Advocating for Yourself in Personal and Professional Relationships



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Learn strategies to advocate for your needs as you juggle work, home, and career progression.



Time and again we have heard the message that the impacts of working from home, homeschooling, childcare, and managing your new normal have created new areas of stress for women. Whether trying to juggle a full-time job with being a teacher to their children or finding that publishing and other career-advancement endeavors have fallen in priority, women in particular have felt the emotional, personal, and professional costs of the pandemic.

Join us for this virtual training focused on how you can advocate for yourself in your personal and professional life.


Who Should Attend

This session is ideal for higher education professionals, especially women, who are looking for ways to self-advocate for their needs at work and at home.

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Our virtual trainings go far beyond just replicating PowerPoint presentations online: these experiences are intentionally designed to give you the kind of robust and dynamic learning experience you’ve come to expect from Academic Impressions. These trainings provide you with an active learning environment and an online space where you can explore ideas, get inspired by what your peers are doing, and understand the range of possibilities around a certain topic. You will leave these sessions with practical solutions that you can take back to your team or task force.

What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions


January 21, 2021

12:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern


Session 1: Advocating for Yourself in Your Work and Home Life

In this two-hour session, you will first take stock of how you currently spend your time and map under which categories these daily tasks fall. We will then explore ways to negotiate your time and efforts so that you are able to meet the needs of those around you while also advocating for your personal and professional needs.



Session 2: Mapping Your Career Possibilities

This session will help you embrace your career ambitions and make them happen. Too rarely are women—especially in higher ed—encouraged to plan for their career progression and transitions. In this session, we will guide you through exercises to help you 1) examine your career ambitions and dreams, 2) consider obstacles and tradeoffs for each, and 3) define the steps you need to take to make those ambitions and dreams a reality. You will leave with a set of "potential career maps" to draw on as you go forward in your career.


Portrait of Jill Johns

Jill Johns

Owner, Jill Johns International

Jill Johns spent 15 years putting everyone else’s needs ahead of her own. No more.

Now Jill (a recovering corporate executive, breast cancer survivor, and mother of four) leads an energetic and satisfying life by design and she empowers burnt-out and stressed-out people to do the same.

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Portrait of Jeanne Hey

Jeanne A.K. Hey, Ph.D.

Dean Emerita, University of New England

Jeanne Hey is an experienced provider of professional development programs, specializing in leadership training for department chairs, program directors, and deans. She served as dean of the University of New England’s College of Arts and Sciences for eight years, overseeing 13 academic departments and 35 major programs at a time of upheaval and risk in higher ed.

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