Recognizing & Resisting Imposter Syndrome: A Discussion Series

Recognizing & Resisting Imposter Syndrome



April 25, 2023 | July 11, 2023 | October 17, 2023


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 to see through your own imposter syndrome and identify strategies for managing it in your day-to-day life.

How it Works

This series consists of three 1-hour discussions. To get the discussion started, we will begin each session with current research and/or a case study you will respond to in small groups before coming together as a large group to discuss and reflect upon what strategies you can use to recognize and address imposter syndrome.

Each session will be facilitated by academic and leadership coach Jennifer Askey, who has extensive experience in educating and coaching individuals and groups on the topic of imposter syndrome in higher education—as well as on how to manage it. Each discussion will include a unique research/case study for the participants. We encourage you to attend all three to deepen your knowledge of imposter syndrome and how to manage it, however we have designed this series in such a way that participants can attend one session and still benefit from the information and reflection involved.

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.

Discussion on April 25: Recognizing & Resisting Imposter Syndrome: A Discussion Series

April 25, 2023 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Discussion on July 11: Recognizing & Resisting Imposter Syndrome: A Discussion Series

July 11, 2023 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Discussion on October 17: Recognizing & Resisting Imposter Syndrome: A Discussion Series

October 17, 2023 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Due to the sensitive nature of this discussion, these programs will not be recorded and included in our library.


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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Questions About the Event?

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Jenna Ledford
Learning & Development Manager,
Academic Impressions

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