Summer Workshops

OrACRAO will host virtual workshops throughout the summer as affordable opportunities for professional development and networking for the members. Please watch for the upcoming sessions.

Workshop topics range from practical issues relevant to front-line staff to higher-level issues of concern to managers and administrators.

Summer Virtual Session:

Meeting and Embracing Your Fool: How to Love, Laugh, and Build on the Missteps that are Blessings

Thursday, September 7th 2023

Noon – 2:30

Facilitator: Jean DeVenney

Materials are free and will be sent to you.

Email to register.  This event is at capacity - Registration is now closed.


What is SoulCollage?

It is a creative, fun tool for easy, intuitive, artful Self/Group-exploration and Self/Group-expression. It is an artistic, creative process that is accessible to everyone, even those people who believe they have no artistic ability.

Using imagination and intuition, create a card from simple materials: magazine images, photographs, scissors, glue, and heavy card (these will be sent to you).

Jean DeVenney is a retired university and community college Student Retention Counselor and Instructor of Human Services.   She is a Nationally Certified Counselor, and trained as a SoulCollage Facilitator in 2011.  It has become her retirement passion, bringing this unique self development tool to college, church, corporate, and friendship settings.  Fun facts:  Jean was a rodeo princess at age 13 and she lived in Alaska for 7 years. 

Event Flyer (.docx 1.5Mb) Preparation and Tool List (.docx 191Kb)

In-Person Session:

Our partners in Financial Aid have invited us to join them at their summer training.


This year's topics include:


Registration is here: