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Advisor Trainings

Each semester, the Office of Student Leadership & Service hosts an in-person training and discussion focused most specifically on the Risk Management competency for advisors.  Further, we are able to host trainings and discussions on pertinent topical areas for individuals serving as Advisors to student organizations as interested. To address the busy schedules of Advisors, the OSLS will begin developing online video trainings, 2-3 minutes in length, for Advisors to view at their leisure. We hope to launch this initiative in January 2014. 

Fall 2014: Advisor Workshops

Advisor Kickoff Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Social Justice Programming Space in the DUC

Student organization Advisor Kickoff training. Come join new advisors, returning advisors, or faculty and staff interested in serving as advisors for this overview of advising student organizations and a overview updates to policies and procedures affecting student organizations. Participants will be able to understand the student organization advising compentencies and the resources available within the OSLS to support their roles as advisors. 

Risk Reduction Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Social Justice Programming Space in the DUC http://advisor-risk-training.eventbrite.com

Join fellow advisors as we examine obvious and unlikely opportuniteiis for risk within our student organizations. Participants will be aware of risk involved with organizations including hazing, secual misconduct, travel, contracts, and alochol/drugs. 


Group Dynamics Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Social Justice Programming Space in the DUC

Join fellow advisors in disecting organizational conflict. Who dislikes conflict? Well honestly, most people; however, in order to lead a high performing organization, leadership must guide the members through conflict effectively. One of the most important roles of the advisor is to support the leadership through difficult conflicts. Participants will be able to explain the role they play in assisting student organization leaders in this task.

9am | http://amdecemberoslsadvisortraining.eventbrite.com

12pm | http://pmdecemberoslsadvisortraining.eventbrite.com

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If you have a suggestion for a topic, or feedback on a past workshop, please email at studentorgs@emory.edu

Previous topics have included:

  • "Best Practices Panel and Current Trends"
    • Come learn from a panel of excellent advisors about their tricks, tips, and best practices. Current trends nationally will be explored as a way to equip advisors to serve their students as best as possible.
  • "Policy Updates and Student Organizations"
    • Policies change annually. Come engage in a conversation with OSLS Staff members so you can be up-to-date on the most important policies related to student organizations. Specifically covered this session will be alcohol policy, travel policy, driving policy, and several others. If you have student groups that travel or drive, this will be an especially important training.
  • "Dealing with Conflict & Inner Group Relations"
    • Who dislikes conflict? Well honestly, most people; however, in order to lead a high performing organization, leadership must guide the members through conflict effectively. One of the most important roles of the advisor is to support the leadership through difficult conflicts. Come learn about the role advisors play in assisting student organization leaders in this task.
  • "Legal Issues and Risk Management"
    • The role of the advisor is mentor, leader, teacher, and friend; however, there can be legal issues and risks associated with this role. We will discuss some of those legal implications and help advisors learn to think critically about risks associated with group functions.
  • "Student Learning, Development Theory, and the Advisor"
    • Students learn and develop outside the classroom in very important ways, and it is incumbent upon advisors to intentionally create and support that learning. Come learn from two experts in co-curricular learning and development to help you better impact your students.