IlliAAC is excited to announce that we will be hosting several NACADA webinar events next semester. To effectively stream these events via Zoom, a prerecorded version of each event will be streamed with breaks for group discussion. Information about registering for the first event is below, and a flyer with an overview of all the events is attached, with exact date and times TBA.
Building Relationships with Today’s Students through Effective Communication Strategies
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Description: Over NACADA’s 14 webinar seasons, a number of presenters have looked at a variety of communication techniques and strategies, based in theory, research, and their own experience. Because communication lies at the heart of relationship building, communication topics always draw large audiences and leave attendees asking for more. At the 2019 NACADA Annual Conference in Louisville, KY, presentation teams from the University of Vermont and the University of Missouri shared communication practices that have proved effective with their students in both face-to-face settings and via email. Attendees described these presentations as “practical, applicable advice” that “challenged common practices with solid solutions.” These teams have joined together to share information and strategies that can assist advisors in building their communication skills and enhance interactions with their advisees. Grounded in framing and communication theories, as well as research conducted at their institutions, the presenters will discuss methods and activities for strengthening both oral and written communications with students. They will provide action steps that attendees may implement on their own campuses, as “communication champions,” to build a culture of strong advisor-advisee communication.
Register for the IlliAAC stream by Tuesday, January 19th at 5 pm: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/907637912