TASC and NHS/NJHS Advisor Workshop

2018: September 23 - 24

Embassy Suites Hotel Reservation »

National Honor Society & Texas Association of Student Councils
Join 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. A special luncheon is guaranteed for those registering by the discounted price preregistration deadline. NHS and NJHS advisers are invited as well and special programming is provided for them. On site registration will be available. Advisors may submit a proposal to present a session or a table share. Some session presenters are provided complimentary registration. You must make your hotel reservations separately.

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
Sept. 23 & 24, 2018 | Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, San Marcos



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!

2018 TASC and NHS/NJHS Advisor Workshop




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.

Houston Kraft and John Norlin  Take the opportunity to learn about Character Strong from these amazing presenters.

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.)

  • Online Registration Form »  (to pay with a check, please print the invoice to mail with check)Honor Society Advisors or schools who are not yet active can create a Profile and register using the above link. Cost is $125 if registered by September 5. (Extended to September 12 due to Hurricane Harvey.) Registration after that or onsite is $140. Lunch on 9/24 is guaranteed for those who register by 9/12. Hotel is not included in the price of registration. Online registration will remain open until September 21.
    If your home or school was badly damaged by the hurricane, use #Harveyhurts for free registration to the workshop.
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Reservation » Register for a room EARLY!  There is a home Texas State football game, and they sell out quickly.  Reserve your room by midnight TBD   The Embassy Suites plans to keep the conference rate available until September 15 due to the hurricane. The special rate code is TAS.
  • Table Share Presenter Form »  Please apply to present.   Thank you for your submissions.  We have filled all table shares.
  • Session Proposal Form »   Please apply to present. Thank you.   Thank you for your submissions.  We have filled all time periods.
  • Learn about San Marcos »
  • Exhibit at the Workshop » Thank you.

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

Conference Rate:  $137 for a single.  $142 for a double (two queen size beds) with sofa bed. All suites have a sofa bed, a mini frig, and a microwave. Parking is free. A spa is on site at the Embassy Suites, and attending advisors will receive a 15% discount at the spa. Rooms must be reserved by September 5, to guarantee the group rate. 

Register by September __ for discounted early bird registration of $TBD (guarantees lunch on September 24). Late or onsite registration after September 12 is $TBD.  If your registration payment is not paid or postmarked by September 12, you will need to pay the onsite rate and 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.  The school will be billed for no shows.

Lunch is guaranteed ONLY for those who register by September TBD 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.

(Please note: NHS spells adviser with an "er" please excuse discrepancies in spelling.)

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.

Proud Sponsor of the TASC Advisor Workshop!