Offered in partnership with CSEE. Please visit the CSEE website for more information and to register.

By fostering meaningful relationships and stimulating student motivation, advisory time can help maximize student success. This engaging workshop helps educators get the most out of advisory time, whether starting a new program or fine-tuning an existing structure.

Esteemed presenter Barb Ackerman will cover all aspects of advisory, share both meaningful activities for advisory time and best-practices, and troubleshoot with participants. The weekend culminates in participants creating their own action plans for immediate and long-range goals. The “advisory period” is also put into the broader context of a school’s mission for social, moral and academic development. Presenters offer tools to translate this mission into day-to-day advisory activities. Advisors will leave with materials, insights, and methods to be successful.

This two-day workshop will explore:

  • Why make time for advisory? How do we fit advising into busy school days and a full school calendar?
  • The importance of the advisor/advisee relationship.
  • How to prepare advisors to fulfill their significant role in students’ lives, and how to help resistant / reluctant advisors to feel more comfortable.
  • How an active advising program can help a school to achieve its stated mission.

Participants can expect to come away with: 

  • Knowledge of advising practices and procedures at a variety of schools from across the country.
  • Strategies for working with individual advisees.
  • Ideas for school-wide advising events.
  • An action plan consisting of immediate improvements as well as long-range goals.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring relevant curricula and activities to share with others.  


SAIS Member*Non-Member
Through Oct 24$300$550
After Oct 24$350$600

*SAIS members receive the member rate for this event. Please contact for the promo code.

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