Focused Learning Plans

Use Our Learning Plans to Combat Burnout and Gain New Skills

Become a member to gain access to all learning plan resources.

Start our member favorite learning paths for a deeper dive into current challenges around workplace culture and communication. Become a member to get full access to these plans. We will also work to match you with the resources that align with your development goals and create custom learning plans for you and your team.

Workplace Culture and Morale

Approx. 8.5 hours

Learn how to maintain a positive workplace culture and morale within your team by building resilience, integrating inclusivity, engaging in empathy, reducing bullying, understanding microaggressions, and more.

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Effective Communication

Approx. 6.5 hours

Learn how to manage conflict, confront toxicity, and cultivate an engaging persona on your video calls.

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Professional Communication

Approx. 8.5 hours

Learn the most crucial communication skills you need as a leader navigating through remote work and high-anxiety times. 

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Our current members are using custom learning plans to:

  • Create a development plan to achieve a particular strategic goal
  • Help team members stay engaged and motivated over the summer
  • Provide a focused plan to help employees gain leadership skills and knowledge
  • Help their teams overcome obstacles such as difficult colleagues, time management issues, resilience, and more

Building Resilience

Approx. 3 hours

Building resilience will help you develop healthy strategies for overcoming adversity.

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Creative Problem Solving in Higher Ed

Approx. 1.5 hours

It’s hard to overstate how critical problem solving skills right now are given the dynamic challenges facing higher education. The trainings in this learning plan will help you start developing better problem solving skills you can use right away.

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Developing Better Time Management

Approx. 2 hours

Learn how to take control of your schedule and ensure you are putting your efforts into the most important tasks.

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Identifying Talent

Approx. 1.5 hours

With the unprecedented challenges currently facing higher education, it is more important than ever to make the most of your current resources. Work through this plan to start thinking about creative ways to identify and leverage all of the talented people around you.

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Improving the Effectiveness of Your Decision Making

Approx. 2 hours

Work through this training plan to be ready to start practicing better decision making the next time you find yourself facing a tough call.

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Improving Your Meetings

Approx. 1 hour

Inefficient and ineffective meetings are an all-too common problem in higher education, but they don’t have to be. These resources will help you improve the quality of your meetings and make the most of the time you have.

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Leading More Inclusively

Approx. 3 hours

As a higher ed leader, you cannot lead in a vacuum -- you will need to relate to and lead people from all walks of life. Learn why leading more inclusively boosts your credibility as a leader, creates a strong professional environment, increases your ability to effectively lead, and ultimately will set you up for success as a leader.

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Managing Conflict as a Leader

Approx. 3 hours

Reframe how you view conflict and be ready to lead effectively even in the most difficult moments.

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Managing Difficult Colleagues

Approx. 1.5 hours

If you’ve ever worked with a difficult colleague you’ve likely seen first hand how disruptive they can be. Working through this plan will help you gain valuable insight into reframing how you work with your most challenging coworkers.

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Understanding Strengths-Based Leadership

Approx. 3 hours

Bring out the best in yourself and your team by leveraging a strengths-based approach to leadership— even if you’re leading from below.

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Your Role as a Team Leader

Approx. 2 hours

As a team leader, you play a crucial role in ensuring your team is able to perform as needed. The following resources will provide an overview of teams in higher education and some crucial guidelines for forming and leading a team of your own.

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Members: complete your learning plan and submit your reflections to Greta at
greta@academicimpressions.com
to get your certificate.

HOW IT WORKS

01.

Pick your learning plan & download the PDF

02.

Complete the training activities & reflection on your learning*

03.

Submit your reflection activity & get your certificate of completion*

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What to Expect:

  • Number of Trainings: Each plan includes 2 - 6 trainings or learning activities.

 

  • Time Commitment: Most learning plans should take less than three hours to complete.

 

  • Reflection: Most learning plans include two reflection questions that are intended to help you cement the learnings into practice.

 

  • Certificate of Completion: If you submit the reflection questions to us, you can receive a certificate of completion. If you'd like, we can even email your supervisor to ensure they are aware of your new-found knowledge. Note: reflection questions and activities are featured in most, but not all learning plans.

*When applicable.

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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

WHEN IT COMES TO ROLLOUT AND ENGAGEMENT, LET US DO THE HEAVY LIFTING

Our role extends beyond ensuring access to professional development—we also facilitate the adoption process across your team. As a member, you will partner with your assigned Account Manager who will get to know your team’s development goals and connect them to the right resources.

To ensure your team engages with our professional development opportunities strategically, your Account Manager will be a partner in your membership. They will:

  • Conduct an initial call to assess your unique needs and identify how we can partner with you to meet your most pressing goals
  • Assist in the development of marketing copy to help you announce your membership to your team
  • Host Virtual Open Houses, which are designed to help drive user engagement and guide your team through the tactical aspects of accessing resources
  • Conduct team or one-on-one meetings to assess your learning needs and curate custom content lists
  • Monitor engagement throughout the course of our partnership to ensure continued adoption

MEMBERS RECEIVE ACCESS TO CONTENT ACROSS ALL OF THESE COLLECTIONS AND MORE

Get These Trainings and More With Membership

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Meghan Paladino
Membership Advisor, Academic Impressions