Pre-Conference Workshops

(included in the conference registration fee)

Monday, November 16

An Overview of Law School Admissions

Gain an overview of the law school admissions process, including an analysis of admissions trends and the legal field. For the Q&A, a panel of law school admissions officers will discuss trends and address questions about the admissions process.

Julie Gross, EdM, MBA, IECA
For IECs only: Foundational

Content Marketing 101 for IECs

Ninety-one percent of small businesses use content marketing as part of their marketing strategy. To help you to get started, we’ve put together this content marketing 101 session for consultants at any stage of their business development.

Bob Carlton, IECA
Belinda Wilkerson, EdD, GCDF, IECA
Susan Dabbar, CEP, IECA
Colleen Ganjian, IECA

For IECs only: Foundational

Continuum of Care

“Continuum of Care” a discussion on the unique challenges of continuum of care in therapeutic placements. The landscape of treatment options is continuously evolving and can often present many challenges. We will address the many challenges we are faced with and how we plan to explore those potential options and continue to provide viable plans for our families.

Members of the IECA Therapeutic Committee

For IECs only: Foundational

Tuesday, November 17

Where’s the Money? Exploring Affordability

The landscape of college admissions has changed dramatically. This workshop introduces critical elements of college affordability planning and how money is used by colleges through admissions offers to compose incoming classes.

Carol Doherty, CPA, IECA College Affordability Committee Chair
Cyndy McDonald, MA, PPS, IECA College Affordability Committee Member
College Affordability Committee Members

For IECs only: Applied

Individualized Consulting for Neurodiverse Learners

This session offers approaches to individualizing goals for neurodiverse students in this age of virtual learning and telehealth. Ways to translate learning strengths and needs of neurodiverse students into practical recommendations are discussed.

Susy Thomas, PhD, IECA Associate
Judy Bass, CEP, IECA

For All: Foundational

What’s Going On In China? How Recent Events Have Upended Study Abroad

For the last ten years, China has represented the largest, richest source of Boarding School and University talent for the US. Recently, that relationship appears headed for an inimical divorce. Why and what’s to be done about it?

Lloyd Paradiso, CEP, IECA

For All: Applied


Foundational: For those with limited experience, seeking core knowledge
Applied: For established professionals seeking additional knowledge