Appreciative Advising Strategies for International Students

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2023 - 1:00 PM CDT (GMT-5)

a picture of a globeThis presentation will explore advising strategies using both Appreciative Advising and an international student perspective from NAFSA's 'International Advisor's Playbook'. The intention of this workshop is to introduce you to the concepts of Appreciative Advising along with international student advising strategies to review additional ways we can support our students. 

By representing Advising Services and International Programs from a community college and a large public university, this workshop aims to share academic and immigration advising strategies to help us contribute to student development and success by incorporating intercultural communication skills.

What You'll Learn

  • Build confidence in your role as an advisor to an international student
  • Have new phrases and skills to use while advising
  • Gain an introductory understanding of Appreciative Advising


Headshot of Wendé FisherWendé Fisher, Academic Advisor, Clark College

Wendé Fisher (she/her) serves as an Academic Advisor at Clark College, a community college located in Vancouver, WA, since August of 2010.  In November of 2019, she earned her certification as a Certified Appreciative Advisor.  Prior to her time at Clark College, she worked in Admissions in a university setting and has served as an International Student Advisor for both public and private institutions.

Headshot of Csendi HoppCsendi Hopp, International Student Advisor, Portland State University

Csendi serves the International Student Advisor at Portland State University. She previously worked at Clark College and Pierce College in Washington state as an International Admissions Manager. She has worked for many years overseas including at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary where she was the Master’s Program Coordinator. 


Core Competencies Addressed

Academic Advising Core Competencies that will be addressed in this presentation include: 

  •   Theory relevant to academic advising.
  • C4 icon.jpg  Academic advising approaches and strategies.
  • R2 icon.png Create rapport and build academic advising relationships. 
  • R3 icon.png  Communicate in an inclusive and respectful manner. 
  • R4 icon.png  Plan and conduct successful advising interactions.


NACADA Members:

  • Before/on April 3 - $150
  • After/on April 4 - $175


  • Before/on April 3 - $300
  • After/on April 4 - $325

Registration closes May 1, 2023

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Individuals using checks or purchase orders for payment must use this Registration Form.  

  • Please complete the form, print it, and mail or fax to the Executive Office.  Registrations will be processed in the order they are received.  Once processing is complete, you will receive via email a receipt or invoice for the event.
  • The completed form and a check or approved PO must be received by the Executive Office at least two working days prior to the event. If the event should reach capacity before your registration can be processed, your check or PO will be returned to you.
  • Note: For your financial safety, we can NOT accept registrations with a credit card via email.

Refund/Transfer Policy

If you find after registering that you are not able to attend the broadcast, you may:

  • Choose to simply remain registered and view the streamable recording of the event from the link that will be provided and available for 30 days following the event.
  • Transfer your registration to another individual from your institution. (If this person is not a current NACADA member, they will either be asked to become a member or pay the non-member fee.)
  • Up to 30 days prior to the webinar: Request a refund of paid registration fees (less $25) in writing. 
  • 29 to 8 days prior to the webinar: Request a refund off paid registration fees (less 50%) in writing. 
  • Due to service provider obligations, refund requests can not be accepted less than 8 days priorbeforeevent. Internal campus substitutions can be made up to 3 days before the broadcast.
  • In the unlikely event the broadcast is cancelled, registration fees will be returned.