What past attendees have to say about the Academic Impressions experience:
“When I started this training, I had self-doubt, lacked confidence in my leadership style, and was mentally exhausted. I believe by the second session, reviewing the leadership audit from my peers and my Dean I was able to identify that I struggled for two years with negative energy feeling unwanted while all along I was appreciated and wanted as my department’s leader. This training provided methods of identifying your leadership strengths and weakness which displaying the necessary tools and exercises for further growth. Upon completing this training, I now feel uplifted, empowered, and proud of being a leader. The guidance, advice, and willingness to listen with compassion and attentiveness was the highlight of this training. For each speaker the topics along with its contents provided the necessary tools for promoting successful leaders. I was able to take away lessons from each session which inspired me to continue my journey with pride. Allowing the ability to journal after each session also aided in my weekly self-reflection and drive to improve my leadership style with committee and continued dedication.”
– Lisa Cork, Program Director, Chair, and Professor-Healthcare Careers, San Diego College of Continuing Education
“This boot camp for chairs was a relevant, insightful, and an outstanding professional development series. The presenters were able to provide actual case scenarios and pertinent examples of how to overcome challenges as a new or existing leader. I learned about the vital importance of embracing the challenges and the promise and privilege of leadership. I feel equipped to be a successful leader and am now more aware of my values and leadership style. As a result of this program, I have been both inspired and strengthened to be more reflective, collaborative, innovative, and am confident that I will make a substantial impact as a leader in higher education settings. There was honesty, awareness, and insight from each presenter that all had different styles but was able to provide good food for thought for us to consider. I loved how each presenter shared personal examples, stories, and case scenarios to make the content that they were teaching both relevant and applicable.”
– Anthony C. Hill, Chair, Associate Professor, Springfield College
“This boot camp was so very helpful to help me think about leadership, in general, and about my own leadership strengths and areas of growth. I’ve already used a number of the tools that were shared and have recommended the boot camp to others! I’ve already recommended this boot camp to several folks! I appreciated having greater insight into my natural dispositions and what I needed to continue developing. It was validating to learn that some of the challenges that I’ve faced and continue to face are.”
– Sue Hildebrandt, Interim Chair of the Department of Special Education, Illinois State University
*All-inclusive members receive $250 off of bootcamp registrations (in addition to the early bird discount if applicable). Upgrade your membership to qualify for a higher discount.