SACES is pleased to announce a revised Emerging Leaders program featuring a two-year leadership development experience beginning in Fall 2020 and ending in Fall 2022. The revised program is open to all active SACES graduate student members and first-year new professionals and will offer opportunity to participate in a workshop and leadership recognition, two years of service to SACES, and ongoing small group mentoring experiences.
SACES Emerging Leaders (ELs) program is designed to promote our vision of cultivating “an inclusive community of counselor educators and supervisors who develop leaders and counselors committed to professional advocacy and dedicated to client equity and wellbeing.” The program targets development in SACES goals focused on advocacy and promotion of community via connection, leadership, and service.
The revised program offers a two-year leadership development experience beginning in Fall 2020 and ending in Fall 2022. During this time, ELs:
Participate in a workshop and recognition activity at SACES 2020 conference. This activity will feature opportunities for networking, panel conversations, and reflections regarding leadership
Over a two-year period, engage in approximately 40 hours of service (20 per year) via service during the SACES 2020 conference and on committees, interest networks, review panels, and/or SACES 2022 conference planning
Participate in quarterly small group mentoring experiences
Have the opportunity to participate in large group experiences held concurrent with ACES 2021 and SACES 2022 conferences
In recognition of their contributions to SACES, ELs received a complimentary workshop and luncheon, business luncheon ticket, and registration for the SACES 2020 Conference.
The EL program is open to all active SACES graduate student members or first-year new professionals at the time of application. We especially encourage applications from individuals who are seeking opportunities to develop leadership skills and strongly committed to SACES vision related to inclusivity, community, and social justice in counselor education and supervision. The review committee especially welcomes candidates who identify with historically marginalized groups and will heavily consider applications spanning varying and diverse experiences. Selection criteria include:
Demonstrated identification with and commitment to the counseling profession
Record of participation in professional counseling organizations and conferences
Commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and social justice
Vision for counselor education and supervision, including role of the EL experience in reaching the vision
Applications are due 5/15/2020 at 5:00pm EST, and notifications will be made on or around 6/15/2020. Applications must be submitted in one PDF document and include, in order,
Completed application form
Personal statement addressing selection criteria (not to exceed 2 pages)
Recommendation letter from a professional familiar with the candidate’s engagement in counseling and/or counselor education.
Emerging Leader applicants are encouraged to register for the SACES conference after they are notified; Emerging Leaders will receive a complimentary conference registration.
Please address inquiries and applications to SACES President, Dr. Elizabeth Villares, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emerging Leaders Co-Coordinators: Caroline Perjessy & Janelle Bettis