TASC and NHS/NJHS Advisor Workshop

Sept. 24 & 25, 2017 | Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, San Marcos

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

Rooms may be reserved at conference rates through the Hotel link.
Rooms must be reserved by September 8th to obtain the conference rate.

Past Workshop:

2016 TASC and NHS/NJHS Advisor Workshop

Advisor Workshop Program    |     Table Share Choices

Dr. Brené Brown

Take advantage of the opportunity to hear Brené Brown in person. Brené’s reputation as a speaker is built on her ability to explore difficult topics with tremendous honesty, warmth, and humor. She is a thought-leader, researcher, and storyteller with the rare ability to both inspire audiences and leave them with actionable change strategies. Watch one of Brené's conversations with Oprah here.

Phil Boyte

Phil Boyte offers school culture keynotes and workshops that compel audiences to care for themselves, one another, and the world around them. Phil’s curiosity and heart for young people consistently keep his presentations relevant to issues of today. Phil works with educators to set a tone for inspiration and engagement for the entire school year. Take advantage of breakouts and a keynote from the author of School Culture by Design.

Michelle McGrath

Learn from Dr. Michelle McGrath, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Association of Student Councils as she leads you through both practical and innovation ideas to establish a strong student council.



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. 

Hear from nationally known speakers. You don't want to miss Harriet Turk, Houston Kraft, Heather Schultz, JC Pohl, and Sara Nilles.

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. 

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 or can use the form link below. Student Council members who are active may register online. Those without a current membership may use the paper form but will also need to join TASC.

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 $120 if registered by September 6.  Registration after that or onsite is $130.  Lunch on 9/24 is guaranteed for those who register by 9/19.  Hotel is not included in the price of registration.
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Reservation » The Embassy Suites is almost sold out for Friday night and has very few rooms for Saturday.
  • For additional hotel suggestions in San Marcos try the Travelocity site. New Braunfels is minutes away; try Travelocity for New Braunfels.
  • Table Share Presenter Form »  Please apply to present. Thank you. All sessions are filled.
  • Session Proposal Form »   Please apply to present. Thank you. All sessions are filled.
  • 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: $142 for a king with sofa bed or a double suite (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. After September 5, the hotel will make efforts to provide the group rate if rooms are available.

Register by September 6 for discounted early bird registration of $120 (guarantees lunch on September 12). Late or onsite registration after September 6 is $130.  If your registration payment is not paid or postmarked by September 6, 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.

Lunch is guaranteed ONLY for those who register by September 19 as we must order exact numbers of lunches. A few additional lunch tickets will be available at a first come, first served basis Saturday 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 societyl.

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.  

Tentative Schedule

8:00a - 3:50p    Registration/Book Store Open (Breakfast provided by hotel)
9:00a - 10:20a  Opening General Session and Keynote
10:20a - 11:05  Opening Session TASC
10:20a - 11:05  Opening Session Honor Society
11:15a - 12:00p  Breakouts
12:10p - 1:05p   Luncheon (guaranteed for those who register by August 31)
1:15p - 2:00p    Breakouts
2:10p - 2:55p    Breakouts
3:000p - 3:20p  Ice cream social
3:25p - 5:00p    Table Shares
5:30p     Complimentary Anniversary Reception

8:15a - 11:05a  Book Store Open (Breakfast provided by hotel)
9:00a - 9:45a    Breakouts
9:55a - 10:40a  Breakouts
10:50a - 12:15p Closing General Session with plus door prizes and collection of forms for Continuing Professional Education Hours