Recognizing & Resisting Imposter Syndrome: A Discussion Series


Learn how imposter syndrome operates and gain strategies to resist it, so that you can spend less time in self-doubt and more time achieving your best work.


The competitiveness, individualism, and emphasis on expertise in higher education creates an environment ripe for imposter syndrome, where people across roles and responsibilities feel as if they are not “enough” or ever “doing enough.” In this discussion series, you will learn how imposter syndrome operates, both institutionally and psychologically, to keep you from contributing your best self to the world.

Using insights from recent research on imposter syndrome and focused reflection questions, our leadership coach, Jennifer Askey, will help you see through your own imposter syndrome and identify strategies for managing it in your day-to-day life. Each discussion in the series will feature research and/or a unique case study to guide the conversation. You can join all three discussions or attend only one, as preferred.

Who Should Attend

This discussion series is designed for all academic, including faculty, and non-academic staff and administrators who are seeking ways to identify and overcome imposter syndrome in themselves and others.

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


July 11, 2023

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Case Study Review

  • You will respond to research and/or a case study in a small group to get the discussion started.

Group Discussion

  • You will reflect on what strategies you can use to recognize and address imposter syndrome.


Portrait of Jennifer Askey

Jennifer Askey, Ph.D., PCC

Academic Coach

Jennifer Askey is an individual and group academic coach with over 25 years of experience in higher education in the U.S. and Canada. Her career has included work experience all over the academic map as support staff, sessional/adjunct lecturer, tenure-track faculty, tenured faculty, and professional administrative staff. As a coach, she helps her clients achieve clarity around the impact they want to have as an academic and the habits they need to develop to reach their goals.

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