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

April Coffee Conversation April 2020

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us on April 16th for our discussion on Appreciative Advising in a Virtual World. We hope you were able to gain some new knowledge and connect with your colleagues. If you were not able to join us, we have provided the links below:

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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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