Essential Leadership Skills for Academic Deans (Conference)

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Learn how you can develop and strengthen the administrative skills needed to ensure your success as an academic dean. Featuring experienced speakers, case studies, and active dialogue with your peers, this intimate conference will explore the day-to-day work of deans. Whether you are new to deanship, or are looking to improve upon your existing skills, this program will set you up for success.

You will work through aspects of being a dean that are critical to your success in the position, including:

  • Setting a vision and goals
  • Exploring paths for academic program growth
  • Building consensus among your team
  • Effectively managing and leading through change
  • Empowering and engaging faculty and staff
  • Identifying and resolving daily issues and conflicts

In addition to the conference sessions, you will have time to network with your fellow deans during conference breaks and our networking reception. We encourage you to take full advantage of this opportunity to build relationships with your peers from other institutions.

A Unique and Intimate Learning Experience

Academic Impressions events are not your typical hundred-person conferences. We work hard to find the best and the brightest experts to present the content and develop a single learning track to ensure that you don’t miss out on any sessions. This practically-focused training will prepare new and aspiring deans with the administrative and leadership skills that are essential for success in the position.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for experienced, new, and aspiring deans, as well as administrators who work with academic deans. You’ll receive practical information for use in fulfilling your role as an academic leader. Throughout the conference, you’ll hear about techniques that have worked for other academic deans and share your own.


Jeffrey L. Buller, Former Dean of the Honors College, Florida Atlantic University

Christine Quinn, CEO, Christine J. Quinn, Inc.

Jim Weese, Professor of Sport Management and a Former Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences (2004-2015), University of Western Ontario