Getting Started with ADVISORY Practices for Middle School

Two Day Professional Development These advisory meetings, when carefully implemented on a regular basis gives students on ongoing opportunity to build strong, trusting relationships with their peers and teachers.

Price: $449/person

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Two Day Professional Development Community and trust don’t occur just because we all come to school, and everyone is following the schedule. They are built deliberately, piece by piece, out of every encounter between one person and another. Unlike chance encounters in the hall, or conversations at lunch, or even teacher-led classroom discussions, the advisory provides a place where interactions are purposefully designed. And, it’s all in the structures. Learn the proven Developmental Designs advisory structures of the Circle of Power and Respect (CPR) and The Activity Plus (A+). These advisory meetings, when consistently implemented gives students an ongoing opportunity to build strong, trusting relationships with their peers and teachers. In this highly interactive learning opportunity, participants will:

  • experience both CPR and A+ structures and their components
  • understand the frames of mind and skills that teachers need to implement advisory successfully
  • discover how to structure advisories to connect students to school, to each other, and the adults at school
  • learn how to introduce and advance advisory activities appropriately to make students feel comfortable joining in
  • acquire strategies that support the academic day with intentional advisory content
  • experience how to model and practice the life skills of respectful greeting, conversation, cooperation, and self-regulation

Materials that come with the workshop: The Advisory Book per participant Call: 612.822.3422 or Email: with questions or to schedule for your school. Note: The Origins Program reserves the right to cancel workshops and is not liable for any travel-related or other expenses incurred by a registrant or payee due to a canceled workshop.

All Origins workshops are highly interactive, providing many opportunities for you to talk with other educators and ask your most compelling questions to workshop facilitators.

Workshop schedule

Most workshops begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

Lunch arrangements for on-site workshops will be subject to the school agreement.

Certificate of attendance

You will receive a 14-hour certificate of attendance for participation in the entire workshop.


After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with more detailed information and the schedule for the workshop.

This workshop is full of lots of practical information – strategies and practices that can be implemented right away beginning on the first day of school. Planning time built-in. ~Advisory Practices trained educator

We received some amazing materials that included advisory curriculum! ~Advisory Practices trained educator

Many take aways including the Advisory Book and Resource Book! ~Advisory Practices trained educator

Practical and ready to use strategies to implement advisory. Knowledgeable facilitator. Helpful advice and suggestions. ~Advisory Practices trained educator