Appreciative Advising Workshop on June 8th

Yuma, AZ (June 1, 2017)-Dr. Jennifer Bloom, the creator of “Appreciative Advising” will be presenting a three hour training to a joint group of advisors from Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University-Yuma on Thursday, June 8th from 9am to 12pm in the Francis Morris Board Room on the Yuma Campus. This training is being sponsored by Partners Advancing Completion through Transfer Opportunities (PACTO), which is a collaboration between AWC and NAU-Yuma to create a seamless transfer pathway and improve academic success at both institutions.


This hands-on workshop will focus on providing participants with an overview of this exciting movement within the academic advising community called Appreciative Advising.  The presentation is based on the book titled, The Appreciative Advising Revolution, which the presenter co-authored with Dr. Bryant Hutson and Dr. Ye He from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.   We will first define the terms academic advising and Appreciative Advising and look at the important role that advising plays in student success.  The six phases of Appreciative Advising – Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, and Don’t Settle – will be defined.  Participants will not only learn what each phase means, but they will also have the opportunity to learn specific techniques for implementing each of these phases.   


Dr. Jenny Bloom joined the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University in August 2015 as an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Higher Education Leadership Master’s Degree Program. Dr. Bloom is a co-founder of the Appreciative Advising and Appreciative Education movements. She established the annual Appreciative Advising Summer Institute, the Appreciative Education Conference, an on-line Appreciative Advising course, the process for Certifying Appreciative Advisers, and other exciting initiatives related to Appreciative Advising and Appreciative Education


Dr. Bloom has also co-authored 6 books, 4 book chapters, and 26 articles. She co-founded and serves as a section editor for the Journal of Appreciative Education (JAE).  Dr. Bloom has delivered 30 webinars and 350+ presentations on her work at institutions and conferences across the globe.

Dawn Ponce
Director, HSI STEM Instinct2 Grant
Title V PACTO Cooperative Grant Program
Arizona Western College
(928) 317-7659

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