May 17, 2011 / News

Walsworth’s Adviser Academy ready to help advisers with the big job of yearbook

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Walsworth will be holding its third annual Adviser Academy next month in Kansas City. The event will be held June 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center.

Once again, yearbook advisers from across the country will come to K.C. for three days of training to get ready for next year, along with a chance to network with colleagues.

The Academy’s two tracks are specifically geared toward custom adviser needs – Track One for new advisers who need to learn the basics of yearbook and Track Two for experienced advisers looking to take their yearbook to the next level.

One day also includes a plant tour of Walsworth’s printing facilities in Marceline and Brookfield, Mo., for those who choose the option.

“The (Adviser Academy) conference was the most beneficial and educational that I have attended,” said Stacey Helewski, adviser at Camp Verde High School, who attended last year’s Adviser Academy in K.C. “I have never been a part of a company that is so vested in their customers and that has made me feel like part of their family.”

More information on the Adviser Academy can be found on the Academy’s page on the Walsworth website.

If you’re an adviser, what are your plans for this summer? Does it involve a trip to a summer workshop?

  • Julia Hanneman

    I am a going to be a brand new adviser next year and I just found out. Unfortunately, I’m teaching summer school online June 30th-August 4th. The one day overlap prevents me from attending the Adviser Academy. Is there another way I can attend a training? It’s so unfortunate that I have to miss this great opportunity.

  • Sure Julia, there could be other training opportunities for you. Walsworth offers several workshops throughout the summer in various locations all over the country. Where are you located?

    You can see all the listings of Walsworth workshops in our Workshop Central area at http://www.walsworthyearbooks.com/idea-file/conventions-workshops/workshop-central/.

    Evan Blackwell,
    Yearbooks Blog

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.