2019 TASC and NHS/NJHS Advisor Workshop
Sept. 22 & 23, 2019


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2018 TASC and NHS/NJHS Advisor Workshop
Sept. 23 & 24, 2018
Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, San Marcos

National Honor Society & Texas Association of Student Councils

CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Program

CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Advisor Workshop Handouts

How about going to an event just for you?  Join activity advisors from across the state for this weekend of learning, networking, and motivation. Experienced advisors share ideas and insights in small discussion groups and table talks.  Advisors may submit a proposal to present a session or a table share.

 You will walk away with: 

• concrete plans and practical ideas 
• a wealth of support that will sustain you for the year
inspiration to take your group to the next level 
partners on your journey of leadership

2018 TASC and NHS/NJHS Advisor Workshop

Carlos Ojeda

Hear from Carlos Ojeda, Creative Force and CEO of Cool Speak. This former college university administrator and professor will rekindle your passion for connecting with students to empower them to make a significant difference in their world.

Scott Backovich

You will see your leadership program in a whole new light as Scott Backovich shares how you can ENGAGE your entire student body.  Learn how to reach even those most disengaged students to build a strong, safe culture and climate.

Michael Dominguez

Hear from one of our own.  Michael Dominguez, SVP and Chief Sales Officer for MGM International, was a student leader at John Jay HS.  He has been named among the 25 most Influential Hispanics in Business in North American and one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry.  He will speak on Leadership Today which he presented at South X Southwest.  Michael credits much of his success today to his high school leadership experiences. 

Paul Branagan

Learn from Paul Branagan, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils, principal of Middleborough High School, and student council advisor as he leads you through both practical and innovation ideas to establish a strong student council. Check out his tweets here. You would LOVE to have Paul as your principal.

Enjoy presentations from the CharacterStrong team that will assist you in cultivating a culture of character that develops SEL's and in growing capable, compassionate students.

Presentations by the dude. be nice team will inspire you in your quest to teach your students to treat themselves and others better.  

Learn in sessions facilitated by the Texas School Safety Center and Teen Truth.  Get hands on experience with team building activities.  You will leave prepared for and excited about the coming school year.

Honor Society Strand: Join Elancia Felder from the national office of NHS/NJHS as she shares the nuts and bolts of a strong honor society program. Gain sound expertise from Texas experts on student leadership and leadership classes as well as school culture and climate.

New advisors: We have special training just for you also. We also invite honor society advisors to submit breakout and table share proposals. We need your input. 

Attend as a school leadership team:  Invite your principal as well as other class and club advisors — take your leadership team! Honor Society members can create a profile and register online. 

QUICK LINKS: (Onsite Registration is also available on the day of the workshop.)

Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center: 1001 E McCarty Lane, San Marcos TX 78666 | Phone: 512-392-6450 | Register by using the link above.

If  you are registered by September 7, you will have the early bird rate.  However, if you are not paid prior to the event,  you will need to go to the onsite line. Please be aware that by registering online you are guaranteeing payment.  The TASC Board of Directors has a no refund/no cancellation policy after the stated deadline which is September 7, the date at which early bird registration closes.  Registrants will be billed for no shows and those who cancel after the stated deadline.  Cancellations must be made in writing by the stated deadline.  To cancel email Lori De Leon

Lunch is guaranteed ONLY for those who register by September 7 as we must order exact numbers of lunches. A few additional lunch tickets will be available at a first come, first served basis Sunday morning. Enjoy our complimentary reception the afternoon of September 24.

Wondering what to wear? The meeting is business casual or casual. We are among friends. Remember that hotel temperatures vary. Layers may be a good idea.

Submit a Presentation Proposal: See links above.  Presentations are needed for both student council and honor society.   
Attendees and exhibitors may submit a proposal to present a breakout or a table share: Table shares are fifteen minute presentation given three times during which you facilitate a discussion on your topic.  Breakout proposals are 45 minute formal presentations. A free registration is provided for advisors whose breakout presentation is accepted.


8:00-3:30 | REGISTRATION | West Hallway
8:00-5:00 | EXHIBITS & BOOKSTORE | South/West Hallway
9:00-10:55 | OPENING SESSION | Veramendi E
11:10-11:40 | TASC/HONOR SOCIETY SESSIONS | TASC: Veramendi E / NHS: Veramendi A
11:55-12:40 | SET 1 BREAKOUTS | See program pg 4
12:55-1:40 | LUNCHEON | Veramendi E (Ticket Req'd)
1:55-2:35 | SET 2 BREAKOUTS | See pg 5
2:50-3:35 | SET 3 BREAKOUTS | See pg 6
3:35-3:55 | SOCIAL BREAK | South/West Hallway
4:00-5:40 | TABLE SHARES | Veramendi E
5:40 | SOCIAL RECEPTION | Veramendi E

8:00-11:00 | EXHIBITS & BOOKSTORE | West Hallway
9:00-9:45 | SET 4 BREAKOUTS | See pg 7
10:00-10:45 | SET 5 BREAKOUTS | See page 811:00-12:30 | CLOSING GENERAL SESSION | Veramendi E - Door Prizes!