Appreciative Advising and the Appreciative Education Philosophy with Dr. Jennifer Bloom

September 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Center for Excellence In Teaching and Learning
Library South
100 Decatur St SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Center for Excellence In Teaching and Learning


As faculty, advisors, and supervisors, you are in an important position to advise students, challenge students to be successful, and increase student retention. This hands-on workshop will focus on providing you with an overview of an exciting movement within the academic community called Appreciative Advising. Appreciative Advising is the intentional collaborative practice of asking positive, open-ended questions that help students optimize their educational experiences and achieve their dreams, goals, and potentials. This is a student-centered approach to student development.The presentation is based on the book titled, The Appreciative Advising Revolution, which the presenter co-authored with Dr. Bryant Hutson and Dr. Ye He from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. We will first define the terms academic advising and Appreciative Advising and look at the important role that advising plays in student success. The six phases of Appreciative Advising – Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, and Don’t Settle – will be defined. Participants will not only learn what each phase means, but they will also have the opportunity to learn specific techniques for implementing each of these phases.

This workshop will be coordinated by Dr. Jennifer Bloom (Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University) and hosted by CETL.

A continental breakfast will be served.


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