Appreciative Advising Online Course

Welcome to the Appreciative Advising Online Course through Florida Atlantic University’s Office of Appreciative Education. We are so glad you are joining us!

Online Course Offerings

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022
September 7 - October 18
Registration Deadline
August 26, 2021


Jan 31 - Mar 14
Registration Deadline
January 20, 2022


May 10 - June 21
Registration Deadline
April 28, 2022


Sept 7 - Oct 18
Registration Deadline
August 25, 2022

FALL 2022

Online Course Cost and Registration Instructions:

$495 for one person Appreciative Advising Online Course registration only or $695 for one person Appreciative Advising Online Course registration plus Certified Appreciative Adviser application bundle package. (The bundle package provides a discount when these two offerings are purchased together. Click here to learn about Becoming A Certified Appreciative Adviser .)

IMPORTANT: If you are an institutional contact responsible for registering one (1) or more persons from your institution and/or if you are registering yourself but know that more than one person will be registering from your institution, please contact Smita Patel at and Katherine McSweeney for group registration instructions. For institutions registering four (4) or more people, a 10% discount will automatically be applied. (Note: Group registrations will be registered manually by a member of our team and participants should not individually register themselves to avoid duplication errors in our registration system. Participants will receive an email notice confirming their registration. Thank you!)

Course Description & Syllabus:

Appreciative Advising is a constructivist way of thinking that provides a theoretical infrastructure and practical framework for advisors to optimize their interaction with students and colleagues in individual and group settings. Appreciative Advising’s six phase model provides fluid nonlinear scaffold for advisors to “intentionally use positive, active, and attentive listening and questioning strategies to build trust and rapport with students (disarm); uncover students’ strengths and skills (discover); encourage and be inspired by students’ dreams (dream); co-construct action plans with students to make their goals a reality (design); support students as they carry out their plans (deliver); and challenge both themselves and the students to do and become even better (don’t settle)” (Appreciative Advising Whitepaper, 2008). The Appreciative Advising Course will provide a comprehensive overview of all six phases, as well as specific skills and techniques needed to implement the Appreciative Advising framework. Course community members will have the opportunity to learn the theoretical foundations and practical applications.

Required Textbook:

Bloom, J. L., Hutson, B. L., & He, Y. (2008). The appreciative advising revolution. Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing.

You may purchase the book either through or through Stipes Publishing, LLC Contact:
Jeannine Robinson at (phone) (217) 356-8391, (fax) 217 356-5753, or (email)