The challenges facing the higher education industry have placed increasing demands on leaders at all levels. To successfully guide their teams and organizations through the storm—and to ensure they themselves possess the inner fortitude and clarity of vision required to sustain over time—it's critical that leaders continue to invest in their own personal growth and leadership development.
Membership with Academic Impressions gives you and your team access to hundreds of practical and interactive leadership trainings and resources that speak directly to the complexity of leading in today’s higher education context. Our programs are presented by vetted experts with firsthand experience in higher ed leadership and are intentionally designed to meet the diverse array of needs leaders have based on their role, years of experience, and the intersecting social identities they hold.
Personal development and self-focused trainings to help you hone your leadership qualities.
Trainings related to interpersonal and team-based skills to help you improve your supervision and performance management.
Resources designed to help you lead at the department or institutional level and improve your strategic and change management skills.
Trainings to help attract, identify, develop, and retain staff talent.
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Supporting Leaders Post-Pandemic
As higher education emerges from the pandemic and finds new ways to shift, leaders have the opportunity to use the momentum behind the emerging “new normal” to infuse their supervision with novel practices. Become a member to gain unlimited access to resources specifically designed to help leaders adjust to and thrive in the new environment come Fall.
Training by Experience Level
Trainings designed to meet new leaders, mid-level leaders, and senior leaders where they are in their leadership journeys. Choose a foundational course from our core leadership curriculum based on your level of experience. Members get $250 off each bootcamp registration.
Build your capacity around specific leadership skill sets such as managing change, emotional intelligence, creative thinking, supervision, and more.
Role- and Identity-Based Training
Training that brings leaders in the same roles or with like social identities together to share strategies, common challenges, and experiences.
Resources for Presidents
Members also receive discounts, advanced notification, or priority access to the following:
5 Principles of Effective Leadership: A Bootcamp for Leaders at All Levels
January 27 – February 24, 2022
Ground your leadership in your personal and professional values, and take your management skills to the next level.
Leverage our coaching solutions to accelerate your professional development journey.
If you are a leader in higher education, coaching can help you gain clarity in your career, increase your level of self-awareness, hone your skill set, and reach your full potential within the context of the industry.
Empowered: Leadership Development for Higher Education
The only book of its kind, Empowered is designed as a text for in-house leadership development programs in higher education, packed with tools, techniques, and activities for developing leaders.
Implementing a Strengths-Based Approach to Leadership on Campus
Join us for a one-of-a-kind custom workshop to build awareness of your own personal strengths and how they translate to your work and career trajectory and to learn how to apply a strengths-based lens to your team members, both direct reports and those within your sphere of influence.
View a list of all training content included in membership.
"At first, I was skeptical that a virtual conference was capable of being both engaging and informational - but Academic Impressions has mastered it! The 3-day online event was structured in a creative way that all participants had multiple opportunities to interact with each other and the presenters. No one's questions went unheard or unanswered. Thank you for this great experience, it has changed my view of virtual conferences and I look forward to attending more in the future."
- Desiree Ford, Digital Communications Manager, Binghamton University
“The virtual conference has been amazing. The presenters have all been great and the information they’ve provided is going to help us better use our social media. Even though this conference had to be virtualized due to COVID-19, the online format has been set up in a way that we can all collaborate and share ideas. I’m very eager to take what I’ve learned back to campus and start implementing new ideas.”
- Chris Forde, Coordinator of Marketing & Public Information, Lincoln Trail College
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
Get These Trainings and More With Membership
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