Building Relationship with Today’s Students through Effective Communication Strategies
60 min - January 14, 2021 (DW100 – Season 15)
Panelists: Nadèje Alexandre and Karen Nordstrom (University of Vermont), Jordan Parshall, Megan McCauley, and Tina Balser (University of Missouri)
In this 60-minute videocast, which kicked off NACADA’s 2021 Webinar line-up, presentation teams from the University of Vermont and the University of Missouri shared communication practices that have proved effective with their students in both face-to-face settings and via email. These teams joined together to share information and strategies that can assist advisors in building their communication skills and enhance interactions with their advisees. Grounded in framing and communication theories, as well as research conducted at their institutions, the presenters discuss methods and activities for strengthening both oral and written communications with students. They provide action steps that attendees may implement on their own campuses, as “communication champions,” to build a culture of strong advisor-advisee communication.