Advisor Development Institute (ADI)

First Year COllege adviser Kim Outing meets with a student. PHOTO BY ROGER WINSTEAD

The Advisor Development Institute is coordinated by Academic Advising Services in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. Workshop facilitators come from across the University.  The ADI offers faculty and staff a chance to demonstrate their commitment to teaching and advising at NC State University. This professional development opportunity has evolved from a single advisor training workshop to a comprehensive program that actively engages undergraduate advisors, advising administrators, and others committed to student success.

For more information about ADI programs, please contact Donna Burton at

The Advisor Academy

The Advisor Academy is a two-day intensive workshop experience covering common advising situations, key referral points at the University, and effective communication with advisees.

The next Advisor Academy will take place in February, 2018.  Specific information will appear on this webpage in December.

What is the ADI Certificate?

The ADI Certificate recognizes participation in six workshops – four core workshops and two elective sessions – focused on components of effective advising and provides advisors with an opportunity to assess their effectiveness as an advisor. The certificate program is designed so that the ADI Certificate can be earned within a one year time frame. However, should a participant need two years to complete the program, this can be accommodated.  Recipients receive their certificates at the annual University Advising Awards ceremony each January.

There are two ways you can earn the certificate:

(1) Participate in four core workshops

  • Introduction to Technology and Policy/Advising Situations
  • Communicating with Advisees and Developmental Advising
  • Career Readiness
  • Advising a Diverse Student Population

PLUS two other sessions of the participant’s choice (either Advisor Roundtables or Topic Sessions or a combination of the two).  A simulated advising appointment with feedback from an experienced advisor completes the certificate requirements.

(2) Participate in the Advisor Academy

PLUS two other sessions of the participant’s choice (either Advisor Roundtables or Topic Sessions or a combination of the two).  The simulated advising appointment described in option (1) happens on day two of the Academy.

You can declare your intention to earn the ADI Certificate here:  Donna Burton will then contact you.


The first Core Workshop of Fall, 2017, is Advising a Diverse Student Population taking place on Wednesday, September 13, 1:00-3:00 pm.  Go to and after logging in and clicking on Course Catalog, enter the Keyword advising to locate the workshop and register.


On Tuesday, September 26, we hope you can attend the ADI Topic Session: Cross-Cultural Communication Techniques — “Is My Message Being Received?”  Registration is available at Reporter using the Keyword international.