Charting Your Course as a Woman Chair (Virtual Training Only)



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Connect with women chairs from across the country to discover commonalities and develop individualized, sustainable paths forward.



As a woman chair, you are navigating a complex landscape. You’re working within a system that still skews overwhelmingly white and male. You’re trying to support faculty who are often crumbling under the strain of new online teaching demands and other uncertainties. Not to mention, you’re likely shouldering increased responsibilities at home and managing additional personal stressors.

If you poured yourself into addressing all these areas fully, you'd quickly burn out. As you approach the spring semester, which of these problem areas should receive your attention, and why?

Join us online for this two-hour online workshop to explore how your work as a female chair is influenced by personal, departmental, and larger systemic demands. We will build awareness around the areas that are energizing and challenging you, and you'll leave with an individual action plan that will include strategies to help move your leadership forward in a sustainable way.


Who Should Attend

This training is designed for women chairs and program directors at all levels of experience.

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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 19, 2021

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern


This virtual training is designed to be engaging and interactive. We will focus on:

  • Building awareness of how the three (3) areas of focus — your personal life, the department, and the larger system — impact your academic leadership
  • Selecting the areas to place your energy and attention
  • Defining what you can realistically accomplish within the areas you’ve selected


Portrait of Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown

Dean of the Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences, Western Connecticut State University

Michelle oversees the largest School on campus, with nearly half of the university’s academic departments, students, and full-time faculty. As Dean, she publicly branded the recently-named Macricostas School through “Macricostas Experience” – free events celebrating hands-on learning and open to the public. She led her faculty to identify and invest in shared goals across 13 departments in STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences. She also created donor-funded scholarships for underrepresented students in STEM and donor-funded grants for faculty-student collaborative projects that merge tech and artistry.

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