2020 Professional Development Institute

  • 06/14/2020
  • 8:00 AM (MDT)
  • 06/15/2020
  • 5:00 PM (MDT)
  • Denver, CO
  • 41


HECA 2020
Professional Development Institute
Expand Your Expertise

Sunday June 14, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday June 15, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

Denver, Colorado

Breakfast & Lunch are included in this session

Looking for professional development this summer? Join us for the HECA Professional Development Institute in Denver, CO. This institute is conveniently hosted just before the HECA conference (June 15-19, 2020) so you can attend the institute and stay for the conference. Both education and business topics are covered. All consultants are invited to attend, but especially those with 0-6 years of experience. Open to HECA members, provisional members and non-members.       
"Best class I ever did!"
"So glad I came, I learned so much!"
"When will you do this again?"

The institute will cover topics such as:
Now you are a Professional- What does that mean?

- How to start and run an IEC practice.
- What pricing model works best for you?
- Marketing tips and suggestions
- Contracts and agreements
- Managing the college application process
- Working with special populations
- The role of technology in your practice
- Mock initial consultation and student college interviews
- and more.

Designed as an interactive workshop, learn from faculty, other professionals and participants. Faculty for the workshop include HECA past presidents: Bob Dannenhold, Cyndy McDonald, and Claire Nold-Glaser. 

Participants receive a link to an electronic binder with resources from the institute. Participation in this workshop meets the new member orientation required of all new or prospective members. 

Space is limited! Register now.


  • Early Bird (Feb 5 - March 31): $350 for HECA Members and Provisional Members / $400  for non-members.
  • Regular (April 1 - May 15): $400 HECA Members and Provisional Members / $450 for non-members.
  • Onsite: Check for availability by emailing cyndy@mymcdonaldcc.com.


  • The Professional Development Institute is a separate registration from the conference registration. Registration information for the HECA Conference is located HERE. The Professional Development Institute is scheduled just before the HECA conference.
  • Housing is not included in this registration fee. When making your reservation at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center please use the housing reservation instructions and group code on the hotel/travel web page.
  • Meals are on your own, except for breakfast and lunches on Sunday and Monday, June 14 & 15, which will be provided.

Please register for these events separately:
HECA 2020 Conference - Conference registration Opens March 4, 1:00 pm EST
Conference College Tours - Conference college tour registration is open only to HECA members who have already registered for the conference. Tour registration opens March 4, 1:15 pm EST

Please note that the PDI overlaps with the pre-conference tours.

Cancellation Policy:

On or before March 15 - 100% refund minus $25 cancellation fee; March 16 - April 30 - 50% refund; May 1 and later - no refund.

Cancellation requests must be emailed to treasurer@hecaonline.org

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