Advising Community on Appreciative Advising

This community identifies and addresses issues pertaining to the theory-to-practice framework of Appreciative Advising. Ongoing discussions focus on how best to implement the six phases of Appreciative Advising in a variety of advising contexts and with a diverse array of students.

Coffee Conversation 2020

July 2020

Advisor Self Care - Appreciative Advising Style:

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April 2020

 Appreciative Advising in a Virtual World:


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Last Coffee Conversation: Appreciative Advising Through Email

Email is a quick and efficient tool for communication, and it is one more way to use your appreciative advising skills! Come join the appreciative advising community in a discussion the explores ways to receive and send email communications with an appreciative advising approach. We will share disarm, deliver, and don’t settle strategies and invite participants to share their insight and suggestions too.
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Two things you need to know about Appreciative Advising

  • Appreciative Advising is a framework for delivering high quality advising services. This allows advisors to adapt the framework to meet their needs and those of their students.
  • The focus of Appreciative Advising involves building trusting relationships with students, peers, and faculty. We build those relationships by asking generative, open-ended questions and carefully listening to the answers and stories. 

Current Chair

Tyler Hall
Dalhousie University


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