June 11 - 13, 2022

June 11 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST

June 12 & 13 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MST

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, CO 80237

Are you interested in building a successful Independent Educational Consulting practice? Or enhancing the IEC practice you have? Then the HECA Professional Development Institute (PDI) is just for you! Over two days you will learn from leaders in the college counseling industry, connect with professionals from across the world, and receive training materials you will use for years to come to help you build or enhance your practice. All of this in 2 1/2 days! 

What is the Professional Development Institute like? 

It is an intensive two and a half-day training for IEC’s or those interested in becoming an IEC.

2019 Professional Development Institute Faculty and Participants, Rhode Island

PDI 2019 was a HUGE SUCCESS! Over 35 consultants new and experienced joined us for our first extended PDI session. 

PDI Alumni share why you should attend the HECA PDI.

What is covered in the Institute?

As an IEC, you are both a business owner and an educator. One of the unique features of the HECA PDI is training on both aspects of being an IEC with an emphasis on ethics. See the PDI Agenda for details on the topics covered.

Who teaches the Institute?

The PDI faculty includes past presidents and guest presenters.

Who can attend the Institute?

All consultants are invited to attend, but especially those with 0-6 years of experience. Registration for the Institute is open to members, provisional members and non-members.

What does it cost?

 Registration Type  Cost
 Member  $375


Can I attend both the PDI and the HECA Conference?

Yes! The PDI is purposely scheduled before the HECA Conference to maximize your training opportunity. Attending the PDI will help you be better prepared for the HECA Conference. You will get more out of the conference if attending the PDI first. Conference registration is now open for Members and opens for Non Members on March 8. 1:00 pm EST.

Will I miss the pre-conference college tour if I am in the PDI?

Not at all. The college tour offered on Monday, June 13 will be offered again in the post conference.

What is included in the PDI registration costs?

Your PDI registration includes training, PDI binder (provided electronically), 2 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, snacks and beverages. Hotel reservations are not included. PDI participants can book a room at the conference rate at the hotel. The booking link for the conference hotel can be found here

*To promote safety and well-being, HECA will require proof of complete vaccination to register, attend, and participate in the Professional Development Institute, Annual Conference and college tours. To attend, registrants will be asked to provide proof of vaccination status via CrowdPass, a third-party health clearance site. You may learn more about HECA’s COVID-19 guidelines here

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