Professional Development for Higher Education


For Faculty, Staff, and Administrators in Higher Ed


For Faculty, Staff, and Administrators in Higher Ed


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Online Professional Development

Join hundreds of institutions that are already leveraging Academic Impressions’ online professional development through our membership. Whether you serve all faculty and staff, lead a team, or are an individual contributor, you’ll find thousands of best practices at your fingertips.

Live learning opportunities maximize interaction and engagement; hundreds of recorded trainings enable anytime, anywhere learning. Having an entire organization dedicated to your professional development means dozens of new resources are created each month.


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Custom Training—On-Campus, Virtual, or Blended

Maximize team learning and team cohesion by customizing our training programs that meet your specific needs and objectives. Whether on-campus or online, our approach to training and professional development remains the same: practical, actionable, and highly personalized so that participants own the outcomes. Our unique approach enables you to:

  • Tap into an exclusive network of hundreds of experts to find the right match for your institution
  • Leverage our considerable expertise to ensure your experience is highly practical and actionable
  • Bring proven best practices and methods – not cookie-cutter approaches – to your campus
  • Expertly facilitate the program to ensure key stakeholders own the outcome

Expert Coaching

Seasoned leaders—both academic and administrative—need support that is personalized and focused on generating results. Coaching is a multi-faceted professional development solution, designed to accelerate growth and address challenges and goals with the support of an experienced higher education coach.

We offer several different types of coaching to fit every career stage and professional development need.

Leadership Coaching  |  Faculty Coaching  |  Group and Team Coaching

Academic Impressions has been invested in online professional development for 18+ years:

We’ve designed and developed more than 1,500 online trainings and resources

More than 96% of our customers recommend our in-person conferences

We work with a network of over 500 subject matter experts who have proven track records

9 out of 10 customers recommend our online learning

Our team conducts 1,000s of hours of research each year to create the most relevant learning opportunities

Over 1,000 hours of on-demand learning available


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Case Western Reserve University

Membership: Enterprise

How do you sustain the momentum after a strategic planning process? CWRU's provost knew the key was to develop the leadership and creativity of all faculty and staff, at every level.

In 2018, Case Western’s new provost, Ben Vinson III, initiated and led a strategic planning effort that was designed intentionally to engage the full campus in the planning process, infusing the campus with cross-disciplinary, cross-unit thinking and approaches, and encouraging leaders among faculty and staff to think together as one campus community about the institution’s future and their opportunities to contribute to it. The challenge then was to find a way to sustain this momentum and creativity once the plan was written up and after the planning process was complete. Vinson also believed that leaders existed in all levels of the institution and across all disciplines and all units. He wanted to put resources in the hands of people who are not just the “usual suspects” or the most visible “high potential” leaders; he wanted to invest in the leadership and creativity of all faculty and staff; he felt this was essential to carrying forward the momentum of the strategic plan.

To help make this happen, Vinson established a partnership with Academic Impressions that included an enterprise-wide membership (all faculty and staff on campus have access) managed by the provost’s office. Academic Impressions spent time on the Case Western campus, meeting with the provost, the cabinet, the deans, HR, and faculty and staff leadership to help ensure we could get the right resources into the hands of the people in the institution who need it most—and that their membership is tailored to their needs. Vinson invited Academic Impressions to facilitate the provost’s monthly leadership roundtables. Each month, leaders from across the institution are provided with a research paper, an article on leadership, a recorded webcast, or an assessment (such as the 5 Paths to Leadership assessment), and Academic Impressions then facilitates a practical dialogue based on those resources. This keeps people throughout Case Western engaged in their leadership development every month, and rather than simply provide access to the resources, Case Western and Academic Impressions partner to guide them through the trainings and readings in their member library and how they can use each of these in a relevant and timely way.

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Dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Eastern Kentucky University

Membership: Enterprise

When COVID-19 hit, Zeigler and her colleagues knew immediately that they needed to think differently about how to support and engage faculty and how to continue to develop faculty leadership.

An annual membership with Academic Impressions was a natural choice for Eastern Kentucky University. Our conferences and assessments had been integrated into EKU’s internal academic leadership development for years. This started when Sara Zeigler, EKU’s dean of the College of Letters, Arts, & Social Sciences, attended our Advanced Leadership in Higher Education conference in 2014; she was inspired to share the leadership development tools she had learned across her campus. She and Russell Carpenter, director of EKU’s Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, both received training form Academic Impressions to facilitate the 5 Paths to Leadership assessment, which they used to develop cohorts of emerging leaders internally for five years; the tool proved comprehensive and adaptable to their needs. And to this day, Zeigler still keeps the resources binder from that 2014 conference on her desk to reference the tools in it.

When COVID-19 hit and rendered the academic workforce distributed and remote, Zeigler and Carpenter knew immediately that they needed to think differently about how to support and engage faculty and how to continue to develop faculty leadership. They knew they needed to provide faculty not just with care and compassion but also with practical support and just-in-time training to meet the extraordinary and unprecedented challenges involved in a rapid pivot to online learning during a national crisis. Over the years, Eastern Kentucky had sent department chairs and faculty leaders to many of our leadership development programs, appreciating the evidence-based approach and the practical nature of these trainings (focused on what you can change or do next week or the next month after the conference). That made Academic Impressions a logical choice for a training partner during the pandemic. Eastern Kentucky purchased a 100-user membership and distributed those 100 users across the institution to ensure that department chairs, risk management, advancement, enrollment management, and other key offices across the academic and administrative sides of the house all have access to the resources they need most, when they need them, to adapt during this difficult time.

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Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Clemson University

"Everyone is stressed and anxious, and there's a tremendous amount of pressure in their work and personal lives. Professional development creates space for people -- it's a little bit of breathing room in the midst of a hectic and crazy world... it's more important that we engage in professional development now than ever."