Advisor Training and Development Community

The Advisor Training & Development Community is one of NACADA's largest... with over 1900 members and still growing!   In addition, more proposals to NACADA conferences are submitted under this Community than any other Community.  This is in large part due to the vast scope of this Community's purpose.  We strive to provide members with a network for discussing advisor training and development issues that are experienced at every level of advising and advising administration. In addition, we strive to provide a network of support and analysis of motivational theories and practices that are so vital to successful training & development programs and initiatives.  The Advisor Training & Development Community also suggests projects, initiatives, and concerns to the NACADA Advising Community Division Representatives, to the NACADA Professional Development Committee, and to the NACADA Board of Directors. 

2020 Lunch and Learn Discussions

July 2020
Mentoring in the ATD


June 2020
"Welcome to NACADA ... It's Been Waiting For You" 
New to NACADA or just want to get more involved?  This session will discuss pathways to engagement within the Association and will moderated by: 

  • Gavin Farber (Temple University)
  • Karen Lewis (University of Maryland College Park) 
  • Wiona Porath (Johns Hopkins University) 

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May 2020
Your Advising Philosophy: Built from the ground up Live Workshop
Co-sponsored by the Advisor Training & Development Advising Community and presented by Jaclyn Graves, Academic Advisor at Temple University, Dr. Amanda Neuber, Associate Director of Temple University Honors Program and Dr. A. Musu Davis, Administrative Director of the SAS Honors Program at Rutgers University.

Setting Sail to Mid-Level Advisor Success: Embracing the Real ‘Unsung Heroes’ of NACADA 
This panel presentation was moderated by Gavin Farber, Temple University, Dr. Locksley Knibbs, Florida Gulf Coast University and Lisa Yamin, Virginia Commonwealth University
i. Description: In a competitive profession like higher education, the climb to the top can be difficult. When promotions are unavailable to mid-level professionals, it can be challenging for them to feel appreciated in their role. In reality, when a vertical path is unavailable at an institution, it could be horizontal movements that afford the best opportunities for aiding in professional branding. Learn how you can forge a rich, rewarding career independent of the conventional “climbing the ladder” approach and can engage in your own #HorizonalBranding on and off campus.  View the Slides and/or the Worksheet.  

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Current Chair

Gavin Farber
Temple University