Training and Events Calendar
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*NOV. 15: Building Advisor Competency: Developing a Profession of Advising through Training, Development, and Scholarship (NACADA Webinar)
In this webinar, sponsored by the NACADA Advisor Training and Development Commission, commission members will build on that foundation and address concepts surrounding the development paths of academic advisors and the advancement of academic advising as a profession. Presenters will discuss what it means to be “a professional” in the academic advising field, including the characteristics and behaviors of an advising professional, and how progressive training and development of advisors (new, mid-level, advanced) and the scholarship of advising (i.e., service, presenting, teaching, publishing, research) contribute to this understanding. They will provide suggestions for how advisors can assess their current professional path and create a development path based on the recently developed NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model. Existing NACADA resources designed to facilitate and improve training, development, and scholarship of academic advisors will be discussed. Register Now!
*NOV. 20: Addressing Advisee Concerns and Difficult Situations
Academic advisors may be the first person to recognize a student experiencing difficulty. Whether they come to you seeking help or you identify signs that they may need help, it is important that you support and connect students with needed resources. This session will provide an understanding of common student concerns including everyday stressors and mental health issues, and will empower advisors to be part of the solution for student concerns. In addition, the session will cover signs of what to look for, helping skills, and resources and will include opportunities to practice skills most likely to be utilized during an advising session. Register Now!
*DEC. 13: Building Advisor Competency: Introduction to NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model (NACADA Webinar)
In the summer of 2015, NACADA Professional Development Committee (PDC) Incoming Chair Teri Farr was tasked with leading the PDC team with looking forward into the future of the academic advising profession to identify what competencies academic advisors will need to have, how these competencies could best be articulated by the association, and how they can be used by the association to provide professional development opportunities for NACADA’s membership. Over the next 18 months, the team conducted a review of the available advising literature, spoke with subject matter experts, consulted with a wide array of NACADA constituencies, and crafted the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model.
In this NACADA Advisor Training and Development Commission-sponsored webinar, Teri Farr is joined by PDC members to discuss the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model. They will share some of their experiences with the model’s development process, the thoughts underlying its framework and core competency areas, and the ongoing project of resource identification and development. Register Now!
View a list of previously offered advisor trainings
February 10, 2017: USC-System Advisors Conference*
March 29, 2017: Creating an Effective Faculty Advising Program-Part 1*
March 30, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training
April 5, 2017: Creating an Effective Faculty Advising Program-Part 2*
April 26, 2017: Top 5 Tips for Implementing Pathfinder and DegreeWorks in Your College*
April 27, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training
April 28, 2017: An Advisor's Orientation to Study Abroad (offered by Study Abroad Office)*
May 1, 2017: Transparency through Technology: Uniting DegreeWorks, Major Maps, and Advising for a Student-Centered Approach*
May 3, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training
May 12, 2017: CLEP Workshop*
May 22, 2017: Foreign Language and Math Placement Tests: An Overview
June 15, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training
June 16, 2017: Appreciative Advising Workshop*
June 19, 2017: The LIFE Scholarship- An Overview and Considerations for Advisement*
July 7, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training Webinar
July 17, 2017: Guiding Students through the Major Change Process*
July 18, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training
August 18, 2017: Pathfinder New User Trainings
August 23, 3017: Pathfinder Refresher Session
September 8, 2017: The Evolution of and Best Practices for Advising at USC: A Panel Discussion
Sept. 12, 2017: Pathfinder Refresher Session
Sept. 22, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training