NACADA AACSS - Hiring a Consultant

Academic Advising Consultants and Speakers Service

Steps to Hiring a Consultant

Please be aware that our consultants/speakers are senior administrators or full time advisors at their universities and have full schedules. Because of their campus obligations our consultants/speakers usually need at least two months or more notice in order to set up a campus visit.

  1. Identify the advising areas(s) of need or interest for the Institution. Because it is often difficult to pinpoint specific advising needs, the NACADA Executive Office provides assistance with this needs identification through the request form.
    Please complete the request form or email for more information.
  2. Complete the request form and submit it to the Executive Office.
  3. The Executive Office sends focused resumes and an Agreement Form via email for qualified consultants/speakers whom NACADA recommends based on your request, needs and institution type.
  4. Select a consultant/speaker from the resumes, complete the Agreement Form, and return it to the Executive Office.
  5. Executive Office confirms with the consultant his/her availability for the date(s) requested. If the consultant agrees to the offer, he/she signs the Agreement Form and copies are sent to the institution and the consultant/speaker. This Agreement Form outlines the visit charges to which the institution is agreeing.
  6. After the agreement has been signed, the institution will prepare materials in advance for the consultant/speaker and forward it to him/her.
  7. Following the visit, an evaluation of the visit will be sent to the institution. Institutions will complete the survey and return it to the Executive Office.

'Everything the consultant did was helpful. As one participant wrote on the conference evaluation form, 'I enjoyed working with the consultant. In addition to a wonderful keynote, I appreciated her genuineness and approachability'.'  Jesse Jones, President, North Texas Community College Consortium