Training Specifically Made for Department Chairs

Training & Resources Designed Specifically for Department Chairs

More than 3,000 department chairs have been trained by Academic Impressions.

Academic Impressions has extensive experience developing more academic department chairs than any other organization through live and on-demand trainings as well as leadership coaching.

Department chairs face a unique and vexing combination of challenges, including:

Creating a coalition of highly influential faculty that lead without formal authority

Leading a department while managing their own research agendas

Supervising academic staff for the first time

Diffusing and resolving conflict and other difficult situations

Growing programs and balancing budgets

Skillfully advocating for resources and otherwise “managing up”

Managing departmental and institutional politics

Making decisions that might impact their predecessors and mentors when they are in the room

Our approach to Chair development directly addresses these issues without offering a one-size-fits-all approach. Our content is designed specifically by and for academic leaders and is highly practical.

Membership is a Comprehensive Solution for Your Chairs

See a Sample of What's Included*

Upcoming & On-Demand Trainings

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LIVE WEBCAST

Improving Faculty Evaluations: A Training for Department Chairs

September 29, 2020

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LIVE WEBCAST

Your First Semester as External Chair: A Roadmap for Success

October 1, 2020

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WEBCAST

Managing Difficult Faculty

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Managing Change as a Department Chair: 5 Traps to Avoid

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Department Chairs: Maximize Your Productivity By Cultivating Your Academic Staff

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Returning to Research: Preparing Your Transition from Chair to Faculty

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Principles of Budgeting: A Training for Department Chairs

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

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WEBCAST

Best Practices in Designing Mentoring Programs for Early Career Faculty

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WEBCAST

Best Practices for Identifying and Developing Department Chairs

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WEBCAST

What Every Academic Chair Needs to Know

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WEBCAST

Train Your Faculty to be Better Online Instructors

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VIRTUAL TRAINING

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

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Adjunct Faculty: A Department Chair’s Guide to Orienting New Instructors

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Leadership Training for Department Chairs

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See Everything Included in Membership

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

Bootcamps

Coaching and Motivating Faculty: A Bootcamp for Department Chairs

September 30 - October 28, 2020

Learn and practice coaching and motivating strategies to help ensure faculty success at every career stage.

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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

Communication and Conflict Management: A Handbook for the New Department Chair

Effective communication will make or break a department chair. Get a primer on the essential communication and conflict management skills that every department chair needs.

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Campus Workshops

Leading and Influencing as a Department Chair

Designed for institutions that are looking to invest in the development and success of their department chairs as leaders and managers.

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Become A Member

Membership Includes All Chairs 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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Questions about membership?

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Meghan Paladino
Membership Advisor, Academic Impressions

*A limited number of FREE spots are open to members for each virtual training in 2020. Once a training reaches the member cap, additional members can register with a $250 discount. Members also receive discounts on bootcamps and in-person conferences.