Give Academic Leaders the Resources and Support They Need

Get Access to Unique Resources Designed Specifically for Academic Leaders

Most academic leaders assume their positions with very little training or support at the institutional level. We offer a comprehensive suite of trainings and resources for Department Chairs, Deans, Associate/Assistant Deans, and Faculty Affairs professionals to help them be successful in their roles.

Our approach combines leadership development with the practical, skills-based training academic leaders need to lead effectively at the personal, team, and division levels each day. Our training and resources are all firmly rooted in the academic context and presented by vetted experts with firsthand experience as academic leaders themselves.

View a Sample of Training Opportunities for:

Become a member to gain unlimited access to the following trainings, designed to help maximize your productivity and success as a chair.

Balancing heart and brain

VIDEO COURSE

The Key Components of Emotional Intelligence for Academic Teams

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Managing Difficult Faculty

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WEBCAST RECORDING

A Comprehensive Approach to Faculty Orientation

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Your First Year as Department Chair: Building Trust, Communication, and Community

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VIDEO COURSE

Foundations in Budgeting for Department Chairs

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Building a More Strategic Budget for Your Academic Department

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Using Academic Program Cost Analysis to Improve the Efficiency of Your Department

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Managing Change as a Department Chair: 5 Traps to Avoid

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Academic Restructuring: Creating New Growth Opportunities

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VIDEO COURSE

Fundraising for Department Chairs

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More Resources For Department Chairs

Training to help Chairs build leadership skills and manage their faculty and departments more effectively.

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Charting Your Course as a Woman Chair

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Woman leadership hero

WEBCAST RECORDING

Improving Faculty Evaluations: A Training for Department Chairs

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Communicating Effectively in High-Anxiety Times: A Workshop for Department Chairs

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Supporting Adjunct Faculty: A Training for Department Chairs

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Meeting

WEBCAST RECORDING

Your First Year as Department Chair: Building Trust, Communication, and Community

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For Deans

Training to help Deans and Associate Deans manage change, innovate and think creatively, and grow and sustain their Colleges financially and competitively.

Compass

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Essential Leadership Skills for Academic Deans

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Four Leadership Practices for New or Aspiring Deans

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Best Practices for Identifying and Developing Department Chairs

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Puzzle

WEBCAST RECORDING

Academic Restructuring: Creating New Growth Opportunities

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Deans Summit: Maintaining Strategic Focus Through Financial Challenges

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For Faculty Affairs Leaders

Training to help faculty affairs leaders recruit and hire a more diverse faculty, create stronger systems of support for faculty, and foster an inclusive and supportive climate.

Diverse people reading

WEBCAST RECORDING

Recruiting for Diversity: A Training for Academic Search Committees

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Diverse people talking

WEBCAST RECORDING

Design Faculty of Color Affinity Spaces to Improve Retention

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Revising the Promotion and Tenure Process: A Conversation Space for Faculty Affairs and Academic Leaders

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Covid 19 virus

WEBCAST RECORDING

Best Practices for Supporting First-Year Faculty: Lessons Learned During COVID-19

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Woman leader

VIRTUAL TRAINING

Building Academic Leadership Development Programs on Your Campus

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For All Academic Leaders

Training to help academic leaders become more productive in their work and relationships, regardless of their role.

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Integrating Inclusivity into Your Leadership Philosophy

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Managing Up, Down, and Across

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Designing Creative Solutions for Your Toughest Challenges

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VIDEO COURSE

Time Management: Focusing on Your Priorities and Purpose

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Personas

VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Cultivating a Professional and Engaging Persona on Your Video Calls

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Members also receive discounts, advanced notification, or priority access to the following:

Bootcamps

Leading and Influencing as a Department Chair

September 22 - October 27, 2021

Assess your leadership effectiveness and gain confidence in your ability to be your best self as an academic leader.

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Coaching

Leverage our coaching solutions to accelerate your professional development journey.

Coaching can help you intentionally align personal and career objectives, identify and build on strengths, strategize career paths, and find clarity in your vision.

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Books

Fix Your Climate: A Practical Guide to Reducing Microaggressions, Microbullying, and Bullying in the Academic Workplace

Microaggressions, microbullying, and bullying are the silent destroyers of a university’s climate.

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Custom Training

Recruiting, Onboarding, and Retaining Underrepresented Faculty

Identify your campus’ greatest needs for underrepresented faculty recruitment and retention efforts.

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View a list of all training content included in membership.

See What Our Attendees are Saying

"At first, I was skeptical that a virtual conference was capable of being both engaging and informational - but Academic Impressions has mastered it! The 3-day online event was structured in a creative way that all participants had multiple opportunities to interact with each other and the presenters. No one's questions went unheard or unanswered. Thank you for this great experience, it has changed my view of virtual conferences and I look forward to attending more in the future."

- Desiree Ford, Digital Communications Manager, Binghamton University

“The virtual conference has been amazing. The presenters have all been great and the information they’ve provided is going to help us better use our social media. Even though this conference had to be virtualized due to COVID-19, the online format has been set up in a way that we can all collaborate and share ideas. I’m very eager to take what I’ve learned back to campus and start implementing new ideas.”

- Chris Forde, Coordinator of Marketing & Public Information, Lincoln Trail College

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Membership Includes All Academic Leadership Content and Much More

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Leadership


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Women in Leadership


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Academic Leadership

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Faculty Success


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Institutional & Academic Planning


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Student Success


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Enrollment Management & Marketing

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Advancement


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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


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Title IX Compliance


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How Membership Works

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BUY MEMBERSHIP

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ACTIVATE MEMBERSHIP

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START LEARNING

Engage with upcoming and on-demand online trainings 

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Meghan Paladino
Membership Advisor, Academic Impressions