Advocating for Yourself in Personal and Professional Relationships

Advocating for Yourself in Personal and Professional Relationships

September 1, 2020 | Recording Available

Learn strategies to advocate for your needs as you juggle work, home, and career progression.


Time and again we have heard the message that the impacts of working from home, homeschooling, childcare, and managing your new normal have created new areas of stress for women. Whether you are trying to juggle a full-time job with being a teacher to your children or find that your publications and other career-advancement endeavors have fallen in priority, women in particular have felt the emotional, personal, and professional costs of the pandemic. Join us for this virtual training focused on how you can advocate for yourself in your personal and professional life.


Who Should Attend

This session is ideal for higher education professionals, especially women, who are looking for ways to self-advocate for their needs at work and at home.

The Academic Impressions Virtual Workshop Experience

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to exploring responsive issues in higher education. Our virtual workshops provide you with an active learning environment and an online space where you can explore ideas, get inspired by what your peers are doing, and understand the range of possibilities around a certain topic. Depending on what you need to solve a specific challenge at your institution, you will have the chance to gain ideas, plans, refinements, or connections with those undergoing the same challenges as you. You will leave these sessions with practical solutions that you can take back to your team or task force.

What you will get:

  • Learn from what your peers are doing across the nation
  • Gather unique and creative approaches that you may not have thought about
  • Validate and vet plans and priorities
  • Contribute your ideas and help shape the conversation
  • Get work done in a space that’s designed to help you reflect, be creative, and maintain focus on the issue
  • Connect with subject matter experts who steer the conversation and add value
  • Experience expert facilitation to ensure practical outcomes and takeaways

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds nationally, it is so important to keep connecting and networking with your peers - at a “social distance” - and to keep learning and developing as higher-ed leaders and professionals. Don’t let social distancing and quarantines prevent you from setting aside time for professional development. Everything is changing so fast; more than ever, we need to be pooling our resources and knowledge and finding the best ways to develop our capacity, connect and share with each other, and move forward during a challenging time.

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September 1, 2020

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Session 1: Advocating for Yourself in Your Work and Home Life (12:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT)

In this two-hour session, you will first take stock of how you currently spend your time and map under which categories these daily tasks fall. We will then explore ways to negotiate your time and efforts so that you are able to meet the needs of those around you while also advocating for your personal and professional needs.



Break (2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT)



Session 2: Mapping Your Career Possibilities (3:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT)

This session will help you embrace your career ambitions and make them happen. Too rarely are women—especially in higher ed—encouraged to plan for their career progression and transitions. In this session, we will guide you through exercises to help you 1) examine your career ambitions and dreams, 2) consider obstacles and tradeoffs for each, and 3) define the steps you need to take to make those ambitions and dreams a reality. You will leave with a set of "potential career maps" to draw on as you go forward in your career.


Jeanne Hey

Jeanne Hey

Dean Emerita, University of New England

Jeanne Hey is an experienced provider of professional development programs, specializing in leadership training for department chairs, program directors, and deans. She served as dean of the University of New England’s College of Arts and Sciences for eight years, overseeing 13 academic departments and 35 major programs at a time of upheaval and risk in higher ed. Hey served for 19 years in a joint appointment in Political Science and International Studies at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio.

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Portrait of Jill Johns

Jill Johns

Owner, Jill Johns International

Jill Johns spent 15 years putting everyone else’s needs ahead of her own. No more.

Now Jill (a recovering corporate executive, breast cancer survivor, and mother of four) leads an energetic and satisfying life by design and she empowers burnt-out and stressed-out people to do the same.

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*There are limited spots available for All-Inclusive Members to register for virtual trainings for free in 2020. Each virtual training has a registration cap in order to ensure a high-quality learning experience. If the cap has been met, All-Inclusive Members can register with a $250 discount if space is available.

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