Preconference Workshops

The workshops are intended to be participatory sessions where you will interact with others. Enrollment will be limited so that interaction can be maximized (enroll early). The variety of sessions will provide both new and experienced advisors with an opportunity to continue professional growth.

Already registered and want to add preconference workshops?

Download this form if you are already registered for the 2017 Conference and want to add Preconference workshops to your registration. Onsite registration will also be available for preconference workshops; however some workshops may fill up before the event date. Fax the completed form to 785-532-7732. Please call the Executive Office at 785-532-5717 if you have questions.


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Lunch included with P1 only)


Academic Advising Administration and Leadership Seminar
Taylor, Armstrong State University
White, Pennsylvania State University
Aiken-Wisniewski, University of Utah
Brown, Truckee Meadows Community College
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
P2 Creating and/or Restructuring an Effective Advising Program
Self, Arizona State University
Mondor, University of Southern Maine
P3 Developing Your Advisor Toolbox for Motivation and Satisfaction
DeHart, Stewart, Western Carolina University
P4 Design and Implementation of an Advisor Promotion Process
Guertin, O'SheaHanson, Indiana University Bloomington
P5 Designing Organizational Change to Best Support First-Generation Student Success
Dandaneau, Kansas State University
Schorr, The Suder Foundation
Grisham, Northern Arizona University
P6 Serving Veteran Students
Hardy, Edmonds Community College
P7 Practical Applications of Motivational Interviewing in Advising
Pettay, Kansas State University
P8 From Interesting Opinion to Effective Argument: 'Learnable' Elements of Scholarly Writing
Troxel, Kansas State University
Campbell, University of Southern Maine


An Introduction to the Foundations of Academic Advising
Cate, Rivier University
Miller, NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising
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P10 Fostering Connections with a Digital Generation
Scott, Kirk, Florida Gulf Coast University
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
P11 Self-Directed Training: The Gateway to New Advisor Success
O'Brien, Eltzroth, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Buckwald, Hunter College
Lazarowicz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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P12 Creating Your Advising Identity: Using the New Core Competencies as a Foundation for Your Advising Growth and Development
Farr, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hitchcock, University of Louisville
Joslin, NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising
Justyna, Texas Tech University
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1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
P13 The Five Practices of Exemplary Advising Leadership: How to Help Academic Advisors Accomplish Extraordinary Things!
Young, University of Maryland-College Park
Enciso, Anne Arundel Community College
P14 Implementing the 5 Game Changers: Strategies for Access-Oriented Institutions
Morrison, Byrd, Ivy Tech Community College
P15 Flip Your Advising: Improve Your Ability to Make Advising a Teaching and Learning Activity
Steele, Ohio State University
P16 Psychological Intervention Skills in Academic Advising
Ali, American University of Sharjah
P17 Understanding Privilege within the Context of Advising Relationships
Alexander, Houchens, Longwood University
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
P18 Success through Synergy: Academic & Career Advising Integration
Lindsay, Terra State Community College
P19 The Gateway to Effective Advising: Developing a Comprehensive Advisor Training Program
Oliver, Moser, Wilson, Utah Valley University
P20 A Primer on the Assessment of Academic Advising
Zarges, Kent State University
Adams, University of Louisville
Higgins, University of Southern Maine
Mooney, Florida Atlantic University
P21 Academic Life Coaching: Gateway to the Inner Student
Shea Smith, Bates, Glover, McConnell, University of Oklahoma
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P22 Creating a SAFE ZONE for Your LGBTQ+ Students
Scott, Moncado, Ozarks Technical Community College
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. 
P23 New Attendee to Conference
2017 Annual Conference Advisory Board
3:15 - 5:15 p.m. 
P24 Confessions of a First Time Supervisor: Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in Leadership
Jeschke, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 
P25 Sexual Violence: Preparing Advisors to Respond and Advocate
Hapes, Texas A&M University
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. 
P26 New Member of NACADA Orientation
NACADA Membership Committee