Overcome mid-career stagnation by purposefully moving toward your future.
As faculty move through their mid-career stage, there are numerous directions open to them for their future. Associate professors, both tenured and on the career track, can choose to focus more directly on their research, experiment with new teaching techniques, or focus on building skills to move into leadership positions. However, given all of these directions, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed at the mid-career stage. Additionally, outside pressures like service work, teaching requirements, and competing goals and priorities can make mid-career faculty feel like they have no say over their future. Building skills exemplified by leaders with agency can therefore help mid-career faculty to better manage their career journey and overall well-being.
Join us for this interactive virtual training on the basics of building agency in your mid-career. Our speakers, Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren and Dr. Cié Gee, will walk you through skills that make up agency, like self-awareness of control, flexibility, psychological stability, and ownership of your role. You will learn how to build those skills in your own career—and what those skills can lead to.
Who Should Attend
Tenured or career-track faculty who are at the mid-career stage and considering next steps will benefit the most from this training. Early-career faculty or tenure-track faculty may also learn how to plan farther ahead for their own mid-career stage.
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
1:00 –3:00 p.m. ET
To kick off the training, our speakers will define agency and break down what skills are exemplified by agential leaders. You will hear from these speakers about how they have been able to build agency in their own careers, even when it seemed like they did not have control or power in their roles.
In this section, you will see how the skills associated with agency can lead to less burnout, a greater ability to manage your emotions around work, creativity and innovation, and a stronger sense of overall well-being at work.
To conclude the training, you will have the opportunity to learn some tips to build agency within yourself as well as to practice building those skills.
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.
Daryl Van Tongeren
Associate Professor of Psychology, Hope College
Daryl Van Tongeren is an Associate Professor of Psychology and recently served as Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at Hope College. His research focuses on the social motivation for meaning and its relation to virtues and morality. Specifically, he and his students adopt a social-cognitive approach to study meaning in life, religion and virtues, such as forgiveness and humility.