New Counselor Cadre

Learning, Mentoring, & Networking for New School Counselors

Are you a NEW School Counselor who wants support during your 1st or 2nd year in the field? Do you want to be paired with an experienced counselor mentor, participate in professional learning, and network with other new counselors? If so, this cadre is for you!

Join this network of new Indiana School Counselors for a year-long virtual experience designed to meet the unique needs of those in their first or second year as counselors. The virtual series will kick-off in August, followed by monthly learning and/or networking opportunities. Content will be developed and delivered by Indiana school counselors and counselor leaders.  

Participants will also be encouraged to have monthly connections with mentors.

Who should attend?

Cadre participant expectations:

  • Current role as a year 1 or 2 school counselor 
  • Regular attendance and participation for the virtual sessions
  • Check-ins with mentor monthly and/or as needed 

What to Expect

A year-long professional learning track specifically designed for New School Counselors 

  • Monthly professional learning sessions held virtually, covering priority topics selected by new counselors 
  • Virtual networking opportunities 
  • Topics will meet the unique needs of new counselors and may include calendar planning, graduation requirements, GPA analysis, appropriately supporting IEP and 504 plans, academic advising tips, & student mental health needs. 
  • School administrators may be be invited to participate when applicable 

All content will be added to an online course in Canvas. Miss a live session? You can watch it later OnDemand!

Schedule At-A-Glance

August, 2023 – April, 2024

 Monthly Virtual Sessions 

(1 hour)

  • Learning
  • Networking
  • Mentor Connections


All virtual learning sessions will be recorded and available in the New Counselor Cadre course in Canvas. 



August, 2023

ONDemand in Canvas

Annual Calendar /Checklist 

September 22, 2023 

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET

  • New Counselor Cadre Introduction (expectations, mentorships, monthly learning & networking)
  • Graduation Requirements

October 10, 2023

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

  • Analyzing GPAs
  • Virtual Networking
  • Mentor Connections

November, 2023

  • 504’s and IEP Support
  • Mentor Connections

December 5, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET

  • Academic Advisement and Appraisal for Academic Planning
  • Mentor Connections 

January, 2024

  • Student Mental Health Challenges
  • Virtual Networking & Mentor Connections

February 21, 2024

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

  • Classroom Management & Building Connections: Consultation with Teachers 
  • Mentor Connections

March 26, 2024

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

  • Career Counseling 101 
  • Mentor Connections

April, 2024

  • Interpreting Cognitive, Aptitude, and Achievement Tests
  • Virtual Networking & Mentor Connections




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