Mentoring & Advising Workshops

Pitt ACT Competency Series 

Have you taken advantage of the Pitt ACT Program: Advising and Mentoring Foundations Training? This online program provides standard resources for all advisors and mentors across the University. At Pitt, we are committed to helping advisors and mentors build networks, grow in the profession, refine skills, and advance professional development. 

This semester, we will continue the Pitt ACT Competency Series that was launched in Fall 2021. The Pitt ACT modules were developed based on competency areas identified by the Workgroup on Advising Training and on the NACADA core competency model.

We are now offering a workshop series that aligns with the competencies where you can learn more about a specific topic and gather with fellow advisors and mentors in discussion. You do not have to be enrolled in the program to take advantage of the workshops. 

Pitt ACT Competencies:  

  • One: Advising at Pitt
  • Two: University Policy and Procedures 
  • Three: Academic Programs and Requirements 
  • Four: Technology for Student Success 
  • Five: Campus Resources 
  • Six: Advising Profession and Practice 

Summer 2023 Mentoring and Advising Workshop Offerings

Advising and Student Success - Success Through Collaboration and Partnerships
May 17, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
Pitt Act Competency Five: Campus Resources

Abstract: Many students wish to engage in high-impact academic and career opportunities through the variety of resources available at Pitt (e.g., Global Experiences Office, Career Center, Pitt Honors, etc.). These students are best served by advisors who create partnerships and collaborations university wide. Students will then benefit from these partnerships as they gain more access to resources to help them reach their goals to become successful health care professionals. In this workshop, members of the SHRS Advising Team will describe their role in the development of the Advising Center and how their partnerships contribute to student success.

Presenters: Tiwanda Taylor, Amy Evans, and David Bodnar

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Providing Culturally Responsive Care on Campus
June 13, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

Pitt Act Competency Five: Campus Resources
Pitt Act Competency Six: Advising Profession and Practice

Abstract: This workshop will focus on providing culturally responsive care to students. Participants will have an opportunity to explore the impact of mental health stigma and its harmful effects, learn about racism and mental health and how to respond to racial trauma, become familiar with a holistic wellness approach to promote racial healing, and increase knowledge and awareness to better support LGBTQIA+ students. This session is designed to increase the awareness, skills, and knowledge of working with students from diverse and marginalized communities.

Presenters: Ahmed Ghuman and Bernadette Smith

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Unmasking the Impostor Phenomenon
July 13, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

Pitt Act Competency Five: Campus Resources
Pitt Act Competency Six: Advising Profession and Practice

Abstract: Impostor Phenomenon, also known as Impostor Syndrome, was coined in 1978 by Pauline Rose Clance, PhD, ABPP, and Suzanne Imes (Clance & Imes, 1978). The phenomenon can be defined as feelings of self-doubt about a person’s accomplishments and abilities, and a fear of being exposed as a fraud. Students attending a higher education institution are likely to experience this phenomenon, as well as staff and faculty. This session will define the phenomenon and provide staff, faculty, and other student success personnel strategies to help students overcome the Impostor Phenomenon.

Presenters: Lynnsey Doane

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