Advisor Training and Development: Foundations

$300 member
$500 non-member

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

Advisor Training and Development: Foundations aims to provide the "how" to advisor training and to encourage participants to develop highly effective and advisor-focused programs on their campuses and in their advising units

What you'll learn:

  • Identify the characteristics of effective advisor training and development programs 
  • Describe and implement the ways in which advisor training and development can support effective advising programs on campuses.
  • Become advocates for advisor training and development on their campuses.

Who this is for:

  • Those looking for foundational knowledge on advisor training and development.
  • Those who are looking to develop new advisor training and development programs on their campuses or who are new to the responsibility for AT&D.

About this eTutorial:

Advisors focus on the success of their students. To do so, they must have the knowledge, skills, abilities, and encouragement to do their work. This eTutorial provides a practical framework for the foundations of advisor training and professional development, underpinned by the theoretical rationale for those frameworks. This eTutorial is not focused on the “what” of advisor training but is instead intentionally focused on the “how” and the “why,” encouraging those responsible for the development and implementation to have a clear means by which to support advisor success. Those who participate in this eTutorial will gain a practical set of tools to be used in various AT&D settings, including a focus on cultures that support training and development, theoretical frameworks, launching advisor training, and assessment specific to this effort. 


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.

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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 ([email protected]) 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 ([email protected]) 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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