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

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

Bootcamps

Leading and Influencing as a Department Chair

February 23 - April 8, 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

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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Membership Includes All Chairs Content and Much More

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How Membership Works

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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 and 2021. 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.