Building Confidence as a New Leader: Discussion on May 10


Connect with new leaders across higher education to overcome self-doubt.


The internal barriers new leaders face when starting a new role or project can hold them back from being successful. Negative self-talk, the inability to accept praise, and feedback that is based on your identity rather than your actions can all hinder your ability to make decisions and lead others. Join us for a one-hour discussion where we’ll strategize ways to work through your fears and difficulties with leadership.


Who Should Attend

Attendees of our recent live training, Building Confidence as a New Leader: Overcoming Internal Barriers, or those who have viewed the recording will benefit most from this discussion opportunity. Leaders who are new to their roles or who have recently transitioned to a new and higher level of responsibility will also find it relevant.

Although it is not necessary to watch the recorded training before attending this discussion, we recommend that you do so in order to make the most of the experience.

The Academic Impressions Online Learning Experience

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Online Learning

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


May 10, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET


Case Study Review

You will respond to a case study from the Building Confidence as a New Leader workbook in a small group to get the discussion started.



Group Discussion

You will reflect on what strategies you can use to build confidence in your leadership ability and reprogram your negative self-talk. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to discuss the challenge of accepting and giving praise. Finally, you will be able to dive deeper into building confidence when feedback you receive might be due to factors beyond your control (such as your race, gender, status as a parent, etc.).


Portrait of Ginnifer Cié Gee

Ginnifer Cié Gee

Associate Vice Provost for Career-Engaged Learning

Ginnifer Cié Gee is the Associate Vice Provost for Career-Engaged Learning and a clinical faculty member at the University of Texas San Antonio. In addition, she has facilitated a leadership development series for staff and faculty since 2011. Prior to these roles, Cié held positions related to enrollment management and strategic planning, as well as for adjunct faculty in communication.

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