AdvanceU is a virtual based classroom with educational programs specifically designed to enhance the alignment of the fraternity/sorority experience with the changing dynamics of higher education. AdvanceU programs provide AFA members the opportunity to engage on a wide range of topics with content experts who develop curriculum with a specific set of learning outcomes geared at achieving higher levels of professional competence in our members.
The goal of AdvanceU is to provide seminars that range from new skill development to application of new concepts. Participants are exposed to new best practices in higher education and then encouraged to apply those new concepts to our work with fraternities and sororities. Every AdvanceU session provides members the opportunity to continually develop as a professional, is grounded in the Core Competencies for Excellence in the Profession, and continues to AdvanceU.
All previous webinars and slides can be found below.
Call for programs
We're looking to give AFA members the opportunity to engage on a wide range of topics with content experts who will develop curriculum with a specific set of learning outcomes geared at achieving higher levels of professional competence in our members. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Diana Coyle, director of education & programs.
Maximizing the Relationship: Strategies for Virtual Advising
Tuesday, October 27 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
AFA Members: Free | Non AFA Members: $25
As our world continues to shift, one of our primary responsibilities as advisors remains focused on our students. The need for high quality, consistent support, engagement, and development remains true, despite not being able to schedule in-person visits or run into each other on campus. What strategies are working, what can be reprioritized, and how can we best leverage relationships to achieve results? Whether you are a campus-based professional or working/volunteering for an inter/national organization, this AdvanceU webinar will share a variety of approaches for virtual advising and recommendations on how to make the most out of our ever-changing environments.
By attending this AdvanceU, you will grow in the AFA Core Competencies of Fraternity/Sorority Systems, Program Administration, and Operating Strategically.
Action Research as Professional Development
Advancing my Career While Staying Put
Being “Inclusive” in an Exclusive Community
Building a Culture of Assessment Supporting the Fraternity & Sorority Experience
Building a Foundation for Engaging with Public Policy as a Higher Education Professional
Creating Inclusionary Practices & Partnerships to Support Students with Disabilities in FSL
CAS Boot Camp: Fraternity/Sorority Advising Programs
CAS to Navigate Professional Success
Character Development: Let's Start a Revolution
Coaching Collegians Remotely
Collabor8. Cre8. Innov8.
Competency Design: Using Logic & Patterns
Generation Z: A New Generation Coming into Focus
Global Competency through Service Immersion Experiences
How to Partner with Risk Management for the Best Advantage
I Need To Talk: Fraternity/Sorority Advisors & the Clery Act
Inspiring Interactions Creating Confidence in Others Through Your Own Leadership
Making Sense of the Fair/Safe Campus Acts
Managing Crisis, Facing Uncertainty, and Driving Change: Opportunity and Challenge for College Transitions in a COVID 19 Climate
Meetings Gone Wild: How to Use Parliamentary Procedure
Member Retention: Methods & Results (No April Fool’s. We're Losing a lot of People!)
National Data on Fraternities & Sororities
Navigating Unrecognized Organizations
New Title IX Regulations: What AFA Members Need to Know
NIC Health & Safety Standards: From Policy to Practice, The Journey of Harm Reduction & Accountability
Now What?: Examining and Integrating Learning from the AFA Annual Meeting
NPHC & Council Governance
Open Your Eyes: Race, Racism, & Inclusion After Charlottesville
Supervisor 101: How to be a Great Boss
Tips to Make Your Curriculum Writing Life Easier
Title IX, Equality & the Greeks: How Court Cases & Regulatory Mandates Will Shape the Future of Fraternity/Sorority Life
Town Hall to Discuss NPHC Strategies
Twenty Years of Crisis Response: Reflections on the 1999 Texas A&M University Bonfire Collapse
2013 Amendments to the Jeanne Clery Act: What You Need to Know
Understanding Campus and Community Relationships: Towards Active Engagement in Town-Gown Relations
Understanding the First Amendment & Free Speech in Higher Education
Using CAS Standards for Effective Professional Practice in Fraternity/Sorority Advising
Developing Your Case for Support: How to Make the Case for Donor Dollars
Drinking Before The Party An Examination of Pregaming Behavior Among College Students
Driven to Distraction at Work How to Focus & Be More Productive Following the #AFAAM
Exploring Transition & Success in Your New Role
Finding Passion & Purpose in Life: The Six Secret Steps
FIPG: Risk Management is Everyone’s Responsibility
Five Big Questions! A Positive Approach to Hazing
Framework for Addressing Disruptive & Dangerous Behavior on Campus
From the Editors' Perspectives: Maximizing the Educational & Developmental Value of New Resources
Partnerships with Purpose: The FEA & ASCA Joint Communication & Collaboration Guide
Past, Present, & Future: What Have We Learned about the Fraternity/Sorority Experience
Power of the Pause: Are Moratoriums the Answer?
Project Management Doesn’t Have to Suck
Reframing the Conversation From Problems to Prevention