Leading Collaboratively: An In-Person Conference for Mid-Level Supervisors

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Leading Collaboratively: An In-Person Conference for Mid-Level Supervisors

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Today’s higher education calls us to innovate and collaborate in new ways; grow your potential and that of your team through hands-on practice and reflection.


As a mid-level supervisor, you have a unique opportunity to lean into your leadership strengths in order to lead in a more collaborative way to foster innovation and inclusion in your team. Through the Academic Impressions Five Paths to Leadership℠ Self-Assessment, you will discover how you show up as a leader in typical circumstances as well as during times of stress, and use this understanding to identify how to work more effectively with colleagues, your supervisor, and members of your team.   

You will also have the opportunity to network with other mid-level supervisors from different institutions and share best practices as we model collaborative meeting design. This conference will focus on practical skillsets and practices that will enable you as the leader to navigate change and complexity while still leading collaboratively. You will then have the opportunity to reflect and identify next steps for envisioning your team.  The skillsets and practices that we will explore include:    

  • Individual leadership strengths  
  • Building a foundation of trust  
  • Fostering creativity in your team   
  • Collaborating via inclusive meeting designs and practices   

Who should attend?

This program is designed for leaders with some supervisory experience who are looking to enhance or evolve their leadership skills. The conference will focus on understanding your own leadership style and how that can help you to build effective and inclusive teams as you lead from the middle.


Your registration fee includes full access to all conference sessions and materials, breakfast, lunch, and access to the networking reception on Thursday, breakfast on Friday, as well as refreshments and snacks throughout the conference.


DAY ONE: Thursday, November 30
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. MT (local time in Denver, CO)   


Registration and Continental Breakfast (included in registration fee) 
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.



Opening Comments and Community-Building   
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.



Defining Your Leadership Strengths  
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.



Morning Break  
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. 



Building Trust as the Foundation of Collaboration 
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   



Lunch (included in registration fee)   
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 



Fostering Creativity to Drive Innovation   
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.  



Afternoon Break  
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.  



Inclusive Practices and Meeting Design  
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 



Day One Q&A 
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.  



Networking Reception (included in registration fee)  
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 



Day Two: Friday, December 1, 2023  
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MT (local time in Denver, CO)  


Continental Breakfast (included in registration fee)  
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. 



Envisioning the Future of Your Team  
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. 



Morning Break  
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.  



Where To Go From Here  
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.   



Conference Wrap-Up and Final Q&A 
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  


Save on In-Person Conference Registrations

Attend any three in-person conferences for $5,000 for Members ($5,500 for Non-Members) – or $1,667 dollars per registration for Members ($1,833 for Non-Members) – with a Conference 3-Pack. There’s no one way to use your 3-Pack!

  • Send 3 people to the same conference
  • Send 3 individuals to different conferences
  • Experience 3 different conferences yourself

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The training will be conducted in person at Academic Impressions’ Denver-based office at:
5299 DTC Blvd, Suite 1400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Nearby hotel suggestions:

Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center – 3-star hotel
8300 E Crescent Pkwy, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Distance from office: 0.5 miles if driving, 0.3 miles if walking

We recommend this hotel because it is within walking distance of the office. A discounted room rate of $119/night is available if you use this link to book your room before November 8.

Denver Marriott Tech Center – 4-star hotel
4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237
Distance from office: 0.9-1.2 miles, depending on route


Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center – 4-star hotel
7800 E Tufts Ave, Denver, CO 80237
Distance from office: 1.1 miles