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December 1
Call for Proposals Ends
for Spring 2017 Conference

December 13
Monthly Webinar
Enrollment Management Association: Perfect Placement Partner

December 26
Office Closed

January 2
Office Closed

January 10
Monthly Webinar
Helping Expatriate Students Make the University Transition With Success

January 10–11
College Campus Tours
Central Florida

January 11–13
Professional Members Winter Retreat
Tampa, Florida

Looking Ahead:

May 8–10
College, School & Program Campus Tours
Colorado & Wyoming

May 10–13
IECA Spring Conference
Denver, Colorado

May 13–14
Board of Directors Meeting
Denver, CO

Meet IECA's New professional Members!

Peter Francini, MA
School and College Counseling Services
Shelton, CT
Specialty: C

Debbie Kanter, MA
North Shore College Consulting
Highland Park, IL
Specialty: C

Nini Suet
Shang Learning
Beijing, China
Specialty: S

Jennifer Williams Taylor, MBA
Avalon College Advising LLC
Redwood City, CA
Specialty: C



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News for Members

Next Webinar
Register Now for IECA's
webinar on January 10: Helping Expatriate Students Make the University Transition With Success. Did you miss a webinar? Watch past webinars in our Webinar Archives. All live and recorded IECA webinars are FREE for IECA members.
Spring Conference in Denver
IECA's spring conference will take place May 10-13, 2017 in Denver. Campus tours will preceed the conference. Registration will open in February. See photos of our Spring conference in Boston on our Facebook page.

Two New flyers are available to download and order from the IECA Office:

10 Tips for College Visits 10 Tips for Therapeutic School Visits

To order copies of these flyers and other marketing materials for your office, use this form.

IECA Forms
IECA Standards of Excellence
TalkList Subscriber Agreement Form
Publication Order Form
Principles of Good Practice (annual member agreement)*
Code of Conduct For IECA Members on College, School and Program Tours.
LD Committee Recommended Book & Resource List
Therapeutic Committee Recommended Books
IECA Committee Documents & Reports

Professional Member Application
Ready to apply for Professional Membership? IECA's Board of Directors has approved a recommendation of the Membership Committee to allow five years (instead of the current three) to meet the minimum requirements for campus visits and clients served. This change was made to accommodate those working in smaller communities or choosing to practice with a small case load. Our application is now online. Select the following links for more information on Membership Value, Qualifications, and how to Apply.

Member Benefits
Remember to check your Member Benefits page often, as we frequently feature new benefits. New this month: new discounts from
CollegiateZone Discount on MindSight and TOPQUEST, YouScience Profile (formerly Latitutde), and Edswell – Easy Essay Management.

IECA's Mentoring Program

The IECA Education and Training Committee offers IECA members the opportunity to work with a mentor at any time during your consultancy. Many members request mentors as they launch their consulting practice. Others may request a mentor when they wish to add a new specialty to their established practice. The Mentoring Program is a signature benefit of our Association. Some mentees have more than one mentor for different specialties.

For more information, download IECA's Mentoring Manual

To apply for a mentor or to volunteer as a mentor, click on the links below:
Application to request a mentor
Application to volunteer as a mentor

For questions or to order copies of the Mentoring Guide, send an e-mail to [email protected], or call the IECA office at 703-591-4850.

IECA Affinity Groups
An affinity group is run by members with similar interests in a specific topic. Affinity groups offer "micro" communities the Association; you and your colleagues can network about what's important to you. Share knowledge, interests, and goals.

To start an affinity group:
1) Create a statement articulating the focus of the group.
2) Identify a committed leader and co-leader from IECA.
3) Provide a list of names of at least 10 members who support the Affinity group's creation. Then contact Amanda Fogler or 703-591- 4850, ext. 6973 to complete the process. The material will be reviewed by IECA for approval.

IECA Affinity Groups with contact information:

College Planner Pro
This group gives users the opportunity to collaborate and share best practices, and to hear from CollegePlannerPro what new functionality is being worked on and what's coming in the future.
Terri Streetman

Best Notes information sharing.
Dana Dean Doering

Consultants with Young Children
This group supports the unique needs of those in the field attempting to navigate the unique demands of being and IEC while raising small children.
Kristin White
Erin Avery

Gifted and Talented
For members working with gifted/talented, profoundly gifted or twice-exceptional students. We will brainstorm and collaborate on solutions and best practices for serving these students.
Melanie Hayes

IECs Who Give Back
For IECs who do pro bono college counseling with underserved students. This group shares resources and experiences, supporting each other in our efforts as we work to meet the unique needs of these students. It also serves as a starting point for IECs who want to volunteer in their communities.
Contact: Sarah Phocas

IECA Parents with Struggling Children
For members whose children/grandchildren/nieces and nephews – ages early teens to 40+ - have struggled/are struggling while growing up.
Linda Lavin

Mad Hatters
For Professional Members who have been in practice for fifteen years or more. We have been meeting for several years and welcome those who are now reaching fifteen years. Our meetings take place at IECA conferences for early breakfast.
Jean Hague
Nancy Cadwallader

GuidedPath (powered by MyCCA) Users
For current users of Guided Path as well as those interested in learning about how to take advantage of this IECA benefit.
Deborah Davis Groves

For professionals currently working with transgender clients or professionals looking to expand their practice to work with transgender clients. It is dedicated to sharing current research, educating new professionals, expanding each other's trans-friendly referral networks and sharing knowledge to become more trans aware.
Dana Dean Doering

Campus Tours

College and School Tour Guide IECA Member Tour Guide

Download the IECA members-only IECA College and School Tour Guide (updated 12-16-16), which includes tour contact names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. This online Tour Guide is updated quarterly and is password protected; members have received the password via email. If you cannot locate it, contact IECA at 703-591-4850, or at [email protected].

Code of Conduct for IECA Members on College, School, and Program Tours
IECA members are expected to abide by the standards set forth in the Code of Conduct For IECA Members on College, School and Program Tours.

IECA Members-Only Florida College Tours
(prior to IECA 2017 Professional Member Retreat)
Tuesday – Wednesday, January 10 – 11, 2017

Please do not make travel or flight arrangements until you've successfully completed your tour registration and received a confirmation email. Travel is expensive and we would not want anyone to incur expenses by having to change a flight or other travel arrangement. These tours are available to all IECA Professional, Associate, and Student members and you can register for one or both days of the tour. To register for the tours, click on the register button below.


NOTE: Tuesday’s tour begins in Orlando and ends in Tampa, so plan travel accordingly. Tuesday’s tour participants should plan to fly into Orlando International Airport anytime on Monday. Wednesday’s tour participants should plan to fly into Tampa International Airport anytime on Tuesday. Please note that the bus will not return to Orlando after picking up at the hotel there Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

(Arrive in Orlando, FL on Monday, January 9, for a Tuesday morning tour departure.)
University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL), Rollins College (Winter Park, FL), Saint Leo University (Saint Leo, FL)
Cost: $45
7:30 a.m.
Depart Airport Hotel in Orlando
5:45 p.m. Arrive at Hilton Hotel in Tampa

Hotel (for Monday night only):
Hampton Inn Orlando International Airport
5767 T. G. Lee Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822
$139 single/double; rate available through December 19th, while rooms are available
Phone reservations: 407-888-2995 (indicate that you are with IECA)
Hampton Inn Orlando online reservation: click here

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
(Arrive in Tampa, FL on Tuesday, January 10, for a Wednesday morning tour departure.)
Ringling College of Art and Design
(Sarasota, FL), Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL), and University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
Cost: $45
7:00am – Depart Hilton Hotel in Tampa
5:30pm – Return to Hilton Hotel in Tampa

Hotel for Tuesday night: 
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
2225 N Lois Ave, Tampa, FL 33607
$199 single/double; rate available through December 19th, while rooms are available
Phone reservations: 813-877-6688 (indicate that you are with IECA)
Hilton Tampa online reservations, click here

Tour content is subject to change.