Encore: Building Confidence as a New Leader: Overcoming Internal Barriers

December 7, 2022 | 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Eastern


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Build your confidence in your leadership ability by overcoming self-doubt. 


One of the most challenging barriers new leaders must overcome is the lack of confidence they often face when starting a new role. Whether they are first-time leaders or assuming a new level of responsibility, new leaders must grapple with such internal pressures as misplaced emotions, preconceived notions, and negative self-talk. Learning how to identify and combat this pressure can help them to successfully navigate the transition into leadership.

Join us for a re-airing of the training that took place in March 2022. The training is designed to help new higher ed leaders across all levels and functional areas to manage feelings of vulnerability in their positions and also reprogram negative thoughts. Using case studies, our expert instructor will address:

  • Identifying negative self-talk and a lack of leadership confidence: What types of intrapersonal language choices do you find yourself using when you feel unsure in your new role? What behaviors come out in those moments of uncertainty, and how do these behaviors impact your leadership ability?
  • Getting to the root of the issue: What situations cause you to feel particularly vulnerable, and how can you identify the root causes? Why are these situations particularly difficult for you, and how can you prepare for them in advance?
  • Changing negative habits and building confidence in your leadership ability: How can you take a step back and reframe your understanding of a situation? What strategies can you use to increase confidence in your leadership ability and change your inner dialogue?


How This Works

90 minutes | Watch a Re-airing of the Training
If you missed the event when it took place in March 2022 or you have been meaning to engage with the on-demand training, this is your chance to watch it together with higher ed colleagues from across the country. Mark your calendar now to set aside this time for yourself.

You’ll be able to follow along with the presentation by downloading the workbook to enhance your experience.


Who Should Attend

Leaders who are new to their roles or who have recently transitioned to a new level of responsibility within their institution will benefit from this 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


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Ginnifer Cié Gee

Associate Vice Provost for Career-Engaged Learning, University of Texas San Antonio

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. One of her greatest passions is the study, observation, and strategy surrounding the interpersonal workplace dynamics of professionals and leadership development.

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