Advisor Training 2021

A Way Forward: Advising Through Change

Advisor Training 2021 - Virtual Conference for Staff and Faculty

May 25 - June 4 | Virtually via Microsoft Teams

Thank you for joining us for our 6th annual Advisor Training! This year's theme was A Way Forward: Advising Through Change. Faculty, Program Coordinators, Advisors, and Staff from all departments and academic faculties at Humber and Guelph-Humber came together to discuss, share, and learn about advising techniques, skills and issues that affect us all.

Check out session recordings in our calendar below.

NACADA Core Competencies

Underpinning the core competencies for academic advising and serving as the foundational elements for effective advisor training programs and advising practice are three content categories - the conceptual, informational, and relational. An understanding of these three major areas provides advisors the knowledge and skills to be effective guides for their students.


Core competencies in the Conceptual component (concepts academic advisors must understand) include understanding of:

c1 The history and role of academic advising in higher education.
c2 NACADA's Core Values of Academic Advising.
c3 Theory relevant to academic advising.
c4 Academic advising approaches and strategies.
c5 Expected outcomes of academic advising.
c6 How equitable and inclusive environments are created and maintained.


Core competencies in the Informational component (knowledge academic advisors must master) include knowledge of:

info1 Institution specific history, mission, vision, values, and culture.
info2 Curriculum, degree programs, and other academic requirements and options.
info3 Institution specific policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
info4 Legal guidelines of advising practice, including privacy regulations and confidentiality.
info5 The characteristics, needs, and experiences of major and emerging student populations.
info6 Campus and community resources that support student success.
info7 Information technology applicable to relevant advising roles.


Core Competencies in the Relational component (skills academic advisors must demonstrate) include the ability to:

r1 Articulate a personal philosophy of academic advising.
r2 Create rapport and build academic advising relationships.
r3 Communicate in an inclusive and respectful manner.
r4 Plan and conduct successful advising interactions.
r5 Promote student understanding of the logic and purpose of the curriculum.
r6 Facilitate problem solving, decision-making, meaning-making, planning, and goal setting.
r7 Engage in on-going assessment and development of the advising practice.
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. (2017). NACADA academic advising core competencies model. Retrieved from

How do I register for the training?

Head to registration page.

Do I need to register for each session I plan on attending?

Yes please. We will send a link out leading up to the event to those who indicated they would like to join a session. Head to registration page.

I didn't register by the deadline, what do I do?

You are welcome to attend any session without registering however, you will not receive a direct Microsoft Teams link via your Outlook calendar. To join, visit the Schedule and click on "Join Teams Event" or visit the Session Details and click on "Click Here to Join".

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email or

My job title is x, can I still attend the event?

This event is open to anyone who advises students in some capacity or would like to learn more about supporting students through advising. We encourage all placement advisors, faculty, Program Coordinators and administrators who support advisors to join us. This event is only open to Humber employees.

How do you get to be a presenter?

Thank you for your interest in sharing your knowledge and expertise. There are two methods to be a presenter. The first is to submit a proposal to present. Unfortunately, the date for submission is passed for 2021.

The second way to be a presenter is to be invited by the Advisor Training committee based on topics we have selected. If you have additional questions, please reach out to


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