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

New Bedford
Mental Health First Aid is a standardized 8-hour training course designed to give you key skills to help someone who...
This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based...
Registration closed, this session is FULL. In this workshop, you will learn about an advising curriculum for varied-level, in-class Education...

Advising: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource The Prosperity Agenda
This YouTube channel features a half-dozen webinars focused on coaching skills. The series is directed at people who work with primarily low-income...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice The Career Readiness Project: Career & Life Coaching Report
This resource is a description of the coaching/mentoring mindset and approaches that help strengthen parents’ (and learners’) goal-setting and...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice Using Behavioral Insights to Increase Participation in Social Services Programs: A Case Study
This resource is a guide to the challenges and supports -- including informational structure and presentation -- that might affect social services...