Advisor Training and Development: Advanced

$300 member
$500 non-member

[Comprehensive Advisor Training and Development, 3rd Edition is a requried text for this eTutorial]

Advisor Training and Development: Advanced eTutorial encourages participants to enhance their training and development programs through implementing a holistic approach to advisor training and development.

What you'll learn:

  • Identify the broad elements of advisor training and development, including those often left out of programs
  • Identify ways to improve or enhance programs by integrating a holistic approach to advisor training and development.
  • Advance advocacy for advisor training and professional development on their own campus.

Who this is for:

  • Those looking to take professional development to the “next level”
  • Those who already have established advisor training and development programs on their campuses
  • Those who are administratively responsible for advisor training and development
  • Those seeking knowledge to support advocacy of their own professional development

About this eTutorial:

Advisor training and development (AT&D) provides advisors with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and encouragement to do their work. These programs may be incomplete or can become stale if their focus is primarily on the specific daily work of advisors. This eTutorial focuses on advancing advisor training and development to go beyond subject matter expertise and advocates to consider the intersections of AT&D with holistic work including self-care, intercultural competence, and mentoring. Those who participate in this eTutorial will not only gain a practical set of tools, but will also gain the knowledge to advocate on their campuses for a broader view of AT&D.


Participants will complete in-depth readings, post replies to discussion boards, and complete quizzes and other assignments. Participants can work at their own pace within each week. There will be weekly assignments but no set time to be online. Participants will have the entire week to complete that week's content, which could be completed in several days or done during the week as their schedule allows. By offering this information in an online format, participants are provided a learning opportunity that can be accessed either in their own home or office, and at a time of day that works best for their schedules. Assignments, including discussion posts, quizzes, and readings will be required each week.

The eTutorial is 3.5 (3 1/2) weeks in length. Participants should expect to spend between four-eight hours per week completing the reading, posts, and assignments.

This eTutorial is structured in a manner that allows the participants to develop an international network through interaction with other members of their cohort through virtual chat rooms and discussion boards.


Facilitators will be assigned to assist those taking the eTutorial by posing questions for discussion, sharing successful practices, and answering questions. Facilitators will grade all discussion boards and assignments, providing feedback on work completed.


Each week will include an assessment component including questions covering material and participation in topical discussions.


Upon successful completion (80% or better within the eTutorial) of all 3.5 weeks, the participant will receive a NACADA microcredential. This will include a digital badge through the badging platform Credly which can be utlized in email signatures, LinkedIn, and other applications.

Computer Specifications

Canvas and its hosting infrastructure are designed for maximum compatibility and minimal requirements.

Visit the Instructure Community Page for current browser and computer requirements.

Transfer Policy

A transfer of registration fees to a future offering of any eTutorial offering may be made via request in writing and mailed or emailed ( to NACADA.

The request must be received three (3) business days (Central US time) prior to the start of the eTutorial offering. There is no charge providing the written request is received three business days in advance:

  • Transfer fee – $0.00 USD*

Requests made after three (3) business days and through four (4) business days into the eTutorial offering will incur the following charge:

  • Transfer fee – $100.00 USD

*If registration fees have been transferred at least once before, any future transfer fee is $100.00 USD, at any date.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of registration fees for an eTutorial offering can be made via request in writing and mailed or emailed ( to NACADA. Cancellations after certain dates will incur charges:

Any date ten (10) business days prior to the start of the eTutorial offering:

  • Refund of the registration fee minus $50.00 USD for administrative fees

Any date between three (3) and ten (10) business days prior to the start of the eTutorial offering:

  • Refund of the registration fee minus 50% for administrative fees

Any date after three (3) business days prior to the start of the eTutorial offering:

  • No Refund, due to faculty and technology obligations
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