Message from the President
Hello Wisconsin Counselors,
We are in the start of a new year for Wisconsin Counseling Association! I am excited, honored, and privileged to serve as WCA President for the 2017-18 year. WCA has represented the counseling profession at the state level for many years, and we are excited to be growing along with our profession. There are many areas in which we as counselors may feel called to serve and many areas in need of service across our state and beyond. This aligns with my personal motto, which is to lead is to serve. This does not mean serving oneself; rather, it means serving our clients and our profession. It may also mean serving something greater than ourselves, and this “something” could be different for each of us. How do you feel called to serve as a counselor? What is meaningful to you? These are questions we may need to reflect on from time to time in order to keep ourselves well and to remember our own personal mission as counselors.
Our members and past Board members have helped us to think longitudinally about the advancement of our profession. Our first WCA Legislative Advocacy Day this past March is an example of how we can advance our profession within Wisconsin. Our members and past Board members also have helped us to think innovatively. Examples of this innovation include developing webinars (coming soon…), updating our fantastic WCA Journal, streamlining the membership process (as now your membership expires on the date in which you registered as a WCA member, rather than in November), updating our website to a more user-friendly system, and introducing sponsorship for our annual WCA Summit.
Thank you for being a member of WCA, and I look forward to serving you and our profession! Lastly, please email the executive board at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas or suggestions. We are here for you!