Essential Skills for Maximizing Advisor Effectiveness (EDU876D)

Presented By: Dr. Sue Ohrablo , Ed.D
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Thu, August 10, 2017
Event Description

Identify the Five Levels of Advisor Competency and Improve the Quality of Student Advising

Academic advisors are often inundated with tasks such as registration inquiries, updating records, and performing administrative duties. They are called upon to explain policies and procedures, provide deadlines, and complete forms. However, comprehensive academic advising goes far beyond completing forms and citing facts. In order to successfully advise students in an effective, holistic manner, advisors must integrate a variety of competencies into each advising session. By providing facts, teaching processes, using tools and resources, demonstrating compassion and applying critical thinking skills, advisors can maximize their effectiveness when working with students.

In this session, expert speaker Sue Ohrablo, Ed.D. will examine the essential competencies which contribute to advisor effectiveness. Academic advisors can more effectively assist students in making informed decisions and developing sound academic plans when they approach advising in a comprehensive manner. Comprehensive advising requires advisors to draw from and apply a diverse set of skills in order to effectively support students and address their needs. Advisors will learn ways to add value to their advising sessions by incorporating multiple skills and competencies into their advising process. Advising administrators will learn how to identify advisor proficiency levels and provide coaching regarding increasing competencies and improving effectiveness. This session will provide actual examples of student issues and advisor responses to help you learn how to identify the components of effective advising.

Session Highlights

  • Discuss 5 levels of advisor competency and ways to improve the quality of advising
  • Identify the ā€œ5 Iā€™sā€ of effective advising: informational, instructional, investigational, interpersonal, and integrative skills
  • Learn strategies for adding value to advising sessions, both online and in-person
  • Evaluate student-advisor interactions to identify advisor competency levels
  • Examine methods for combining skills to increase overall advisor competency

Who Should Attend

  • Academic advisors
  • Student success specialists
  • Student support personnel
  • Student affairs personnel
  • Academic advising administrators
  • Student success administrators

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Sue Ohrablo Ed.D
Sue is a nationally recognized speaker in the areas of academic advising and student services. Her presentations blend theory and practice, and include real-world scenarios for professionals to apply as they work to support students. Sue's areas of expertise include comprehensive developmental advising, student engagem... More info


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