Gain useful strategies to collaboratively foster healthier workplaces that allow each member of the team to thrive.
Higher education is at its best when faculty and staff have a sense of freedom to be their best selves at work. Common causes of this lack of freedom include a fear of reprisal for sharing feedback or not feeling valued as a whole person. To create healthier workplaces that build confidence and provide a more supportive atmosphere, leaders must understand what causes their team to feel constrained, so that they can accompany them in this co-creative process of change. By applying trauma-informed and liberation psychology approaches, we will discuss how leaders can build healthier working environments that free people to be creative, innovative, and experience a deep sense of belonging.
You will leave this two-hour virtual training with a deeper understanding of your own role in cultivating healthier working environments—including what motivates you to work for change and how you might bring about those changes, no matter your leadership role. You will also leave with practices and strategies to continue the self-reflection required to stay the course and walk with others, as collaborators and co-creators of new ways of being and doing.
Who Should Attend
This training is designed for supervisors of professional staff and faculty who want to create healthy, productive, collaborative, and engaging workplaces that allow each person to bring their whole self to the work.
Recording available 10 business days after the live training.
The Academic Impressions Online Learning Experience
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
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
In the first part of this training, we’ll set the foundation for understanding the notion of healthier workspaces and your facilitating role as a leader. Our expert instructor will discuss several methods of self-reflection to aid in identifying power and privilege that can be harnessed for the good of others. Not as saviors or heroes but in a humble way that also recognizes our marginalization. We will also engage in an exercise that will help you to uncover the values that drive and motivate you in your work so that you can use this information as a guiding compass for creating healthier environments
In the second half, we will focus on practical skill building, and we will discuss how to empower team members in order to create change. Our instructor will explore topics such as cultivating psychological safety and addressing sources of trauma that impact the workplace experience.
Annmarie Caño, Ph.D
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology, Gonzaga University
Annmarie’s mission is to support leaders who are working to create a healthier and more inclusive Academy. In addition to her role at Gonzaga University, Annmarie is also a licensed clinical psychologist (MI, WA) and an Academic Impressions leadership coach. Annmarie’s work as an academic leader is informed by more than 20 years of experience coaching and mentoring students, faculty, and staff, a clinical research career focused on empathy and emotional regulation, and her lived experiences as a Latina, first-generation college student.