Members receive access to content across all of these collections and more.
View a list of all training content included in membership.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Foundations
Become a member to gain access to our foundational Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion series, an intentional collection of personal development and skill building trainings which provide education, awareness-building, self-reflection, and ways to speak up and take action.
PARTNER WITH YOUR ACCOUNT MANAGER FOR ONGOING SUPPORT
Your Account Manager is your strategic partner dedicated to both maximizing membership adoption and ensuring its impact. We are invested in the success of your team and we customize our approach to your professional growth and development.
We understand that access to membership does not equal adoption, and adoption does not necessarily result in impact. Your Account Manager will collaborate with your team to ensure they engage with resources in a strategic manner, which will ultimately result in a lasting impact on their growth.
Access: At the start of the partnership, your Account Manager will work with you to plan launching membership resources to all assigned users. They will collaborate with you on a communication plan, conduct virtual open houses with your users, and ensure those with membership access have the resources they need to succeed.
Adoption: Throughout the course of your membership, your Account Manager will monitor usage and help identify professional development opportunities that will engage your team.
Impact: With the help of stakeholders, your Account Manager will deploy one or more impact surveys over the course of the membership term to help you understand what impact professional development has had on individuals. We measure satisfaction and gain an understanding of what your users have learned by engaging with Academic Impressions professional development opportunities.
Why Your Peers Chose to Become Members
In 2018, Case Western’s new provost, Ben Vinson III, initiated and led a strategic planning effort that was designed intentionally to engage the full campus in the planning process, infusing the campus with cross-disciplinary, cross-unit thinking and approaches, and encouraging leaders among faculty and staff to think together as one campus community about the institution’s future and their opportunities to contribute to it. The challenge then was to find a way to sustain this momentum and creativity once the plan was written up and after the planning process was complete. Vinson also believed that leaders existed in all levels of the institution and across all disciplines and all units. He wanted to put resources in the hands of people who are not just the “usual suspects” or the most visible “high potential” leaders; he wanted to invest in the leadership and creativity of all faculty and staff; he felt this was essential to carrying forward the momentum of the strategic plan.
To help make this happen, Vinson established a partnership with Academic Impressions that included an enterprise-wide membership (all faculty and staff on campus have access) managed by the provost’s office. Academic Impressions spent time on the Case Western campus, meeting with the provost, the cabinet, the deans, HR, and faculty and staff leadership to help ensure we could get the right resources into the hands of the people in the institution who need it most—and that their membership is tailored to their needs. Vinson invited Academic Impressions to facilitate the provost’s monthly leadership roundtables. Each month, leaders from across the institution are provided with a research paper, an article on leadership, a recorded webcast, or an assessment (such as the 5 Paths to Leadership assessment), and Academic Impressions then facilitates a practical dialogue based on those resources. This keeps people throughout Case Western engaged in their leadership development every month, and rather than simply provide access to the resources, Case Western and Academic Impressions partner to guide them through the trainings and readings in their member library and how they can use each of these in a relevant and timely way.
An annual membership with Academic Impressions was a natural choice for Eastern Kentucky University. Our conferences and assessments had been integrated into EKU’s internal academic leadership development for years. This started when Sara Zeigler, EKU’s dean of the College of Letters, Arts, & Social Sciences, attended our Advanced Leadership in Higher Education conference in 2014; she was inspired to share the leadership development tools she had learned across her campus. She and Russell Carpenter, director of EKU’s Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, both received training form Academic Impressions to facilitate the 5 Paths to Leadership assessment, which they used to develop cohorts of emerging leaders internally for five years; the tool proved comprehensive and adaptable to their needs. And to this day, Zeigler still keeps the resources binder from that 2014 conference on her desk to reference the tools in it.
When COVID-19 hit and rendered the academic workforce distributed and remote, Zeigler and Carpenter knew immediately that they needed to think differently about how to support and engage faculty and how to continue to develop faculty leadership. They knew they needed to provide faculty not just with care and compassion but also with practical support and just-in-time training to meet the extraordinary and unprecedented challenges involved in a rapid pivot to online learning during a national crisis. Over the years, Eastern Kentucky had sent department chairs and faculty leaders to many of our leadership development programs, appreciating the evidence-based approach and the practical nature of these trainings (focused on what you can change or do next week or the next month after the conference). That made Academic Impressions a logical choice for a training partner during the pandemic. Eastern Kentucky purchased a 100-user membership and distributed those 100 users across the institution to ensure that department chairs, risk management, advancement, enrollment management, and other key offices across the academic and administrative sides of the house all have access to the resources they need most, when they need them, to adapt during this difficult time.
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
"Everyone is stressed and anxious, and there's a tremendous amount of pressure in their work and personal lives. Professional development creates space for people -- it's a little bit of breathing room in the midst of a hectic and crazy world... it's more important that we engage in professional development now than ever."
Get Extra Perks When You Become A Member Before June 30.
Free Job Postings on HireEd Careers
Is the Great Resignation impacting hiring efforts at your institution? Diversify your workforce with Academic Impressions’ job board, HireEd Careers. Take advantage of your free postings to reach a diverse population of higher education professionals who are invested in their own growth and professional development.
Why Post Jobs with HireEd Careers?
- Our database is more diverse than the general higher ed population
- Our database consists of those leaders and professionals who attend our professional development trainings
Free Job Posting Based on Membership Size:
- 10-user: 1 job posting worth $500
- 25-user: 2 job postings worth $1000
- 50-user: 3 job postings worth $1500
- 100-user: 5 job postings $2,500
- Enterprise: Unlimited Subscription worth up to $12,500 in value
Enterprise Members: One Free Seat at a Roundtable
The goal of our roundtables is to bring together a small cohort of peers for a comprehensive learning and networking experience. Through short, regular live meetings, you will come together with a maximum of seven other peers and our two experts to:
- Build strong connections and expand your network
- Try new tactics and approaches to improve your leadership
- Share your own best practices and hear others’
- Carve out time for self-reflection
- Be part of a cohort-based support community
- Contribute to the conversation with your own thought leadership
Choose your roundtable valued at $2,500.
- Chief Strategy Officer Roundtable (March 4 - May 20)
- Advancement Roundtable (April 1 - May 13)
- Chief Diversity Officer Roundtable (May 6 - August 5)
- Provost Roundtable