Staff Development Hub

Stay Engaged During This Time: Train and Learn New Skills from Anywhere

With our departments distributed and working remotely, it is more important than ever to stay connected—at a “social distance”—and to keep learning and developing as higher-ed professionals. Use this time to sharpen your skills, stay current and engaged with industry trends and best practices.

Use this time to connect with your peers and invest in your professional development. With an Academic Impressions membership, you get unlimited access to hundreds of online trainings and resources, including live and recorded webcasts and virtual conferences, designed to enhance your effectiveness and leadership capacity. Our virtual trainings are practical, interactive, and taught by vetted experts specific to higher ed.

WHY STAFF NEED YOUR SUPPORT


 

Our December 2019 survey of 2,500 higher-ed professionals reveals:

86% of women and 81% of men working in higher education say professional development is either “very” or “extremely” important to them.

Only 33% of staff said that their supervisor frequently or always engages them in conversation about their professional development (PD)…

…yet those who say they do experience dialogue around their PD are 3 times as likely to report high job satisfaction—and 3 times as likely to say they intend to stay at the institution.

Over a third of staff report that they don’t know where to look for PD or how to go about asking for it.

WE CAN HELP

With nearly 20 years of experience crafting online learning for higher-ed professionals, we can bring expert-designed, online learning tracks to you and your team—"out of the box” and ready to go.

 

BECOME AN ACADEMIC IMPRESSIONS MEMBER

Gain access to a vast library of higher education specific online training and resources for staff including everything below:

INCLUDED IN YOUR MEMBERSHIP


 

Become a member to get free and unlimited access to hundreds of online trainings, such as:

WEBCAST

Managing a Remote Team: How to Motivate, Maintain Morale, and Ensure Accountability

June 17, 2020

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WEBCAST

Managing Up: Using Common Goals to Align Mission, Vision, Values, and Priorities

June 18, 2020

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WEBCAST

Fail Fast and Fail Forward: How Agile Planning Can Move You Forward During Chaos

June 29, 2020

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WEBCAST

Find the Right Solution for Employee Performance Gaps

June 30, 2020

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Upgrading Your Self-Care During the COVID Crisis

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Identify and Actualize Your Team Values to Increase Trust and Engagement

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Increasing Emotional Intelligence by Identifying Your Triggers

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Shift Your Mindset to Build Resilience

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Facilitating Culturally Inclusive Meetings

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Managing Difficult Colleagues

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WEBCAST RECORDING

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision-Making

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WEBCAST RECORDING

5 Ways to Learn from Failure

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Discover Your Role and Impact in Creating Team Engagement

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WEBCAST RECORDING

10 Strategies to Foster More Creative Problem-Solving

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Fostering Psychological Safety in Your Team

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Influencing Without Authority

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Leading Through Change in Higher Education

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Time Management: A Disciplined Approach to Priority-Setting

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Lead More Courageous Conversations to Foster Diversity and Difference

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WEBCAST RECORDING

10 Powerful Strategies to Beat Procrastination

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCES


 

Members also get FREE access to our virtual conferences.*

*Limited member seats available.

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Training for Chiefs of Staff

July 9 - 10, 2020

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Comprehensive Strategies for Title IX Coordinators: Institute and Certification

July 27 - 29, 2020

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"At first, I was skeptical that a virtual conference was capable of being both engaging and informational - but Academic Impressions has mastered it! The 3-day online event was structured in a creative way that all participants had multiple opportunities to interact with each other and the presenters. No one's questions went unheard or unanswered. Thank you for this great experience, it has changed my view of virtual conferences and I look forward to attending more in the future."

- Desiree Ford, Digital Communications Manager, Binghamton University

“The virtual conference has been amazing. The presenters have all been great and the information they’ve provided is going to help us better use our social media. Even though this conference had to be virtualized due to COVID-19, the online format has been set up in a way that we can all collaborate and share ideas. I’m very eager to take what I’ve learned back to campus and start implementing new ideas.”

- Chris Forde, Coordinator of Marketing & Public Information, Lincoln Trail College

MEMBER INSTITUTIONS

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS


A complete training package specifically designed for staff in higher education:

  • Focused learning plans for rapid skill development
  • Hundreds of hours of in-depth webcasts featuring best practices and supplemental resources on issues critical to Academic Affairs, Advancement/ Alumni Relations, Business Office, Diversity & Inclusion, Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, and Leadership
  • Unlimited access to hundreds of online trainings, resources, articles, and more across a wide range of higher education-specific topics
  • Free 2-3 day virtual conferences providing in-depth instruction and valuable networking opportunities (limited member seats available)
  • Engaging and instructional videos
  • Research-based reports exploring critical issues facing the industry
  • Articles and whitepapers with tips, how-to's, and case studies
  • Tools, templates, and other resources that can help you do your job better immediately
  • Proactive mentoring and support

Use these resources to:

  • Host virtual Lunch & Learns with your colleagues
  • Keep each other accountable, engaged, and focused on your professional development
  • Integrate and support existing professional development efforts
  • Get PD in the hands of often-overlooked individuals, who can access these unique trainings on their own

 

Learn from THE organization with the most experience in online professional development:

  • Nearly 20 years of best-in-class online training
  • Designed and developed more than 1500 online trainings
  • Access our network of over 500 vetted subject matter experts
  • We have served more than 3000 institutions including every AAU, R1 and R2 institution

PRICING


 

Lock in discounted prices. Take advantage of our fiscal year-end promotion before prices increase on July 1, 2020.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FOR YOUR DEPARTMENT

 

10-USER MEMBERSHIP

$4,495/yr

(with 2-year agreement)

$5,000

(with 1-year agreement)

25-USER MEMBERSHIP + 1 CONFERENCE SEAT

$7,500

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FOR YOUR INSTITUTION

SMALL

(under 1,000 FTE employees)*

$15,000

MEDIUM

(1,000 – 2,000 FTE employees)*

$25,000

LARGE

(2,001 or more FTE employees)*

$35,000

Concerned with spending limits? Monthly and quarterly billing options available. Contact us for more information.

Questions about membership?

Paladino-Meg

Meghan Paladino
Membership Advisor, Academic Impressions

Already a member?

Make sure every woman on your team or at your institution has access to continuous training.

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* Pricing per individually accredited institution. Price guarantee for 3-year agreement.

READ WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING

"The level of support I get from Academic Impressions is great. Account managers at other organizations are certainly helpful when I call or contact them about a concern with the product, but Academic Impressions is the only one who reaches out on a regular basis to check in with us. We know of one other service that schedules check-in meetings—but not with the frequency of Academic Impressions.

Elizabeth, our account manager with Academic Impressions, checks in every couple of months to see what we’re working on and what resources we need. She then sends me lists of papers or webinars that could assist us. She has provided us with seven different curated “playlists” to meet the specific issues and concerns we are addressing on campus. For example, she sent us one on campus safety and well-being, and another on support for first-generation students. When there is something we’re addressing on campus that Academic Impressions doesn’t currently have training for (e.g., fraternity issues), she makes a note of it and takes that information back to her colleagues. She also sends usage data for our review—how many of our users are taking advantage of the resources and what trainings they’ve chosen.

It’s also very easy to get someone on the phone from Academic Impressions. I’ve had individuals (including Amit, Academic Impressions’ president) reach out to me for both feedback and information on what is happening on campus. I appreciate the fact that their people have close relationships with their clients and that they take the time to get to know what a campus needs."

- Anne Newman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

“At Anoka-Ramsey, training and development is not my only job on campus, so time is always a challenge. If I got to focus 100% on T&D, that would be wonderful! But it isn’t the reality. Elizabeth Hubbell, my account manager at Academic Impressions, creates and sends me “playlists” periodically, directing me to the specific training resources I need. Academic Impressions has a vast catalog of trainings, and having the trainings I need curated, selected, and organized into a playlist has been immensely helpful. If I had to go out and create these myself, I don’t think it would get done—so I really appreciate that.

Our account manager also does the “heavy lifting.” We held a faculty development day in August. Elizabeth provided me with a signup sheet so that we could get more faculty registered for the training. Once I returned that sheet to her, Academic Impressions took care of the rest, enrolling each faculty member and sending them a welcome email and instructions for participating. That was extremely helpful for me and also for the faculty who signed up. ”

I have never experienced a delayed response when I have had to reach anyone at Academic Impressions. Someone always gets back to me in a timely manner. I also feel that everyone I have worked with so far has been extremely helpful and is always willing to go the distance to ensure we have what we need. Thank you!”

- Darla Paradise, recently Talent Management Coordinator at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

“The webinars included in our membership have been incredibly valuable and topical to our team. The webinars are created specifically for the higher education context, and this makes the information in them relevant and enjoyable to watch. A lot of the examples we have heard about are things that we experience in our own institution.

To take full advantage of these webinars, we schedule “watch parties.” Early in the year, I scheduled a lunch ‘n learn session for my team so we could view the webinars together over a lunch break. It was a great way for us to connect and learn together. In the coming months, I plan to incorporate these webinars into our monthly Knowledge Sharing sessions so we can continue to learn together as a team. I have also attended a few live webinars that I found to be very interactive and engaging. I even made a few connections with folks from other institutions through those webinars.”

- Olga Carew, Manager, Student Systems, York University