Colorado Council Annual Conference:  Ain't No Stopping Us Now!


December 6 - December 7, 2018

Whether you are a high school counselor or a college admissions representative, Annual Conference is the perfect event to help you unwind after a busy fall. The Annual Conference committee plans and produces this phenomenal event that takes place on the first Thursday and Friday of December. Keynote speakers, relevant and timely sessions, and plenty of professional connections make this event a huge success every year!


Cheyenne Mountain Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

You can book your hotel rooms now by calling the Cheyenne Mountain Resort at 719-538-4000 or by visiting their page using the link provided. Let them know you're attending the Colorado Council for High School/College Relations Annual Conference to receive the conference room rate of $106/night. We encourage you to explore Colorado Springs, it is for this reason we are able to offer the $106/night rate through November 19, 2018. 

The Cheyenne Mountain Resort will extend the conference rate over the weekend so you can recreate in the Colorado Springs area. In addition to the welcome packet when you check in to your room, click here for some resources to assist with planning. You can book your room by using the link below or by calling: 719-538-4000.

**PLEASE NOTE: Cheyenne Mountain Resort is FULLY BOOKED for Thursday evening, December 6th! Please click here to book with Hampton Inn & Suites for Thursday evening. Cheyenne Mountain Resort still has availability on other evenings.**


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*We are not currently accepting workshop proposals at this time...Stay tuned to submit a proposal for next year's conference!*


Annual Conference Pricing

Member Cost Graduate Student & Retiree Cost Non-Member Cost
Before Nov. 1, 2018 Before Nov. 1, 2018 Before Nov. 1, 2018

2 Day - $175

1 Day - $125


2 Day - $250

1 Day - $200

Starting Nov. 1, 2018 Starting Nov. 1, 2018 Starting Nov. 1, 2018

2 Day - $200

1 Day - $150


2 Day - $250

1 Day - $200


Keynote Speakers

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Paul Osincup is an internationally acclaimed Speaker and Positive Workplace Strategist with a background in Higher Education Administration. A Colorado native, Paul has worked with at-risk college students at UNC, Front Range Community College, and Colorado State University. In 2013 he was a consultant at the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Alcohol, Drug, and Violence Prevention and he still delivers school violence prevention training at high schools around the country. Despite the serious nature of his work, Paul’s been a “Jack-of-all-Jokes” since grade school as well as a stand-up and improv comic. His TED Talk on Humor in Leadership has been viewed over 165,000 times and his work has been highlighted in Forbes, SUCCESS Magazine, and on his mom's refrigerator  Paul currently serves as President-Elect of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, an international organization dedicated to the study and application of humor to improve health and human performance.



 "Battling Compassion Fatigue" 

Working with young adults requires an unending amount of empathy, patience, and compassion. What happens when you're running low on those? You won't want to miss this high-energy, fun, and humorous talk with best practices for preventing compassion fatigue, building resilience, and maintaining perspective!


Friday, December 7, 2018

Dr. Langston B. Williams, Jr. is both an ordained minister as well as a professional educator. As an ordained minister, he currently serves as Pastor of Holy Temple Church of God in Christ (Bartlett, Texas) and Magnolia Christian Church (San Antonio, Texas).  Dr. Williams is married to Thaddaeus Darlene Iglehart Williams and is the proud father of three sons: Langston III, Thaddaeus (deceased), and Joshua.  

As an educator, Dr. Williams recently retired as Vice Principal of Student Affairs at Incarnate Word High School (San Antonio, Texas). For more than 40 years, he served in education as a teacher, coach, and administrator. Throughout the state of Texas, he worked in both public and private schools in Lubbock, Waco, Seguin, and San Antonio.

Born in a rural town in West Texas, he was the ninth child in the union of Langston Sr. and Lou Annie Williams. He graduated from Floydada High School in 1972. In 1976, he received his B.S. degree with a major/minor in Physical Education/ History from Wayland Baptist University. In 1994, he received his M.Ed. with a Mid-Management Certification from Trinity University. In 2010, he received his Ph.D in Philosophy with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from the University of Incarnate Word. His published dissertation, “Investigating Truancy in Secondary Schools” addresses several critical issues facing today’s youth as well as public education.

He received several outstanding honors throughout his career as an educator. As a coach, his athletic teams achieved many outstanding accomplishments and recognitions throughout the state of Texas. As a head basketball coach, he compiled over 350 wins, coached two State Semi-Finalist teams and one State-Finalist Team. In 1999, he was inducted into the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Gamma Tau Chapter, Educator’s Hall of Fame in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, in 2012, he was inducted into the Whirlwind Hall of Fame in Floydada, Texas which is his high school alma mater.

Previously, he served the Church of God in Christ, Inc., as a member of the National Board of Education, Superintendent of the Capitol City District, Administrative Assistant to the late Bishop T.D. Iglehart and Jurisdictional Secretary of the Texas Southwest Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

Dr. Williams works extensively in the community and throughout the State as a consultant and advocate.  His most gratifying experiences come from helping less fortunate individuals and families. Additionally, he enjoys his engagements as a speaker to youth in schools and churches throughout the nation. He strongly advocates that one of life’s greatest challenges is to possess the inward drive and strength to turn a life crisis into an opportunity for success.