Advising is essential to helping students stay motivated and persist in setting and achieving their education and career goals. Effective advising is more than establishing student education and career goals. Advising also involves assessing the supports and barriers students encounter on their pathway and connecting students to organizations that can help address them. It also entails collaborating with instructors to help students develop effective personal, college and career readiness, and workforce preparation skills. 

The SABES Program Support PD Center offers PD, peer sharing and learning, resources, and guidance to support effective AE advising on topics such as: mental health first aid; motivational interviewing; college and career navigation; orientation for new advisors; and integrating technology. 

See the Calendar and Resource Library sections for advising PD and resources.

Advising: Upcoming Events


Advisor Sharing Group for Corrections Staff (Online Facilitated)

This offering is a facilitated sharing and learning group for those with advising duties, working in a corrections setting. Meetings...


Motivational Interviewing (MI) Circle of Practice (Online Facilitated)

This 90 minute meeting gives an opportunity for Motivational Interviewing users to practice their craft under the guidance and supervision...


Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting-Boston Region (Online Facilitated)

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based...

Advising: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Research/Evidence-Based Practice

Trauma and Learning: Impacts and Strategies for Adult Classroom Success is an article that highlights the need for developing specific strategies...


Watch the recording of our April 7th 2021 panel on Advising Students with Foreign Degrees and Credentials, Hear from the Experts. This panel brought...


Interested in how to build an intentional advising program? Review two advising program scope and sequence documents to see how two programs map out...

Advising: Our Team

Project Coordinator
Senior PD Specialist
Project Associate
Curriculum and Professional Development Specialist