Career Courses


ISA's Career Courses are an important element of the professional development programming that are offered at the Annual Convention. These courses provide registered participants an in-depth instruction on topics such as methodology, teaching strategies, software, and more.


The format of Career Courses differs depending on the topic, the preferences of the Instructor(s), the teaching methodology used, and the goal(s) of the course. In all instances, however, Career Courses take place during half-day sessions at the Annual Convention (the first session is between 8:15am–12:15pm and the second is between 1:45pm–5:45pm).

Past Career Courses


Participation in an ISA Career Course is via online registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. An individual registers for a Career Course at the same time she or he registers to attend the Annual Convention. Registration costs $25 per Career Course and is non-refundable (irrespective of Program panel conflicts).

Interest in participating in ISA Career Courses is always greater than the number of spaces available in any given Career Course. It is thus imperative that a registered Career Course participant notify ISA HQ as soon as possible if she or he is unable to attend a Career Course. This then allows for the space to be made available to other interested Annual Convention attendees.

Proposal Submissions

To propose a Career Course, click on the “Submit a Proposal” button below. ISA’s Professional Development Committee will review the proposals and select four to take place at the Annual Convention. The deadline for Career Course proposals is June 1st.


Contact Kristy A. Belton, our Director of Professional Development, with questions about this program. 

Proposal Deadline: June 1st

Looking to Register?

Career Course registration is available through your Toronto 2019 Convention registration. Please note that participants cannot request panel schedule requests to accommodate participation in a Career Course. Only register for a Career Course for which you do not have any panel scheduling conflicts.

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