Webinar Series

To enhance MCAN's professional development strategy, MCAN has an ongoing webinar series:

  • Counselor and Direct Service Provider ongoing webinar series (including: counselors, college advisers, mentors, direct service professionals)

We support these learning communities through a number of resources and opportunities including a webinar series, listservs, scholarship opportunities for continued learning, and hosting our annual conference. All webinars available for the public will be listed here.

Questions about webinars, joining one of the listservs, or scholarship opportunities?
Please contact Jordan Crandell at Jordan(a)micollegeaccess.org.   

Upcoming Webinars   

NEW! Meeting the Challenge Webinar Series

Join MCAN for a new webinar series to help college access professionals navigate the current and evolving situation surrounding COVID-19. MCAN is gathering experts in the education field to provide insights and answer your burning questions. These 60-minute virtual sessions are designed to assist you and those you serve. Thirty minutes will be reserved for questions. Register now and join us as we learn more about moving forward in this time of complexity, hope, and perseverance. Upon registering, you will be able to share a question.

Upon approval from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), up to one SCECH in college prep and selection for each webinar will be available. To earn your SCECH, email your name, name of webinar and PIC to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. following your participation in the webinar.

To suggest topics or speakers for this webinar series, click here.

MTC Series Webinar #2: Executive Office Policy Updates

Date: April 17, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.
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Description: Learn updates from the governor's executive office about the impact of COVID-19 on K-12 and higher education.

: Brandy Johnson, policy advisor for education & workforce, Executive Policy Office, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Finding Scholarships

Date: April 14, 2020
Time: 1 — 1:45 p.m.
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Description: Scholarships are playing an increasingly important role in paying for college. This webinar will highlight the value scholarships have in a student’s plan to pay for college, the types of scholarships available and resources for finding them as well as best practices and tips to share with your students on researching and applying for scholarships.

Panelists: Jenny Chandler, Sallie Mae

Feeling Chatty? A.I Powered Chatbots as Prom Dates & Navigators

Date: April 29, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. — Noon
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: Join Wayne State University to learn more about the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered chatbots to promote 24/7 educational engagement, access, and community support. Typically accessed through text-messaging platforms, chatbots can quickly and accurately answer specific questions about college, or any other area of interest. While this kind of responsiveness is appealing to high school students, others are eager to reap the benefits of the technology. 

Presenters: Dawn Medley and Amanda Rosales, Wayne State University 

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