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 2022 Spring 2023 Summer 2023
Sept 7 - Oct 18
Registration Deadline
August 25, 2022

REGISTRATION
CLOSED

Jan 30 - Mar 13
Registration Deadline
January 16, 2023

SPRING 2023
REGISTRATION

May 8 - June 19
Registration Deadline
April 24, 2023

SUMMER 2023
REGISTRATION

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 two (2) 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 patels@fau.edu, Katherine McSweeney at kmcsweeney2019@fau.edu and the Office of Appreciative Education (oae@fau.edu) for group registration instructions.

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. Participants will watch a video(s), read assigned readings, and respond to discussion board posts each week. Participants will submit their final project idea mid-way through the course and complete their final project at the end of the course. On average, participants spend approximately 2-3 hours per week, and in total, spend an average of 12-15 hours on the course.

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 Amazon.com or through Stipes Publishing, LLC Contact:
Jeannine Robinson at (phone) (217) 356-8391, (fax) 217 356-5753, or (email) Stipes01@sbcglobal.net