Get ready for next year

“Hands down the best professional development training
I have ever attended. My confidence is through the roof!
As a first-year adviser I am walking in the door on day one
excited and ready to create something awesome with my
yearbook staff!”
-David Mitchell
Spokane R-7, Spokane, Missouri

Adviser Academy

Welcome to the 2020 Adviser Academy!

We’re so excited you’ve found one of the best resources to help you prepare for your best — or first — year yet.

Adviser Academy is Walsworth’s three-day, adviser-only workshop in Kansas City that allows you to learn all things yearbook without the distraction of students.

Is this your first year as an adviser? Congratulations! Adviser Academy offers a special New Adviser track that puts you in a class with other teachers who are in the same boat as you learn from experts who have been there before. For experienced advisers, it’s an excellent opportunity to hone your skills and reinvigorate you with ideas you’ll look forward to sharing with your staff.

Knowledgeable yearbook instructors will show you how to find inspiration, get organized and tap into the latest trends to help you teach your staff.

Get three full days of yearbook-specific classes, with the option to tour Walsworth’s printing facilities to see where your book will be printed or attend advanced tech training in Online Design, InDesign or Photoshop.

Be our guest at a Welcome Reception where you will meet Don Walsworth, our president. Meet and brainstorm with advisers from across the country and leave with the support of an entire network and amazing resources. Plus, the evenings give you a chance to explore a great city. You’ll be surrounded by the beautiful Country Club Plaza with architecture inspired by Seville, Spain and giving rise to Kansas City’s nickname “The City of Fountains.”

Dates: July 7-10, 2020

Place: InterContinental Hotel Kansas City at the Plaza

You won’t want to miss:

  • Award-winning instructors teaching you all things yearbook
  • Sessions specifically designed for new and veteran advisers
  • Intensive Online Design training, beginning through advanced
  • InDesign and Photoshop training to fit your level of experience
  • Specialized breakout sessions and informative general sessions

Registration for Adviser Academy will open in early 2020. Talk to your Walsworth Yearbooks sales rep for more information.