FYI – Upcoming ATD Trainings January 21st, 23rd, and 29th

Hi All,
Just a quick reminder of the trainings we have scheduled over the next two weeks.  All sessions will be held in LC 306.  Clink on this link to sign up to attend:
Tuesday, January 2st – 10:00-11:00 a.m. – Electronic Portfolios – Shalece Nuttall
Electronic Portfolios are a great way to display your professional qualifications, accomplishments, and advising experience, and a visual tool to share with advising professionals and your students.  This session will cover why you should create/maintain an advising portfolio, benefits of e-portfolios, what to include, and starting the creation of your e-portfolio. 
Thursday, January 23rd – 10:00-11:00 a.m. – Student Decision Making – Clint Moser
Responsible behavior includes the ability to connect “what I’ve done” to “what happens or happened as a result of what I’ve done.” A sense of confidence and empowerment is reinforced every time an individual has the opportunity to experience the outcomes of his or her own choosing. Come and learn about some decision making models that can be applied in your advising sessions to help your students recognize the importance of seeking information before making a decision, and assist in developing the skills that will lead them to self-confidence and empowerment.
Wednesday, January 29th – 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon – Strengths Finder 2.0 – Jan Klingman
This session is limited to 10 participants (the first 10 to sign up through the scheduling system), each of will receive a copy of the book Strengths Finder 2.0 at no cost, and be given the opportunity to take the Clifton Strengths Finder assessment.   “Strengths Finder” helps you to answer the questions: “Who am I?”  “How do I best contribute to make this a better world?”  Strengths finder was created as a self-awareness tool to understand strengths (the ability to provide consistent, near perfect performance in a specific activity), talents (naturally reoccurring patterns of thought feeling or behavior that can be productively applied), skill (the capacity to perform the fundamental steps of an activity) and, knowledge (what you know, either factually or through awareness gained by experience).   Learning how to develop and apply strengths will improve your level of achievement. Each of your talents can be applied in many areas including relationships, learning, academics, leadership, service and careers.  Once you have learned the value of knowing your strengths, you can begin to share this valuable tool with the students you advise on a daily basis.  Participants must complete the assessment and read the book prior to attending the session which help them understand how to maximize personal effectiveness, identify strengths in others, and achieve success.
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FYI – 5th Annual Int’l Education Essay Contest Winner

Hello Essay Contest Participants!
If you haven’t heard yet, the winner was announced this morning at the advisor forum.  We warmly congratulate Kim Wright, School of Business Advisor, on her winning essay (attached). We’ll begin preparations for Kim’s experience soon.
Thank you for all of your submissions. And, thank you for supporting our UVU students, especially when sharing international education opportunities.
Have a great day!
P.S. Wade, would you please pass this on to Advisement Forum? Thank you!!
Marianna Henry
Coordinator of International Study Programs
International & Multicultural Studies
UVU Center for Global & Intercultural Engagement
(801) 863.5306 office
(801) 223.9478 fax
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FYI – UAA Call For Proposals Deadline: February 14

Session Proposals are welcomed from new, seasoned, faculty and professional advisors.  Topics can include, but are not limited to:
*Advising Special Groups                                                             *Advisor Handbook
*Advising Hot Topics                                                                      *Retention Activities
*Technology and Advising                                                           *Using Students as Resources
*Advising Models and strategies                                                              *Major and Career Exploration
*Advisor Training                                                                             *Leadership and Experience Models
*Orientation Issues                                                                        *Current/Best Practices
Visit to submit your proposal.  Be sure to register and reserve your hotel room early!
Please feel free to contact Gale Larson, Conference Chair, with questions or concerns at  On behalf of the UAA committee, we look forward to seeing you in May!
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FYI – Developmental Math Advisor Position Now Open

The Developmental Math Department posted a position in-house for an Academic Advisor, specifically for those who are:
A math, OR counseling, OR advising background is preferred.  The position closes on January 20th.
More information can be found at the following link:
The position closes on January 20th; we encourage all to apply.
Have a great day!
Please include your student ID# in every email!
Monica Ferreyra
Math/Developmental Math Advisor
LA 220
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FYI – ATD Spring 2014 Training Schedule

Advisor Training and Development is excited to announce our Spring 2014 Training and Development Schedule.  We are sponsoring a number of fantastic opportunities this Fall for the entire advisement community to take advantage of for personal and professional development.  Presenters and facilitators include the ATD staff as well as several of our outstanding UVU colleagues who have agreed to share their expertise in sessions that are available during a six-week period in January and February.  Please register for the sessions you would like to attend by logging into the Advisor Certification System:
Below are highlights of the available sessions, and a copy of the detailed schedule is attached which includes full descriptions provided by the presenters and facilitators.   All sessions are AEU approved for those desiring to use them for certification.  If you have any questions, please contact Shalece Nuttall (  x 7184).  We look forward to seeing you there!
Electronic Portfolios (Beginning)
Tuesday, January 21   10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Shalece Nuttall, Advisement Trainer
AEU: 1
Student Decision Making
Thursday, January 23 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Clint Moser, Advisement Technology Coordinator
AEU: 1
Strengths Finder Training
Wednesday, January 29 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Presented by Jan Klingman, Director of Academic Standards
AEU: 2
Pursuing Advance Education: Graduate School Options for Advisors
Tuesday, February 4 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Wade Oliver, Director of Advisor Training and Development
AEU: 1
Your Type is Showing: Using the MBTI for Personal and Professional Development
Wednesday, February 5 | 2:00  – 4:00 p.m.
Presented by Wade Oliver, Director of Advisor Training and Development
AEU: 2
Advisor Best Practices: Current Topics from Academic Advising Today
Tuesday, February 11 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Presented by Shalece Nuttall, Advisement Trainer
AEU: 1
Developing Your Advising Philosophy
Thursday, February 13| 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Shalece Nuttall, Advisement Trainer
AEU: 1
Purposeful Communication
Tuesday, February 18 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Presented by Michael Snapp, Director of the Career Development Center
AEU: 1
Advising Students via Skype
Wednesday, February 19 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Presented by Clint Moser, Advisement Technology Coordinator
AEU: 1
The Non-Traditional Student Conundrum
Wednesday, February 26 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Presented by Kaye Fugal, Coordinator/Advisor/Teacher, Turning Point
AEU: 1
From Teaching to Learning: A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education
Thursday, February 27 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Wade Oliver, Director of Advisor Training and Development
AEU: 1
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FYI – Utah Advising Associaiton (formerly UAOA) Conference Registration Available

Hi All,
This is a reminder of the 2014 Utah Advising Association Annual Conference (formerly UAOA) being held at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center in beautiful and revitalized downtown OgdenThursday & Friday, May 29 – 30, 2013.  Network with fellow advisors, get inspired with new ideas and strategies to implement in your departments, as you Ogden Eccles Conference Centerlearn about other advising practices and programs throughout Utah.
More information is available about the conference online at where you can submit a session proposal, apply for a conference scholarship, nominate someone for the new Utah Advisor of the Year Award, and register for the conference. 
For your convenience, there is even a special option for UVU employees to be able to pay for their conference registration by simply using your department’s Banner Index.  We are sure to have another wonderful conference thanks to all of the amazing advisors who attend.  If you have any questions about this year’s UAA Conference, please feel free to contact me any time.  ~Wade
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FYI – MGMT 1010-B Block

For students trying to register later, the Business Management Department is offering two second block sections of MGMT 1010-Introduction to Business.  This class does fulfill a Social Science General Education requirement.
The course sections are:
MGMT 1010-001 MW 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
MGMT 1010-780 F 5:30-8:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. 
If you have any questions, please contact Terry Smith at x8314
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FYI – New Resiliency Project

Students, Faculty & Staff:
We are looking for stories of strength, determination and resiliency.
Have you (or someone you know) had to deal with:
            Death/loss of a family member
           Financial hardship
           Health Problems
but stayed on your path to continue and/or finish school?
Your story of resilience and persistence despite hardship can help others!
We want to hear from you…stories will be recorded to create an online video library.
Please contact Andrea at 801-863-5288 for more information on our Resiliency Project.
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