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.

Department Chairs

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

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ONLINE BOOTCAMP

Leading and Influencing as a Department Chair Bootcamp

September 21 – October 26, 2022

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ONLINE BOOTCAMP

Managing Difficult Faculty and Staff: A Bootcamp for Leaders

October 4 – 25, 2022

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Balancing heart and brain

VIDEO COURSE

The Key Components of Emotional Intelligence for Academic Teams

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COACHING PACKAGE

Surviving the Uncertainty of Leadership Changes: Maintaining Momentum & Support for Department Chairs

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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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ARTICLE

Reflections From 14 Years as a Department Chair

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Managing Change as a Department Chair: 5 Traps to Avoid

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VIDEO COURSE

Fundraising for Department Chairs

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Charting Your Course as a Woman Chair

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Improving Faculty Evaluations: A Training for Department Chairs

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Strategies to Run a Successful Lab as Chair

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Disrupting Academic Bullying

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Supporting Adjunct Faculty: A Training for Department Chairs

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Deans and Associate Deans

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

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ONLINE BOOTCAMP

Leading as an Assistant/Associate Dean: An Online Bootcamp

May 25 – June 29, 2022 or
October 10 – November 14, 2022

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FREE WEBCAST

What’s Keeping Deans Up at Night: A Free Webcast for Academic Leaders

June 8, 2022

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Compass

COMING SOON

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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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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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Growing and Shaping Your Academic Program Portfolio in a Post-COVID Era

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MEMBER-EXCLUSIVE COURSE

Inclusive Hiring Best Practices: Removing Barriers and Mitigating Search Committee Bias

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Exploring Different Pathways to Deanship

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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.

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ROUNDTABLE

Faculty Affairs Roundtable for Unit-Level Leaders

May 26 - June 30, 2022

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ONLINE BOOTCAMP

Designing a New Faculty Mentor Program: A Bootcamp for Faculty Leaders

June 23 – July 21, 2022

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ROUNDTABLE

Faculty Affairs Roundtable

June 24 – August 5, 2022

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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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WEBCAST RECORDING

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

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Building Academic Leadership Development Programs on Your Campus

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Recruit & Retain Diverse Faculty through Cluster Hiring and Mutual Mentorship

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FREE WEBCAST RECORDING

Rebuilding Trust Between Faculty and Administration

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Improving Promotion and Tenure Reviews by Using a Deliberative Decision-Making Model

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All Academic Leaders

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

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VIRTUAL TRAINING

Conflict Resolution: It’s What You Said AND How You Said It

May 24, 2022

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Engaging in Empathy: Balance the Emotional Demands

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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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MINI COURSE

Time Management: Focusing on Your Priorities and Purpose

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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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Become a Member and Save Up to $1,000 on 2-year Agreements

Special Perks

For a limited time, get special perks when you become a member before June 30, 2022.

Free Job Postings on HireEd Careers

Is the Great Resignation impacting hiring efforts at your institution? Diversify your workforce with Academic Impressions’ job board, HireEd Careers. Take advantage of your free postings to reach a diverse population of higher education professionals who are invested in their own growth and professional development.

Why Post Jobs with HireEd Careers?

  • Our database is more diverse than the general higher ed population
  • Our database consists of those leaders and professionals who attend our professional development trainings

Free Job Posting Based on Membership Size:

  • 10-user: 1 job posting worth $500
  • 25-user: 2 job postings worth $1000
  • 50-user: 3 job postings worth $1500
  • 100-user: 5 job postings $2,500
  • Enterprise: Unlimited Subscription worth up to $12,500 in value

Enterprise Members: One Free Seat at a Roundtable

The goal of our roundtables is to bring together a small cohort of peers for a comprehensive learning and networking experience. Through short, regular live meetings, you will come together with a maximum of seven other peers and our two experts to:

  • Build strong connections and expand your network
  • Try new tactics and approaches to improve your leadership
  • Share your own best practices and hear others’
  • Carve out time for self-reflection
  • Be part of a cohort-based support community
  • Contribute to the conversation with your own thought leadership

Choose your roundtable valued at $2,500.

  • Chief Strategy Officer Roundtable (March 4 - May 20)
  • Advancement Roundtable (April 1 - May 13)
  • Chief Diversity Officer Roundtable (May 6 - August 5)
  • Provost Roundtable

View a list of all training content included in membership.

"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

Member Institutions

Partner With Your Account Manager for Ongoing Support

Your Account Manager is your strategic partner dedicated to both maximizing membership adoption and ensuring its impact. We are invested in the success of your team and we customize our approach to your professional growth and development.

We understand that access to membership does not equal adoption, and adoption does not necessarily result in impact. Your Account Manager will collaborate with your team to ensure they engage with resources in a strategic manner, which will ultimately result in a lasting impact on their growth.

Access: At the start of the partnership, your Account Manager will work with you to plan launching membership resources to all assigned users. They will collaborate with you on a communication plan, conduct virtual open houses with your users, and ensure those with membership access have the resources they need to succeed.

Adoption: Throughout the course of your membership, your Account Manager will monitor usage and help identify professional development opportunities that will engage your team.

Impact: With the help of stakeholders, your Account Manager will deploy one or more impact surveys over the course of the membership term to help you understand what impact professional development has had on individuals. We measure satisfaction and gain an understanding of what your users have learned by engaging with Academic Impressions professional development opportunities.

What Does Membership Include

Access to a continuously expanding library of live online trainings, designed to be practical, discussion-based, and highly experiential

Unlimited anytime, anywhere access to on-demand trainings and resources that you can engage with on your own time from the convenience of your workspace

New trainings every week, designed to respond to the latest needs of the higher ed community

$250 discount on multi-week cohort-based bootcamps and in-person conferences

Get These Trainings and More With Membership

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Meghan Paladino
Membership Advisor, Academic Impressions