KISCA16: Call for Presenters and Workshop Criteria

Posted on October 8th, 2015

Call for Presenters
The Korea International School Counselor Association (KISCA) will be hosting the 4th Annual Counselor Conference taking place between March 4–6, 2016 at the Korea International School on Jeju Island. The theme of this year’s conference is to promote Social and Emotional Learning among international schools in South Korea.

We are currently seeking presenters. Each workshop will be approximately 70 minutes in length and presented on Saturday, March 5th.

All those interested in submitting a proposal to present should refer to the Proposal and Acceptance information and application form. Presentation materials must be submitted to Diana Abukazam at by January 25, 2016 for review.

Proposal Information
The following criteria will be used to select proposals:

  • Clearly stated purpose, goals and objectives explaining what participants will take away from your presentation;
  • Rationale as to why this information is important to its intended audience;
  • Clarity of content and purpose;
  • Practical application of material;
  • Intended audience (counselors, administrators, educators, etc.);
  • Work level of intended audience if applicable (elementary, high school, etc.)

Writing the Title, Abstract and Program Description:
The program title and description are reviewed, edited and printed in the conference program. The abstract is used to help determine workshop selection and placement.

Writing an Effective Title:
The title of your session—no more than ten words—encapsulating the subject of your session and encouraging the participant to read the program description and attend your session.

Writing an Effective Abstract and Program Description:
The abstract is a brief description of the intent and purpose of the session. The program description is intended to highlight your presentation in order to assist conference attendees in choosing appropriate workshops to meet their professional needs. Effective abstracts and program descriptions include the following elements:

  • A preview of the content and what participants will learn
  • Identification of the target audience
  • The session format and extent of participant involvement
  • The scope, sequence and/or level of the session content

Notification of Acceptance:
The lead presenter will be notified no later than 14 days after the submission deadlines. For questions regarding proposals, please contact Diana Abukazam at Due to the number of submissions we receive, unfortunately not all submissions can be accepted.

Once Accepted to Present:

  • Each session will be approximate 70 minutes long, which includes time for completion of an evaluation form.
  • Presenters must register for the conference landcover their own travel expenses. Lodging will be provided for two nights, March 4th and March 5th.
  • Please indicate on the google form what technology you will need set-up during the event.
  • Make a minimum of 20 copies of your handouts for participants.
  • E-mail one copy of your handouts and presentation (Keynote) to by January 25, 2016. Final drafts can be collected on February 10th so that they will be made available online.

Materials by January 25, 2016

Thank you for completing the application form!
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