Students already have parents.
They have teachers, managers, and plenty of friends.
As their advisor, leaders are looking to you for something different.
At a time when they need it most..
Be a Guide.
Volunteer advisors provide a valuable perspective to undergraduate students as they navigate through their collegiate journey. With the right approach, advisors can have a powerful impact on the chapter experience. Unfortunately, most training for volunteers involves reciting policies, reviewing demographics, and teaching theory.
Guide provides advisors with the tools they really need: facilitation skills to resolve complicated scenarios, solutions to challenging issues that come up every day, and simple techniques to advance student learning. The program is an interactive, half-day training experience for advisors to student organizations. Through three simple principles, we teach volunteers how to support students as they navigate the complicated terrain of leadership. Along the way, advisors learn:
- Role and Expectations: Discover the significance, boundaries, and ins and outs of the advisor role.
- The Four Forces: Understand the unique experiences and pressures faced by today's college student.
- Advising/Mentoring Skills: Gain simple techniques to facilitate and resolve the toughest challenges.
- Top 5 Topics: Apply Guide's lessons to develop solutions to the most frequent and challenging issues.
Guide is relevant for volunteer advisors of fraternities, sororities and all other student organizations. The program incorporates your expectations, structures and protocols into the experience, so there is no need for supplemental training.