Advisor Development Institute

The Advisor Development Institute (ADI) offers faculty and staff the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to undergraduate advising at NC State University.  This professional development program actively engages undergraduate advisors, advising administrators, and others committed to student success. Workshop facilitators come from across the university.

You can register for ADI sessions by logging in at  and searching using the keyword advising.

We are committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodations, contact Donna Burton at, 919.515.8130.

Advisor Development Institute Certificate

The Advisor Development Institute Certificate recognizes participation in workshops focused on the three core competencies identified by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA):  Conceptual, Informational, and Relational.   The certificate can be earned within one year; however, if an individual needs two years to complete it, that option is available. Recipients receive their certificates at the time of the annual Undergraduate Academic Advising Awards ceremony each year. Candidates participate in the following:

Core Workshops

  • Introduction to Technology and Policy — Part One — MyPack tools and key student success policies, including Satisfactory Academic Progress and readmission
  • Introduction to Technology and Policy — Part Two — Structure of degree audits, application of credits, exceptions and waivers, and CODA policies
  • Communicating with Advisees and Holistic Advising — Communication as a part of an intentional process of guiding students’ growth and development
  • Career Resources — Career Development Center programs and resources available to students
  • Career Identity Program — An introduction to the Career Identity Program open to all undergraduate students
  • Inclusive Advising — What it means to serve all students equitably

The other requirements are:

  • Attending/viewing the Virtual Resource Fair for advisors
  • Participating in three other sessions of the individual’s choice.  These electives can come from any sessions on campus, including (but not limited to) Advisor Roundtables, ADI Topic Sessions, Navigate trainings, and offerings by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
  • A simulated advising appointment with feedback from an experienced advisor results in the completion of the ADI Certificate.

If you wish to pursue the ADI Certificate, please complete this Google Form.  Donna Burton will then contact you.

Registration for Fall, 2022, ADI events will appear in Reporter after August 15.