Professional Development for RIT Advisors

The Center for Professional Development and the University Advising Office have collaborated with the RIT Advisors Council to offer an exciting series of professional development workshops for faculty and staff with advising responsibilities. These workshops will offer interactive opportunities to learn more about our students and RIT services to better support our advisees. All workshops will be facilitated by RIT professionals with expertise in the workshop topics.

Enrollment in the sessions in this series is open to RIT faculty and staff who have advising roles and responsibilities.

Workshop Link
Workshop 1 Building an Advising Relationship
Workshop 2 *FERPA and Records Management for Advisors
Workshop 3 Understanding the Needs of First Generation and Low Income College Students
Workshop 4 Strategies for Enhancing Multicultural Advising
Workshop 5 Study Abroad for Academic Advisors
Workshop 6 Academic Advising with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Workshop 7 Supporting Students on a Continuum of Academic Success
Workshop 8

Non-Registered Student Outreach Project Training

Workshop 9

Mental Health and College Students: What's an Advisor To Do?

Workshop 10

Starfish Academic Alert for Instructors and Advisors

Workshop 11

Advising Student Athletes: A Creative Cross-departmental Team Approach

Workshop 12

Self-Awareness & Motivation in Students having Academic Difficulties

Workshop 13

Safe Zone Training for Advisors

Workshop 14

Understanding Processes and Procedures of the Disability Services Office

Workshop 15

Supporting RIT Students on the Autism Spectrum

Workshop 16

Understanding Students: Insights from Student Development Theory (Part I) 

Workshop 17

Internet and Game Addiction: Do You Know the Signs? 

Workshop 18

Supporting our Veteran Students

Workshop 19

Working with Undecided and Re-Deciding Students: What works best?

Workshop 20

Advisors, Parents and Students Working Together

Workshop 21

The Basics of Reading, Understanding, and Interpreting Advising Reports to Support Student Success

Workshop 22

RIT's General Education Curriculum

Workshop 23 Using Twitter for Advisor Professional Development
Workshop 24 Student Motivation
Workshop 25 Building Our Relational Toolkit: Confidently Approaching Uncertain Conversations 
Workshop 26

Appreciative Advising

Workshop 27

Identifying and Assisting Students in Distress


*Advisors who complete FERPA and Records Management for Advisors and four additional sessions of their choice will receive a certificate of recognition for their commitment towards professional development in advising.