Advisor Development Institute

The ADI offers faculty and staff a chance to demonstrate their commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising at NC State University. This professional development opportunity is a comprehensive program that actively engages undergraduate advisors, advising administrators, and others committed to student success. Workshop facilitators come from across the university.

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.  Priority is given to academic advisors for undergraduate students, coordinators of advising and directors of undergraduate programs.

The next Advisor Academy is September 5-6, 2019.  The application will open here on July 20, 2019.

Advisor Development Institute Certificate

The Advisor Development Institute 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 can be earned within one year. However, if you need two years to complete it, please speak to Donna Burton. 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  (see the Spring, 2019, schedule below)

  • Introduction to Technology and Policy
  • Communicating with Advisees and Developmental Advising
  • Career Readiness
  • Inclusive Advising

PLUS two other sessions of the participant’s choice.  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.  The simulated advising appointment described in option one happens on day two of the academy.

You can declare your intention to earn the ADI Certificate. Once your form is received, Donna Burton will contact you.


Fall, 2019, core workshop registration will open here in August.  Other sessions can be found in, using the keyword advising.