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In-Person Trainings & Events

Throughout the year, the University Advising Center hosts in-person training events, workshops and webinars. These events aim to explore advising best practices among the professional staff and faculty academic advisor community on the USC-Columbia campus. 

Training and Events Calendar

 

Looking to register for the 2018 USC System Advisors Conference?

Visit the conference page for details on this years conference- Advising Hacks: Best Practices. 

 

Click on the title of each event to see a description or to register. Events approved for Level 2 certification are denoted by an asterisk (*)

 
January 2018

JAN. 19: Generating Reports in EAB Pathfinder (webinar)

Learn from the comfort of your own desk during this WEBINAR, which will be led by Ben Galina, EAB Consultant. Dive into the standard reporting functionality of the EAB Pathfinder system. Learn to pull the Pathfinder data you want for diverse reporting needs. This will be half presentation, half workshop, so be prepared to share your questions and needs! Note: If you attended the in-person workshop we hosted in November, which was also focused on Generating Reports, the content of this session will be the same. Register Now!

*JAN. 30: Academic Advising and the Development of Student Leaders

As academic advisors, we work daily to help students recognize their potential on their pathway to graduation. Advisors help students transform as learners, but how do we help students evolve as leaders? Join us for a brown bag lunch opportunity as we discuss the article, 'Contributing to the Development of Student Leadership through Academic Advising' This article examines the connection between student leadership development and academic advising Advisors will also share how they engage students' leadership capabilities. We'll also help you evaluate: What are the leadership opportunities in your college, and how are you sharing them in your advising sessions? Bring your lunch—the University Advising Center will provide coffee and cookies! Register Now!

February 2018

*FEB. 1: Building Advisor Competency: Conceptual Understanding Component (NACADA Webinar)

In this webinar, our presenters will continue the conversation with a deeper look at the Model’s Conceptual component. The competencies included in the conceptual component provide context for academic advising.  Too often overlooked in training and development programs, the conceptual component addresses the ideas and theories that academic advisors must understand about students, their institutions, themselves, and their environment in order to appropriately convey the critical nature of academic advising to their stakeholders. Register Now

*FEB. 16: USC System Advisors Conference

Every year the Office of the Provost hosts a system-wide conference focusing on academic advising best practices, student support, and innovative strategies. All professional staff academic advisors, faculty academic advisors, and student support advisors are invited to attend the conference. This year's conference theme is Advising Hacks: Best Practices. Register Now to Attend!

*FEB. 23: Interpersonal Violence Reporting Guidelines & Campus Services for Advisors

When a student shares that they have been the victim of interpersonal violence, it can be an overwhelming experience for both the student and the advisor. Staff worry about how to respond, how to best support the student, as well as their responsibilities as university employees. In this workshop, Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP) staff will review University policies and procedures for reporting interpersonal violence incidents, how to most appropriately and effectively respond to survivors, and resources available for both survivors and staff. Register Now!

March 2018

*MARCH 6: Building Advisor Competency: Informational Knowledge Component (NACADA Webinar)

In this webinar, our Presenters will continue the conversation with a deeper look at the Model’s Informational component. The competencies included in the informational component provide advising personnel with the substance of academic advising. It covers the knowledge that academic advisors must gain to be able to guide students at their institution. When the subject of academic advising comes up, thoughts inevitably turn to the amount of information advisors are expected to know or have access to, for information is the coin of the advising realm! Register Now!

April 2018

*APRIL 4: Building Advisor Competency: Relational Skills Component (NACADA Webinar)

In this webinar, our Presenters will continue the conversation with a deeper look at the Model’s Relational component.  The competencies included in the relational component provide advising personnel with the skills needed to convey the concepts and information from the other two components to their advisees. Register Now!

May 2018

*MAY 9: Using the Academic Advising Core Competencies Model to Create an Action Plan for Professional Growth and Development (NACADA Webinar)

Throughout this 2017-2018 NACADA Webinar series on Building Advisor Competency, our presenters have shared information about the new NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model – the history of its development, the framework that underlies it, and the explanation of the individual competencies.  From the first release of the Model, advising professionals and administrators have asked, “So now what do we do?” and “How can we implement these ideas on my campus?”  In this concluding presentation for the Webinar season, our presenters answer those questions.  As they explain how the Core Competencies provide a roadmap for professional development, they will discuss ways to integrate the competencies into advising practice and develop a concrete, intentional professional development plan.  Whether you are a lone advisor in an academic department, part of a committee charged with designing training and development for advisors, or an administrator responsible for advisor development, this presentation will help you take the Core Competencies and apply them on your campus. Register Now!


 

 

View a list of previously offered advisor trainings

Fall 2017

August 18, 2017: Pathfinder New User Trainings

August 23, 3017: Pathfinder Refresher Session

September 8, 2017: The Evolution of and Best Practices for Advising at USC: A Panel Discussion*

Sept. 12, 2017: Pathfinder Refresher Session

Sept. 22, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training

October 8, 2017: Daily Lean for Academic Advisors*

November 10, 2017: Building Reports in EAB Pathfinder

November 15, 2017: Building Advisor Competency: Developing a Profession of Advising through Training, Development, and Scholarship (NACADA Webinar)*

November 20, 2017: Addressing Advisee Concerns and Difficult Situations*

December 13, 2017: Building Advisor Competency: Introduction to NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model (NACADA Webinar)*

December 15, 2017: Advising Students with Disabilities*

Summer 2017

June 15, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training

June 16, 2017: Appreciative Advising Workshop*

June 19, 2017: The LIFE Scholarship- An Overview and Considerations for Advisement*

July 7, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training Webinar

July 17, 2017: Guiding Students through the Major Change Process*

July 18, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training

Spring 2017

February 10, 2017: USC-System Advisors Conference*

March 29, 2017: Creating an Effective Faculty Advising Program-Part 1*

March 30, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training

April 5, 2017: Creating an Effective Faculty Advising Program-Part 2*

April 17, 2017: *Changes for Fall 2017: New Transfer Credit Display, Hardship Withdrawal Policy, and Undergraduate Studies Advising [pdf]

April 26, 2017: Top 5 Tips for Implementing Pathfinder and DegreeWorks in Your College*

April 27, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training

April 28, 2017: An Advisor's Orientation to Study Abroad (offered by Study Abroad Office)*

May 1, 2017: Transparency through Technology: Uniting DegreeWorks, Major Maps, and Advising for a Student-Centered Approach*

May 3, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training

May 12, 2017: CLEP Workshop*

May 15, 2017:  *Changes for Fall 2017: New Transfer Credit Display, Hardship Withdrawal Policy, and Undergraduate Studies Advising [pdf]

May 22, 2017: Foreign Language and Math Placement Tests: An Overview*