen. Please include any publications or previous presentations that are relevant to this current submission. A brief summary is required, but a resume/CV may also be included.

You can upload a photo in JPG, GIF or PNG format. The photo will be automatically resized.

Presentation Information




Please provide us with a 50 word abstract which will be used to describe your presentation. NOTE: Delegates often use this infomation to make their workshop selections for the conference.

Educational Objective: (may be used in the conference brochure)

Please describe the specific skills, tools or knowledge delegates will take away from your presentation. Presentations that clearly articulate an educational objective (beyond a description of your program or service) will be given preference.


Please list one credible reference the Selection Committee may contact regarding the experience you have in facilitating workshops, seminar or presentations. Please give the name, phone number and an explanation what qualifies this person to tell us about your speaking abilities.

AV Needs

Please indicate your audiovisual needs. A screen and a flip chart can be provided at NO COST.
Other equipment such as a slide projector, Overhead projector, VCR/Monitor or LCD Projector have to rented by the presenter from the hotel (for pricing see below).
Please contact the Conference Chair at for availability of these items.







Second Presenter Information

You can enter a second presenter. Just leave the fields empty if there is only one presenter.


You can upload a photo in JPG, GIF or PNG format. The photo will be automatically resized.

I understand:

  • I am submitting a proposal for the 2018 B.C. School Counsellors Conference.
  • My proposal may not be chosen by the Selection Committee for this years' conference.
  • I may contact the conference chair at if I have questions or if I need assistance in completing my application.
  • I will be notified via email whether or not my submission has been selected.
  • Workshops selected to present at the 2018 conference will receive a presenter's package at a later date TBA.
  • Applications must be received by June 22, 2018