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Professional Development

College Success Georgia will highlight past and future professional development opportunities that train college-access professionals, such as high school counselors and other community- and campus-based professionals, to be highly qualified and effective college advisers.


The “College Connections for Student Success” conference featured specialized tracks, plenary sessions and networking opportunities with the goal of improving outcomes for the children and families that we serve. It included a full spectrum of individuals and organizations serving Georgia’s disconnected youth. The conference provided a forum to learn from experts, improve college success supports, services and outcomes in the field and network with other professionals who have a wealth of experience.

Presentation tracks for those who work with the following populations were featured:

  • Disconnected Youth Conference Pic - Fran Garyedit_0.jpgFoster Care Youth
  • Homeless Youth (Accompanied & Unaccompanied)
  • Juvenile Offenders and children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Migrants, Refugee & Immigrant Youth
  • At-Risk African American and Latino Males
  • Teen Parents

2015 Conference Archive

2014 Conference Archive


The National College Access Network (NCAN) has a mission is to build, strengthen, and empower communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams.

This national conference provides an opportunity to network with college access/success professionals from the higher education, nonprofit, K-12, policy, and philanthropic communities. Sessions will be offered that provide opportunities for professional development and best practice sharing around increasing post-secondary enrollment and success of first generation, low income and minority students. We’ve planned great workshops, networking, and professional development opportunities and exciting speakers this year. Learn more about the conference and register, visit their site


The Georgia College Access Courses offered practicing school counselors and other college advisers with the training necessary to improve their effectiveness in preparing all students for education after high school. This professional development course was specifically designed for middle grade and high school counselors, and post-secondary counseling professionals and funded through the Georgia College Access Challenge Grant.

To learn more about the program, please visit the site.