"Better Prepare Academic Advisors through Discussion-Based Scenarios"

July 20, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EST (webinar)

Learn how to address complex issues that arise in academic advising while building advisors' skills in the 3 critical competency areas.


Who Should Attend?

  • Academic Advisors
  • Directors, Assistant Directors and Coordinators of Academic Advising
  • Academic Deans, Provosts and Vice Presidents Who Oversee Advisor Training


Academic Advisors often face challenging student situations, made more complicated by the need to satisfy advising expectations of many different constituents: students, institutions, legislatures and even outside funding agencies.  Now more than ever, advisors require strong skills and knowledge in the 3 critical components of advising: informational, relational and conceptual. Moreover, they need to work through practical scenarios and discuss them with their colleagues so they can more successfully, ethically and thoughtfully advise their students. This interactive webinar will help academic advisors and those who oversee academic advisor training to:

  • understand the contexts of the 3 critical components within advisor training efforts
  • consider the complexities of advising in today's world
  • practice discussing student scenarios utilizing informational, relational and conceptual advising skills and knowledge
  • apply advising ethics to student scenarios
  • develop their own scenarios to use in future advisor training on their campuses

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to recognize the complex nature of the advising process that enables every session to become an opportunity to teach their students.

Participants will be able to identify various conditions and/or characteristics of each advisee that might affect the nature of the advising interaction among the various components.

Participants will become more cognizant of and ready to extend the advising relationship to the conceptual levels more readily.


Tom Grites Director, Assistant Provost, Stockton University

Thomas Grites is currently the Assistant Provost of Academic Support for Stockton University.  He has previously served as Director of Academic Advising, Interim Director of Teacher Education, Interim Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Grites was one of the founding members of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and served as its President for two terms. He currently serves as a Senior Editor of the NACADA Journal and regularly provides other services to NACADA.

Grites earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Illinois State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Both institutions have awarded him their distinguished Alumni Awards, and he was inducted into the College of Education Hall of Fame at Illinois State in October 2007.

Grites has written over 60 journal articles, book chapters, and professional reports; he has delivered more than 120 conference presentations; and he has conducted faculty development workshops and academic advising program reviews on over 100 campuses. He has served on the Absecon Board of Education for over 30 years.


Pricing and Registration

Live Webinar Site Connection with Access to the Webinar Recording                     $329

  • Access to the live webinar: invite your whole team!
  • Electronic links to presentation materials and additional resources
  • Following the webcast: an electronic link to a downloadable recording of the webinar delivered via email within 14 business days following the live webinar date
  • Only $25 for additional webinar connections for members of the same institution - great for professionals who want to join in on the learning from off campus locations or different campus locations!

On-Demand Download of Live Webinar$329

  • An electronic link to a downloadable recording of the live webinar (active for 15 days)
  • Access to electronic versions of presentation materials and additional resources
  • Links are delivered via email within 14 business days following the live webcast date