Why new advisers should attend Adviser Academy – the intangible benefits
Written by Shiloh Scott
New advisers will pour into Kansas City from all over the country next month, anxious about their first year leading the yearbook and looking for guidance.
Many practical skills are taught at Adviser Academy, but that’s not the only reason to attend. Numerous benefits are more difficult to put your finger on, but that doesn’t make them any less valuable.
You’ll have the chance to meet new people and make new friends, but these aren’t just any new friends. These are yearbook people. They get it.
When you’re in the middle of the most stressful part of the year with a major deadline looming and only blank stares when you try to vent to other teachers at your school, you’ll be glad you know other yearbook advisers. Even if it’s something as simple as “You’ve got this!” typed in response to a social media post, you’ll be glad for the support this school year.
New advisers will come away from Adviser Academy with new confidence. Have you had a queasy feeling in your stomach since signing up for yearbook? Are your fingernails chewed down to nubs? Let Walsworth put your mind at ease.
We’re not saying the year will always be easy. Attending Adviser Academy doesn’t mean you won’t have problems. There will be moments where you want to pull out your hair. But there will also be incredible moments of learning, creating and bonding.
Adviser Academy is the first step to ensuring you have more good than bad. You’ll come away from the workshop with a better idea of how to start the school year, gain momentum and keep up that energy.
Attending Adviser Academy will remind you why other yearbook advisers do this. It’s not just a job or responsibility. It’s not just a little extra money in your pocket.
You’ll have the chance to meet people who have been yearbook advisers for many years, and plan to keep at it until retirement. Learn why they love yearbook at Adviser Academy.
Learn more about Adviser Academy here. The workshop runs July 10-12 in Kansas City, Missouri, with an optional ad-on July 13.
The extra day holds two possibilities: more tech training or a visit to Walsworth’s printing facilities! The facility tour gives you the chance to see where and how yearbooks are produced.