Global Advising Week - May 2-8

Welcome to NACADA's Global Advising Week webpage!  May 2, 1979 was the official date when articles of incorporation were signed creating NACADA. During the first week in May every year, we will celebrate the work of advisors, tutors, personal tutors, counselors and coaches that advise students around the world. This year we will celebrate NACADA Global Advising Week during May 2-8, 2021. This global celebration, co-sponsored by UKAT, LVSA & ELETSA, is our week to honor academic advising in its many impactful forms. All events for this week are free and open to all.

Advisor's Got Talent (AGT)

Submit a video showcasing your favorite talent for a chance to win AGT during NACADA Global Advising Week. Submit videos by April 25. More information here.

2021 Global Advising Week Work Group

Allison Scully, Canada AC
Madeline Goldman, Global Engagement AC
Felicia Russell, HBCU AC
Cody Harrison, LGBTQA Advising & Advocacy AC
David Grey, UKAT
Oscar van den Wijngaard, LSVA
Ariane Berends, LVSA
Matt Markin, Adventures in Advising
Colum Cronin, Adventures in Advising
Joan Krush, NACADA EO
Michele Holaday, NACADA EO
Ben Hopper, NACADA EO
Karen Sullivan-Vance, NACADA EO
Bev Martin, NACADA EO

Schedule of the Week

Schedule subject to change, so check back frequently for updates! 

May 2, 2021

Welcome to Global Advising Week

Yoga for Advisors - Liz Sutton, University of Pennsylvania
Yoga presented in varying styles and time lengths to accommodate those with different experience and mobility levels. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Advising Video Message from Global Advising Week Co-sponsor and NACADA Allied Member, ELETSA
The voices of students and staff from 4 of the 26 South African universities represented by ELETSA - click here

Advisors Got Talent (AGT) - Cody Harrison, Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 11 am CDT
Videos of our talented advisors from a specific category are available for viewing. Favorite videos from each category will receive a prize.

Eat and Engage - Karen Sullivan-Vance (Moderator), NACADA; Time: 1 pm CDT
Join other members of NACADA, UKAT, and LVSA over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just to take a quick break! This is a time to take a break and hang out with colleagues we may not get to see as often as we’d like. Today's guiding question is: What successes have you had this past year? How have you celebrated them? Think professionally AND personally!

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May 3, 2021

Yoga for Advisors - Jennifer Payne, University of Mississippi
By connecting breath to movement, advisors can relieve stress and be more present in their professional and personal lives. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Eat and Engage - Madeline Goldman (Moderator), Virginia Commonwealth University; Time: 9 am CDT
Join other members of NACADA, UKAT, and LVSA over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just to take a quick break! This is a time to take a break and hang out with colleagues we may not get to see as often as we’d like. Today's guiding question is: What is the best professional advice you've ever been given? What is the best advice you would offer a new advisor?

Advisors Got Talent (AGT) - Cody Harrison, Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 11 am CDT
Videos of our talented advisors from a specific category are available for viewing. Favorite videos from each category will receive a prize.  

Self Care Art Activity, Card Making - Di Dingman, NACADA Wellness & Retention Community, Virginia Commonwealth University and Amy Sannes, Arizona State University; Time: 12 pm CDT
Join us for a stress-free card making session. Make someone’s day by sending them the thank you card we create together. You can craft along or just learn the basics to create masterpieces on your own time. Supplies needed if you want to craft along (measurements are in inches):

  • White card stock 2 pieces 4.25 X 5.5 (this is an 8.5 x 11 sheet cut in half)
  • White card stock 1 X 4
  • Patterned paper 4 X 5.25
  • 3 X 4 Solid colored card stock that coordinates with the patterned paper selected
  • 1.25 X 4, and 1 X 4 Black ink pad "Thank You" stamp that will fit in a 1 x 4 space
  • Tape runner or two-sided tape

Kahoot! Advising Quiz Game - Alli Scully, McMaster University; Time: 2 pm CDT
Test your advising knowledge in a friendly competition against your fellow advisors in this fun game of Kahoot! Claim your spot on the Global Advising Week Kahoot! podium. Download the Kahoot! app on your mobile device before the game begins.

Adventures in Advising Podcast, Matt Markin and Colum Cronin; Guests are Terrance McClain, Charlie Nutt, Kathy Anderson; Time: TBD
Matt and Colum will visit with Terrance McClain, Student Development Specialist, Texas State University; Charlie Nutt, NACADA Executive Director; and NACADA's incoming Board President, Melinda Anderson, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Elizabeth City State University.

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May 4, 2021

Yoga for Advisors - Liz Sutton, University of Pennsylvania
Yoga presented in varying styles and time lengths to accommodate those with different experience and mobility levels. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Advisors Got Talent (AGT) - Cody Harrison, Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 11 am CDT
Videos of our talented advisors from a specific category are available for viewing. Favorite videos from each category will receive a prize.

Pet Portal Game -  Felicia Russell, Jackson State University; Time: 2 pm CDT
For many of us, pets are our new coworkers so let's thank them for their support. Join Pet Portal to show off your barking, meowing, singing, or swimming friends to your fellow advisors. Animal lovers without pets are welcome, too!

Eat and Engage - Cody Harrison (Moderator), Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 5 pm CDT
Join other members of NACADA, UKAT, and LVSA over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just to take a quick break! This is a time to take a break and hang out with colleagues we may not get to see as often as we’d like. Today's guiding question is: How are you keeping students (and yourself!) engaged in this virtual world we've landed in?

Student/Advisor Video - Time: TBD

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May 5, 2021

Yoga for Advisors - Jennifer Payne, University of Mississippi
By connecting breath to movement, advisors can relieve stress and be more present in their professional and personal lives. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Eat and Engage - Ariane Berends, Leiden University (Moderator); Time: 7 am CDT
Join other members of NACADA, UKAT, and LVSA over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just to take a quick break! This is a time to take a break and hang out with colleagues we may not get to see as often as we’d like. Today's guiding question is: What successes have you had this past year? How have you celebrated them? Think professionally AND personally!

Advisors Got Talent (AGT) - Cody Harrison, Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 11 am CDT
Videos of our talented advisors from a specific category are available for viewing. Favorite videos from each category will receive a prize.

Celebrating the Profession of Advising During the Pandemic Symposium - Ariane Berends, Leiden University and Joan Krush, NACADA; Time: 1 pm CDT
In this live, one-hour event, a panel of presenters will address the topics of Current Affairs in Advising Research, Advising Philosophy, and Self-care and Wellbeing of the advisor. After the panel mini-presentations, you will be able to discuss the topic of your choice with the presenters and colleagues in breakout rooms.

Scavenger Hunt Game - Felecia Russell, Jackson State University; Time: 2 pm CDT
Kick-start your heart with this face-paced game! You will be on the run trying to find specific items before your fellow advisors find them.

Self Care Art Activity, Doodling - John Sauter, Niagara University; Time: TBD

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May 6, 2021

Yoga for Advisors - Liz Sutton, University of Pennsylvania
Yoga presented in varying styles and time lengths to accommodate those with different experience and mobility levels. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Advisors Got Talent (AGT) - Cody Harrison, Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 11 am CDT
Videos of our talented advisors from a specific category are available for viewing. Favorite videos from each category will receive a prize.

Virtual Advising Bingo Game - Allison Scully, McMaster University; Time: 2 pm CDT
Advisors + Fun + Prizes = Virtual Advising Bingo! YES, there will be prizes for the winners of virtual Advising Bingo! Don't miss out on the fun! Did we mention BINGO!

Eat and Engage - Cody Harrison (Moderator), Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 3 pm CDT
Join other members of NACADA, UKAT, and LVSA over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just to take a quick break! This is a time to take a break and hang out with colleagues we may not get to see as often as we’d like. Today's guiding question is: What is the best professional advice you've ever been given? What is the best advice you would offer a new advisor? 

Self Care Art Activity, Happy Hour Coloring - Dane Zdunowski, Temple University; Time: 4 pm CDT
Are you looking to connect with fellow advisors virtually through a fun twist on happy hour? Bring your beverage and coloring book of choice and join us for a time to de-stress and relax. If you need to print out some free coloring pages, here are some recommendations:

Student/Advisor Video - Time: TBD

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May 7, 2021

Yoga for Advisors - Jennifer Payne, University of Mississippi
By connecting breath to movement, advisors can relieve stress and be more present in their professional and personal lives. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Advisors Got Talent (AGT) - Cody Harrison, Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 11 am CDT
Videos of our talented advisors from a specific category are available for viewing. Favorite videos from each category will receive a prize.

Eat and Engage - Cody Harrison (Moderator), Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 11 am CDT
Join other members of NACADA, UKAT, and LVSA over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just to take a quick break! This is a time to take a break and hang out with colleagues we may not get to see as often as we’d like. Today's guiding question is:  How are you keeping students (and yourself!) engaged in this virtual world we've landed in?

Charlie Trivia Game - Beverly Martin, NACADA; Time: 2 pm CDT
Charlie Nutt, NACADA's Executive Director, will soon begin phased retirement. Play Charlie Trivia to see how much you know about the life and times of Charlie Nutt! Download the Kahoot! app on your mobile device before the game begins.

Charlie Tribute Video - Time: TBD
Charlie's friends from around the world have contributed short video messages of appreciation to him for his years of service to NACADA.

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May 8, 2021

Yoga for Advisors - Liz Sutton, University of Pennsylvania
Yoga presented in varying styles and time lengths to accommodate those with different experience and mobility levels. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Closing Remarks from Charlie Nutt - Video

Advisors Got Talent (AGT) - Cody Harrison, Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 11 am CDT
AGT Winners Announced

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Ways to Say Thank You

  • Administrators and colleagues could send thank you notes to advising staff, by email or with online greetings via social media.
  • Create an online bulletin board for students to express appreciation to their advisors (i.e., Blackboard, Canvas).
  • Use screen casting tools to narrate a short story about your advising team or colleagues.
  • Record short messages of thanks or kudos and text or email them to advisors/tutors.
  • Attach NACADA’s virtual frame to your profile photo to raise awareness about how impactful advising is on campus and in the lives of students.
  • Give a virtual gift (e-gift cards) to show appreciation or promise some institutional swag or a pizza party once you are back in the office.

Self-Care Resources

Beach Scene with Sounds
5-minute Guided Meditation
10-minute Guided Meditation
UCLA Meditation Center
Let's Meditate App
Insight Timer App
Calm App