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
Alumni advisors play a critical role in developing young leaders and ensuring the success of student organizations. Providing advisors with the best training and resources can have a dramatic impact on members and on the organization. But they need more than policies, demographics, and student development theory.
Guide is an interactive skills-training experience that provides advisors with the tools they need to excel in the position: coaching skills to resolve complicated scenarios, practical solutions to challenging issues that come up every day, and simple techniques to advance student learning.
During this half-day skills-training experience, advisors use Guide’s central principles to address the most frequent and significant challenges they face. Through hands-on problem-solving and rehearsal of new skills, advisors learn more than student development, they learn how to do it. Each program includes a pre-post assessment of the program and a report of outcomes.
Advisors leave the program with:
- Clear expectations for their role
- Strategies to address five common topics
- Understanding of the forces that influence undergraduate students
- A framework for guiding students through difficult issues
- Well-rehearsed skills in dealing with student challenges