Here's What to Expect In This Episode:
Topics Covered in This Episode:
- What The Clique Collaborative is all about
- The new and improved updates and features
- How I simplify the process of learning to help you take action
- The many bonuses included in the membership
- Who the membership is for vs. who it’s not for
- The sweet bonus for joining before February 8, 2024
Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Join The Clique Collaborative!
- Grab this Sample Advocacy Letter to input your own information.
- Download this PDF Highlights sheet to hand to your administration.
- Fill out this Purchase Order Form to get started.
- Private Podcast: Kickstart Your Year as a High School Counselor
- Leave your review for School Counseling Conversations on Apple Podcasts
Other Blog Posts You Might Like:
- Podcast: Episode 105, Inside Clique Collab Live: Hear Ideas, Challenges, and Inspiration From This School Counselor Community
- Podcast: Episode 35, Perspectives of a Charter High School Counselor with Clique Collaborative Member Chris Z.
- Podcast: Episode 34, Private High School Counselor Finds Wellness Passion: An Interview with Tylee R., Clique Collaborative Member
- Podcast: Episode 33, Math Teacher Turned First-Year Public High School Counselor with Clique Collaborative Member, Liz A.
- Podcast: Episode 6, Guest Interview with Emily, a Member of The Clique Collaborative
Read the transcript for this episode:
You got into this profession to make a difference in your students lives, but you’re spread thin by all the things that keep getting added to your to do list. I can’t create more hours in the day, but I can invite you into my counselor clique where you’ll finally catch your breath.
Come with me as we unpack creative ideas and effective strategies that will help you be the counselor who leaves a lifelong impact on your students. I’m Lauren Tingle your high school counseling hype girl here to help you energize your school counseling program and remind you of how much you love your job.
Guess what?! Doors are officially open to the Clique Collaborative High School Counseling membership. I want to walk you through exactly what it is and what is inside of the clique collaborative so that you can make an informed decision if this is something that you want to be a part of this year. And I hope that it is.
I had some conversations with current members about how I could improve the membership. And a lot of it is directed by them, the members and hopefully you a member or a future member. But I had a lot of conversations with them of how we could improve and how we can make things better and change things. And then I went ahead and made some really big changes.
The inside the membership has received a complete upgrade and facelift. In my opinion, it is much easier to navigate and find what you’re looking for now, I think before I thought it was but now I am certain that it is.
First and foremost, what do you get when you join the Clique Collaborative? I like to make this really simple so that you don’t have to be overwhelmed with one more thing or a million things to add to your plate.
So, what you can expect inside. Basically, it’s focused teaching topics on things that are practical, actionable and relevant to high school counseling. Now, this comes in the form of a teaching library. So you can see all the topics, you can search by those topics and see the specific teachings that are available underneath that topic.
So as a member, you have access to all of the past topics and teachings that I’ve ever done. This is a major change that I’m making now. It really helps simplify the membership for you. And for me and some of the back end the inside workings that happen.
The topics range from advocacy to data to classroom lessons, college career and more. There’s also a submission form for you to request your topics that you want to hear more about. So if there’s something that’s not in there, I will put it in there.
Think about it like this. It’s this podcast on steroids, deeper dives, with more research and examples along with video and audio if you want those to. The teachings range anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. And these vary based on members feedback.
Some members like longer teaching some like shorter and some really don’t care. So I kind of make a variety of them. These teachings are the meat of the membership. They’re here to help you grow and learn and inspire you to try new things in your program.
This is something that I’ve heard time and time again from members of it has been inspirational to try something new and step outside the box of what they’re doing already. You get to take the ideas and then work them into your program.
This is the feature that I’ve had members rave about the most. Something I aim to do in these teachings is to give you one action step to turn around and bring into your school counseling practice. To see those positive changes come about. You get to pick and choose your own adventure with all the teaching that’s available.
So currently the library has 24 options and counting. After you choose that adventure, then you get to see big results. Another feature about the membership that I love is a private members only podcast. So if you listen to the How to Kickstart Your Year private podcast, or you’ve purchased my kickstart your year as a high school counselor audio course, you’re already familiar with what a private podcast is.
All this means is that you get a podcast that isn’t searchable to anyone else but you. You get a unique link that adds the podcast to your podcast player of choice. I take all of the teachings and put the audio in a private podcast for you to listen to on the go.
At one point I considered doing away with the video and the slides and the videos altogether and going all in on the private podcast. But a lot of members told me they really enjoyed sitting down and watching the video and taking notes with the slides. So they’re still in there.
I I take the audio from those teachings or any q&a sessions or meetups that we do and then you can listen on your own time. No showing up live no assigned meeting times no expiration date. You just pop in your earbuds and listen when you can just whatever it feels right for you.
We’ve always had a community aspect to the membership but there’s a new and improved community inside of our members only hub. There are opportunities for message threads, challenges, meetups. Moving the community to our members only hub allows all members to participate whether they use Facebook or not. And it really simplifies where everything can be found.
There’s also an app that you can put on your phone to access this. We host four quarterly Clique Collab live meetups. Before we touch base, and we talk about what’s going on in our counseling programs, troubleshoot issues and share ideas.
When we come together, more minds are better than one, I’m sure you know that already. I love seeing when people in similar type schools or situations get to connect with each other. It’s a really laid back atmosphere. And it’s recorded in case you can’t attend live. So there are only four of those for the whole year. And we vote on the time that we do those.
You can expect some sort of counselor benefits from time to time. Now this membership is not resource driven, I will tell you that. It’s like I’m not giving you the fish. I’m teaching you how to fish. Will you get some sort of resources from time to time? Yeah, as a bonus, but you’ll also get some other surprises like checklists and templates and phone lock screens and more.
These will be in a special bonuses area and show up from time to time. You may be wondering, is this membership a huge time commitment. This is intended to bring value to your life and not be a time suck. That’s why I revamped the inside to be searchable and user friendly, you can quickly check the bonuses, you can quickly search the topics or you could submit your own request for a topic that’s not in there.
The private podcast gives you on the go PD to elevate your counseling expertise, and then you get some PD hours while you’re at it. And there are PD certificates for each one of those as well. So let’s talk about a huge thing I want to address – getting money for professional development.
I’m the biggest proponent of asking early and asking often for support for your money for your school counseling program. Because let’s be real, your principal gives money to teachers to go to like a calculator conference in Las Vegas over the summer. But you can’t even get the support for your school counseling program.
I’m here to tell you ask early and ask often because the money is there. Big picture, here’s how you’re going to get your admin to purchase something that’s going to benefit you as a professional. I want to make it super easy for you to hand over this information to your principal to get it approved.
That’s why I drafted an editable request letter for you along with a really pretty pdf of everything that’s inside. Now you should email this to them, you should hand it to them in person, and you should leave it on their desk chair so that they have no option to say that they did not receive it and they have no idea what you’re talking about.
Don’t even give them that opportunity to do that. I’ll link all of these things in the show notes. When you’re ready to get your estimate or your quote from me and then get that approved, fill out the form at counselorclique.com/purchase order.
Technically, a purchase order is when it’s going to be paid for by check within 30 days not card. But if you’re paying with a card and you still need an estimate or quote, you can still fill this out and I can send you that quote so that you can have that documentation so that they will still pay for it.
Then you can just pay on the regular checkout site with your school’s card. Short version, I provide you with the stuff you need. And then you fill out the form at counselorclique.com/purchaseorder. I’ll link all of that in the show notes. You and your department can even do this together as a year long PD.
Pick the same trainings to watch or to listen to you and then discuss how to grow your program together, I give a discount for multiple licenses. I didn’t even mention if you’re paying for this yourself, or your school is paying for it, it’s $21 a month or $210 a year, you’re getting two months free when you join at that annual right.
I’ve also included a super sweet bonus if you join us before February 8th, and that’s the high school counseling curriculum map. I do not sell this anywhere else. It’s unavailable anywhere else. It’s a fully laid out plan for your year as a high school counselor along with another tab that helps you divide up the responsibilities on your team.
There’s also another tab that gives you the template to the curriculum map but lets you fill it in completely on your own. So however you want to do it, it’s yours before February 8th.
I’m also throwing in a 30% off coupon to my High School Counselor Kickstart Course for anyone who joins before February 8th. This is my private podcast audio course for new high school counselors. It’ll walk you through everything you need to get going for the year as a new high school counselor in eight digestible podcast episodes.
I want to make sure this membership is a good fit for you. It’s just like any other membership model out there, like you get a peloton, you start working out and if you decide it’s not for you, you just cancel. Except in this case, you also don’t have a very expensive bike that you’ve already invested in.
I do provide a prorated refund for the annual membership if you decide in the first month that it’s not for you. So it’s like your annual rate that you paid minus that first month. But just so you know, of course you lose access to everything when you leave the membership.
All that to say I am completely confident in that cancellation policy because I’m so confident in this membership I stand behind it 100% because I’ve seen counselors grow so much because of it. Now that doors are officially open you can read more about it at cliquecollab.com and then join us inside.
There’s a video tour on cliqueclub.com, if you want to tour what the inside of the membership looks like before you join. I really hope I get to see you inside of the Clique Collaborative membership this year. All the links to join or to get a purchase order, or to find that free private podcast are all in the shownotes.
You can always email me [email protected] or send me a DM if you have any questions about the membership at all. I really hope I get to see you inside.
Thanks for listening to today’s episode of High School Counseling Conversations. All the links I talked about today can be found in the show notes and also at counselorcliquecom/podcast. Be sure to hit follow wherever you listen to your podcast so that you never miss a new episode.
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