NIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For Associate Advisors
UAAP
The First Year at MIT

Training & Development: Training Schedule & Registration

You are expected to participate in 2 training sessions per year. If you are a returning associate advisor, this is a great opportunity for you to share your experiences with new associate advisors.

Roundtable Discussions are small group meetings (no more than 12 associate advisors) that will center on advising challenges and solutions relevant to current advising topics. These are interactive sessions will give you the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from other associate advisors in a comfortable setting. Discussions will be led by UAAP staff and might include guest facilitators.

You may register for as many programs as you would like. Once you register for an session, you are expected to attend unless an unanticipated conflict arises. In that case, you must notify Leslie Bottari, bottari@mit.edu, 24 hours in advance.

Training Sessions & Registration

All Fall sessions are full; the schedule below is for reference only. If you are interested in attending sessions, please fill out your contact information below.

Active listening is learning how to hear others and be heard and understanding where others are coming from without losing your own point of view. This workshop will teach you a skill that can help you build stronger advising relationships and approach these interactions with greater ease.

Monday, September 29, 12-12:45pm in PDRs 1 & 2,
Leslie Bottari, UAAP

Thursday, October 9, 2:00-2:45pm in PDRs 1 & 2
Miri Skolnik & Gerardo Garcia-Rios, Student Support Services

Tuesday, November 4, 5-6:00pm in Room 4-149.
Kate McCarthy, Medical & Sarah Rankin, Student Outreach and Support. With the national spotlight on the issue of sexual harassment and assault on college campuses, MIT has been working on improving our response through new policies, procedures and reporting options. This session will provide an update on what you should know about the Title IX efforts at MIT and how to respond to students who turn to you for information or support.