Appreciative Advising: The 6 Phases that Lead to Student Success (EDU551H)

Presented By: Jennifer L Bloom , Ed.D.
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Thu, May 28, 2015
Event Description

Learn the Ropes of Appreciative Advising to Enhance Student Learning and Optimize Student Success.

Appreciative Advising (AA) is one of the most powerful educational trends to sweep across college campuses in decades. First proposed by Jennifer Bloom a little over a decade ago, this advisement policy has been employed by colleges across the Southeast with revolutionary results. Based on the organizational development theory of Appreciative Inquiry and Positive Psychology literature, Appreciative Advising provides a flexible framework for you to optimize student success.

In this webinar expert speaker Jennifer Bloom will discuss how to retain students, one student at a time, and partner together in an intentional collaborative effort to optimize student learning experiences and help them achieve their potential. Whether you are an administrator, staff, or faculty, Appreciative Advising gives you, as educators and paraprofessionals, the tools you need to impact lives of students and also learn from your advisees. You'll also learn the six phases of Appreciative Advising – Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver and Don't Settle. Jennifer will provide specific ideas for optimizing your interactions with students and how to carry out each of the six phases.

Session Highlights

  • Understand the theoretical infrastructure behind Appreciative Advising, including a brief overview of Appreciative Inquiry
  • Understand the relationship between Appreciative Advising and various functions of the institution including Career Services, Financial Aid and Professional Development
  • Understand and apply the six phases of Appreciative Advising: Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver and Don't Settle
  • Learn how to ask positive, open-ended questions that will help professionals and faculty build rapport with students
  • Learn how to use verbal and non-verbal immediacy behaviors that can put students at ease
  • Learn how to energize and enthuse students
  • Understand the specific and important behaviors that advisors should engage in at every stage of the AA process
  • Learn about specific exercises and activities to help students formulate a vision of their future and develop concrete career goals
  • Get advice on co-creating an action plan
  • Explore potential adaptations of the model in participants' individual working environment

Who Should Attend:

  • Academic advisors and advising administrators
  • Student success center leaders and personnel
  • Student affairs professionals - including career services, orientation, housing, student conduct, etc.
  • Faculty advisors
  • HR Professionals

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About Our Speaker(s)

Jennifer L Bloom Ed.D.
Jennifer L. Bloom, Ed.D. joined the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University in August 2015 as an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Higher Education Leadership Master's Degree Program. She previously served as a Clinical Professor and Director of the Master's... More info


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