Journal of Appreciative Education

A Humble Grassroots Organization and the Appreciative Advising Approach

Leisa Kay Schmidt


When a small group of dedicated student support professionals collaborate, learn and celebrate together, students and professionals can benefit. This article demonstrates how the phases of Appreciative Advising were used to create and operate a campus association for advising professionals. In this article we delve into how each of the tenets of Appreciative Advising helped shape a NACADA affiliated grassroots group on a small non-flagship urban serving campus.


Grassroots Organization; Advocacy; Higher Education; Collegiality

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ISSN: 2165-5421