Training & Development

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Training

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus is committed to providing an exemplary undergraduate advisor training program. The program is proactive, creative, intentional and sustainable. It also respects the unique nature of colleges and programs and recognizes their responsibility to manage training for services and programs unique to the college or unit.

Training is viewed as ensuring that advisors have the essentional skills to do their essential job duties. 

Training is an individualized process.  While there are many options offered over an academic year, advisors and other student support staff should regularly consult with their supervisor about activties that best meet their need. 

Professional Development

Advisors and student service professionals across the Twin Cities campus can expect continued opportunities for professional and personal development. The Academic Advising Network (AAN), the Office of Undergraduate Education, service units and the colleges have a shared goal to offer programs and workshops focused on personal career enhancement, professional and personal well-being, as well as growing relationships across campus. Topics consistently evolve and are developed from input provided by colleagues on campus.

Professional development is also an individualized process.  While there are many options offered over an academic year, advisors and other student support staff should regularly consult with their supervisor about which activties that best meet their needs. 

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Our Commitment to Equity and Diversity

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities will provide an exemplary undergraduate advisor training program that helps to support and enhance undergraduate academic advising on the Twin Cities campus and is rooted in a deep commitment to increasing our capacity to integrate equity and diversity lenses into our work with students.