ACA: American Counseling Association



ACA Legislative Institute
Sunday, February 25th to Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
Alexandria, VA


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Testimonials from Past Legislative Institute Attendees

The weekend did inspire me. I am planning a day on the hill for our counselor education students and participating in a statewide legislative workshop in the fall. I consider the Legislative Institute one of the highlights of my professional training.
-Diana Quealy-Berge

This to me is a good starting ground for getting others aware of the significant role they can play, if they choose to, in public policy.
-Catherine Lindskog

ACA Past President Marie Wakefield presents the ACA Legislative Service Award to U.S. Representative Michael Michaud (D-ME)
ACA Past President Marie Wakefield
presents the ACA Legislative Service
Award to U.S. Representative
Michael Michaud (D-ME)

I have recommended to my students in counseling that they should take the opportunity to attend any future institutes offered by ACA, and I have told them of the lasting benefits of such attendance. I truly believe that I gained a much clearer picture of how the political system works on Capitol Hill because of my own attendance.
-Michael Rankins

My experience at the Legislative Institute was amazing. I learned so much…a learning that really helped me to understand the government and the system with which it operates. In many cases a real eye opener. I just can't thank you enough for the opportunity to attend the LI…it was awesome.
-Linda Nebbe

I would say that it has increased both my knowledge and confidence with respect to legislative advocacy. I have made some great connections with friends and colleagues that I continue to stay in touch with over time. Honestly it is the way in which I feel most connected to ACA and it is the most important membership benefit that I receive for my dues.
-Caroline Wilde

The most long-term [impact] of all of this for me is kind of like the Wizard of Oz -- you pulled back the curtain for me so I could see what was so scary before. Now I know the process and have demystified the power of all the people in Washington! That's what I talk about at every training I give (and I have done 8 since I was there!)
-Randi Cohen


 

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Last year's (2007) agenda (PDF) (Although this is from the previous Legislative Institute, the agenda for the 2008 Institute will be very similar.)

Testimonials from Past Legislative Institute Attendees

 

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