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Building Bridges through Appreciative Advising: Empowering Students through Interpersonal Exchange Webinar (Member’s Only)

June 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In an ever changing Dual Credit environment, creative advising techniques become paramount to the success of the program and student participants. Idaho has recently implemented legislative House Bill 458 which has led to increased advanced opportunities for students in our state. The Fast Forward program allows students to utilize up to $4,125.00 for Dual Credit courses. Naturally, this opportunity has led to exponential growth in Dual Credit enrollment.

As College of Western Idaho’s program has grown to become the largest in the state, our office has worked hard to identify barriers faced by our students, while utilizing an appreciative advising model to accommodate the unique needs of not only our students and parents, but our faculty, and partnering high schools.

Appreciative advising is sympathetic, positive and holistic. It is designed to assist students by supporting them in finding an appropriate academic pathway through positive and action-oriented interactions with advisors. In particular, this advising model helps to form a positive experience between the student, parents and higher education institution. It allows the advisor to assist his or her students by integrating them into the postsecondary experience, amplifying their self-esteem, altering their locus of control, and motivating them through the “sufficient or positive” model (what the student has or can do). We foresee possibilities within students and turn this into an inviting Dual Credit experience!

To that end, this webinar invites you to explore your own understanding of effective advising techniques from an interpersonal, “appreciative” advising perspective. The webinar is fitting for advisors and administrators who work with students, parents, and school districts with high academic aspirations and expectations. The webinar will explain the implementation of appreciative advising and how it coincides with our expansive student population. We trust audience members will share about what works, what doesn’t, and what can be done to effectively advise Dual Credit students. Join us for a lively and engaging webinar session!


Panelist: Steve Jenkins & Emily Shamim, Coordinators

Dual Credit Program, College of Western Idaho


June 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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