2019 TASC and NHS/NJHS Advisor Workshop
Sept. 22 & 23, 2019
Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, San Marcos

National Honor Society & Texas Association of Student Councils

CLICK HERE Hotel Reservations 2019

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

2019 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.

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.)

    • 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 $TBD if registered by September TBD.  Registration after that or onsite is $TBD. Lunch on 9/22 is guaranteed for those who register by TBD. Hotel is not included in the price of registration. Online registration will remain open until September TBD.
    • CLICK HERE hotel Reservations 2019

    • Learn about San Marcos »
    • Exhibit at the Workshop » Thank you.
    • 2019 Advisor Workshop Handouts 
    • San Marcos Restaurant list         
    • San Marcos Downtown Restaurant list
    • 2019 Advisors Evaluation
    • CPE Form

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 TBD, 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.  

TASC Board of Directors Registration and Cancellation Policy:

  • Early Bird Registration:  Those registering by midnight on the day Early Bird Registration Closes have a discounted registration fee. They are also guaranteed lunch on the first day of Advisors Workshop.
  • Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations may be made until Early Bird Registration closes.  Requests for refunds or cancellations must be submitted via email to Lori De Leon at [email protected].  No cancellations will be allowed, and no refunds will be made after that date.  Schools not cancelling by the Early Bird Deadline or submitting registrations after the Early Bird Deadline will be billed the full amount for all persons registered including 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 23.

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!