Appreciative Advising Optimizes Student Success

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Appreciative Advising is a powerful educational trend which has been employed by colleges in the Southeast with revolutionary results in optimizing student success. Expert Jennifer L. Bloom, Ed.D. will discuss this powerful tool and help academic advisors positively impact student lives in a live webinar hosted by AudioSolutionz on Thursday, May 28, 2015.

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High impact advisors realize that the positive outcomes of advising sessions are not just limited to students….. Jennifer L. Bloom

Academic and student advisors often face problems in engaging students. Many advisors find it a challenge to draw the line between advising a student and enabling them. How much is considered advising and when does it cross over to doing the student’s work for them? Advisors must continually check whether information is too much and whether they are doing more work than the student. Ultimately, the advisor wants students to be engaged, to enable them to achieve a high level of success in their student life.

Appreciative Advising (AA) is a powerful educational resource to optimize student performance. It is based upon the Appreciative Inquiry theory in organizational development and on Positive Psychology literature. The six phases of Appreciative Advising – Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, and Don’t Settle – provide a flexible framework to increase student success. High-impact advising doesn’t just affect students; advisors get the opportunity to learn from students.

In this webinar at, expert Jennifer Bloom will discuss how to retain students, focusing on individual students and partner in an intentional collaborative effort encompassing administrators, staff or faculty. This webinar will discuss the ways to optimize student learning experiences and help students achieve their potential through Appreciative Advising. She will discuss the theoretical infrastructure behind Appreciative Advising and the relationship between Appreciative Advising and various functions of the institution such as Career Services, Financial Aid and Professional Development. She will discuss the specific behaviors advisors should engage in at every stage of the appreciative advising process, and will offer insights into specific verbal and non-verbal immediacy behaviors to put students at ease, and open-ended, positive questions to build rapport with students. She will discuss the exercises and activities which would help students formulate a vision of their future and develop concrete goals and will provide guidance on co-creating an action plan.

AudioSolutionz – the country’s leading business enhancing information provider, will conduct a session on Thursday, May 28, 2015, where expert speaker Jennifer L. Bloom, Ed.D., will be providing specific techniques on how to carry out each of the six phases of Appreciative Advising in order to help educators and professionals, optimize interactions with students.
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