Students are retained one student at a time and it is crucial that administrators, staff, and faculty partner together to optimize student learning experiences. Based on the organizational development theory of Appreciative Inquiry and the positive psychology literature, Appreciative Advising provides a flexible framework for professionals seeking to optimize student success.
This webinar will define Appreciative Advising, provide an overview of the six phases of Appreciative Advising, and provide participants with specific ideas for optimizing their interactions with students. The webinar will first explore the six phases of Appreciative Advising Ė Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, and Donít Settle. Successful adaptations of this appreciative approach in first-year and retention programs will be showcased. Participants will also learn how each phase can be adapted to use in a wide variety of in-class and extracurricular venues, including residence life, career counseling, financial aid, University 101 courses, Greek affairs, and admissions. Data will be presented that underscores how Appreciative Advising can be used to impact student retention rates and much more.