Professional Development Committee


Jatae Daly Beard (Term 2018-2021) 
Associate Director
College Bound Initiative

Angela Herrera- Canfield (Term 2020-2023) 
Director of Admissions
Cornell University- ILR School

[email protected]


The charge of the Professional Development Committee is to develop forums for professional issues and trends.

Responsibilities of the Chair/Co-Chairs

  • Plan 7-9 professional development forums in representative areas throughout New York State, including for example Long Island, North Country, Capital District, Upstate, Central, and Western New York.
  • Be sensitive to current issues and trends in the profession as well as areas of professional development suggested by the membership. Forums should address issues related to both the college admission and school counseling professions.
  • Continue outreach efforts to secure either new or returning site locations.
  • Meet with site coordinators via e-mail and telephone on a regular basis from September through April.
  • Act as resources for site coordinators throughout the planning and implementation of the forums.
  • Design and prepare the invitation and mail in a timely manner.
  • Work with membership chair to secure appropriate mailing lists from professional organizations across the state.
  • Submit regional forum announcement in December issue of NYSACAC newsletter; submit highlights in April issue.
  • Attend Executive Board meetings and submit committee reports to the Vice President for Professional Development and Planning prior to each meeting.
  • Work with Chief Delegate to coordinate Delegate representation at each site location.
  • Prepare summary report and overall evaluation for each program.

Responsibilities of Committee Members

  • Act as site coordinators at forums.
  • Select date for event.
  • Secure appropriate speakers.
  • Coordinate correspondence with invited guests.
  • Coordinate logistics, including food, parking, information packets which should include membership forms (code them with site location and PDF year in order to track future memberships that occur as a result of the event).
  • Submit evaluation packet summary at conclusion of event.