Privilege and Its Role in Enhancing Equity

May 17, 2023 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern


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Join us to become more comfortable recognizing and harnessing your privilege in order to use it to make a positive impact on your students, colleagues, and teams.


All of us enjoy privilege on some level, which means that all of us have an opportunity to use our privilege in support of those who experience marginalization. But how does one establish credibility and acceptance as an ally when there are so many opportunities to get it wrong?

This training aims to remove the stigma from accepting our own privilege while identifying the nuances between performative and authentic connection. This session will identify both traditional as well as less recognizable forms of privilege and provide the tools to engage, create space for, and include communities where we do not hold membership. 


Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning about privilege, microaggressions, and effective allyship as a leader in higher education. This course is most beneficial to faculty, staff, and senior administrators who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with communicating across difference with colleagues, administrative leaders, and students.

Recording available 10 business days after the live training.

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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


May 17, 2023

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET

During this 90-minute virtual workshop, Dr. Sandra Miles, Head of Practice for DEI at Academic Impressions, will lead us as we explore the following key concepts and how to embrace opportunities to create meaningful change when the stakes are high. Along the way, you will be equipped with tools, resources, and strategies to help you deepen your confidence while being a champion of those from marginalized communities in situations that may sit outside your comfort zone:

  • What is privilege? How did it become synonymous with wealth? Why is it neither good nor bad?



  • How might being consistently marginalized impact a person’s willingness or ability to be an advocate for themselves?


Power and How We Use It
  • How can we identify the power we have in certain situations?
  • How can we better understand when power is static and when power is transferrable?



Action Planning to Actively Engage Your Privilege
  • Becoming comfortable with privilege is a lifelong journey and will involve some trial and error. Through a series of discussion prompts, case studies, and individual reflection activities, you will develop an action plan to help move you forward on your journey towards becoming more intentional when your privilege enters the space.


Professional portrait of Sandra Miles

Sandra Miles, PhD

Head of Practice for Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Academic Impressions

Sandra has spent most of the last two decades serving as a leader and administrator in higher education. Specifically, she has had extensive experience in managing crisis, strategic planning, developing leadership programs, working with persons with disabilities, mediating disputes, and serving as a Dean of Students, Chief Student Affairs Officer, Chief Diversity Officer, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator. In 2022, Sandra joined Academic Impressions full-time as the Head of Practice for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, due to her experience with the organization as a subject-matter expert who facilitated trainings and workshops in higher-ed, as well as to her passion for making DEI concepts resonate for individuals from all walks of life.

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  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed
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  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice



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  • 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you've learned
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice

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