You are enthusiastically invited
to participate in the
2013 Appreciative Advising
in Savannah, Georgia
Building on the excitement and momentum from the first two Appreciative Advising Institutes, the 3rd Appreciative Advising Institute will be held in historic Savannah, GA July 28-31, 2013. This highly interactive and hands-on institute will be action-packed and full of practical suggestions for translating the theory of Appreciative Advising into practice. Steeped in the tenets of positive psychology, Appreciative Inquiry, and motivational theory, Appreciative Advising is positively impacting student retention and outcomes at various institutions across the country. Additionally, a qualitative research study has demonstrated that advisors who adopt the Appreciative Advising framework report enhanced effectiveness as professionals, stronger relationships with their students, as well as a positive impact on their personal relationships with co-workers, children, spouses, and friends (Howell, 2010).
The Appreciative Advising Institute is intentionally designed to teach participants the theoretical infrastructure of Appreciative Advising AND to provide skills training in implementing this framework. Unlike most conferences, there will be ample opportunity for attendees to extend theory to practice. Participants will learn how to use the six phases of Appreciative Advising: Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, and Don’t Settle to help their students optimize their educational experiences and to help participants optimize their educational experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own goals and dreams to optimize their own lives.