Women’s Leadership Success in Higher Education

Women's Leadership Success
in Higher Education

March 27 - 29, 2019
Denver, CO

OR

June 10 - 12, 2019
New Orleans, LA

Become your most powerful self.

Join women from across higher education to gain confidence as a leader, prioritize your goals, chart your career path, and expand your network!

Are you looking to take the next step in leadership but aren’t sure where to start? What particular strengths do you have that can help you lead with excellence? Would you like to connect with other female leaders in higher education for shared learning and support? Please join us for this powerful learning experience.

During this event, we will look at how gender (along with other factors like generation, geography, and diversity) gives you a unique perspective that can shape and empower your leadership style. You will also have opportunities to build an affinity network with your peers that can provide mentorship and guidance as you move forward with your goals following the event.

Due to the popularity of this event, we can only accept the first 200 attendees. Register now to save your spot!

 

Pre-Conference Workshop: Conflict Management

In this workshop, you will learn strategies to help you manage and resolve a variety of conflicts within your department and institution. You will be introduced to practical tools that can be used to address conflict in its earliest stages before it becomes a formal dispute. There is no one-size-fits all approach to resolving conflicts. That’s why our expert instructor will present numerous scenarios and discuss the use of framing, facilitation and other dispute resolution tools to help you:

  • Improve and sustain a healthy working environment
  • Build rapport among colleagues
  • Increase faculty and staff morale

This pre-conference workshop is limited to just 75 participants.

 

Breakout Sessions to Work on Specific Skills

During this event, you will have the opportunity to work in smaller groups to build your leadership skill set. These breakouts may include:

  • Executive Presence: Practice your executive presence in a safe space and receive feedback for improvement.
  • Map Your Career Opportunities: Develop a set of “potential career maps” to draw on as you go forward in your career.
  • Working With Your Inner Coach to Fortify Confidence, Courage, and Resilience: Learn to strengthen resilience, stay self-supportive in the face of adversity, encourage your capacity to dare greatly, manage stress, and maintain a positive mindset.
  • Using Your Strengths to Create a Hope Map: Explore the results of your Strengths Finder assessment in order to understand how you can best contribute to your organization.

 

Who Should Attend

Mid- to upper-level female higher education leaders who wish to:

  • Overcome personal barriers that might be holding you back as a leader.
  • Build upon your leadership skill set for success.
  • Learn from expert faculty and the shared experiences of your peers.

 

Bring your team and save!

Save over 15% when you register three or more colleagues.

Follow Through With Success Coaching

Have you ever gone to a training only to find that you came back with great ideas but don’t have the time, support, or skills needed to make the changes?

Academic Impressions has produced thousands of trainings and we have learned that utilizing a coach after attending a conference helps provide accountability and bridges the training with the on-the-ground work of getting the job done.

As a result, we are now offering success coaching on select conferences.

  • Purchase this training + 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed.
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you’ve learned.
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice.

To learn more, contact Patricia Sandler at patricia@academicimpressions.com or purchase the Premium Pass with success coaching below.

“This was a powerful conference for me as a woman leader. I realize that there are others that experience the same challenges, both personally and professionally. That made an impact on my desire to set goals to work on improving myself both professionally and personally. The speakers are so full of knowledge and experience and are so willing to share all of themselves with us.”

- Vicki Diehl, Business Manager, Colorado State University

“This course exceeded my expectations. The speakers were knowledgeable and so generous with their time and expertise. The conference materials are really useful and I'm leaving with concrete steps I want to take, as well as lots of ideas and resources. My fellow attendees were all warm, positive, intelligent and open. This event has been uplifting and meaningful.”

- Katie Reed, Assessment Coordinator, Texas A&M University

“This conference has empowered me to be unapologetically, uniquely me as a leader and I will return to my institution with more confidence knowing that I have a valuable toolkit and a supportive network of women in my corner.”

- Crystal Tidmore, Associate Director of Development, McCombs School of Business

“This event had a life-changing effect on my attitude, my confidence in myself, and the direction I want my career to go. This conference made me down the negative feelings I sometimes let affect me and embrace my inner power and desire to lead.”

- Melissa Smith, Associate Director, Alumni Affairs, University of Tennessee

“I had a great experience with so many takeaways - mainly that there is so much in my power to change: my attitude, making a difference and sharing with others.””

- Jenny Wilson, Business Analyst, North Carolina State University

Highlight Agenda Sessions

 

Your registration for the event includes full access to all conference sessions and materials, the networking reception, breakfast and lunch on Day 2, breakfast on Day 3, as well as refreshments and snacks throughout the conference. Breakfast and lunch on Day 1 will only be provided to pre-conference workshop attendees.

Day 1

 

Pre-Conference Session: Conflict Management

In this workshop, you will learn strategies to help you manage and resolve a variety of conflicts within your department and institution. You will be introduced to practical tools that can be used to address conflict in its earliest stages before it becomes a formal dispute. There is no one-size-fits all approach to resolving conflicts. That’s why our expert instructor will present numerous scenarios and discuss the use of framing, facilitation and other dispute resolution tools to help you:

  • Improve and sustain a healthy working environment
  • Build rapport among colleagues
  • Increase faculty and staff morale

This pre-conference workshop is limited to just 75 participants.

 


 

Creating an Inner Coach Stronger than Your Inner Critic: Moving Beyond the Impostor Syndrome

Many of us live with the constant “self-talk” of a harsh inner critic that inhibits spontaneity, silences our input, and holds us hostage to worry and anxiety. This session will describe how and why the inner critic became so powerful and how we can develop an alternative voice, the Inner Coach, that knows how to support our confidence, self-esteem, courage, and resilience.

 


 

Enhancing Hope through Strengths: Using Strengths Based Philosophy to Achieve Goals

Hope, defined by as our ideas and energy for the future, is a variable that drives persistence, innovation, and the goal setting process. Implementing a strengths-based philosophy can build hope by helping individuals learn how to best leverage their strengths to accomplish organizational goals. This workshop will provide a template for you to build an understanding of the importance of hope in the workplace.

 


Day 2

 

Focusing on Executive Presence

This session will help you to understand what it means to have “executive presence” and how even simple modifications to habits and behaviors can have a powerful impact on the message you convey to others.

 


 

Building Your Leadership Skill Set Concurrent Sessions (three rotating sessions)

In these concurrent sessions, you will have the opportunity to work in small groups to build your leadership skill set. These sessions’ topics include:

 

1: Working With Your Inner Coach to Fortify Confidence, Courage and Resilience (Beth Weinstock)

This workshop develops your Inner Coach’s tool kit. Learn to strengthen resilience, stay self-supportive in the face of adversity, encourage your capacity to dare greatly, manage stress, and maintain a positive mindset. Let the voice of your Inner Coach be a guide to greater well-being and a catalyst for your best self.

 

2: Executive Presence (Eda Roth)

Learn how to better present yourself and your ideas. How you speak, your physical stance, eye contact, and more all impact the delivery of your message. This breakout session is an opportunity for you to practice your executive presence in a safe space and receive feedback for improvement.

 

3: Mapping Your Career Opportunities (Jeanne Hey)

Let's embrace our career ambitions and make them happen! Too rarely are women - especially in higher ed - encouraged to plan for their career progression and transitions. This session will guide you through exercises that help you to 1) examine your career ambitions and dreams, 2) consider obstacles and tradeoffs for each, and 3) define the steps you need to take to make those ambitions and dreams a reality. You will leave with a set of "potential career maps" to draw on as you go forward in your career.

 

4: Using Your Strengths to Create a Hope Map (Therese Lask)

Explore the results of your Strengths Finder assessment in order to understand how you can best contribute to your organization.

Create a Hope Map, building your path to achieving your goals.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to have completed StrengthsFinder prior to participating. Educators with a qualified email address can purchase the assessment here for $11.99.

 


 

Influence and Authority

Influencing is a powerful tactic no matter where you sit within your institution’s organizational hierarchy. This training will be useful to you if you are trying to influence both people who you supervise and report to, as well as peers with whom you regularly collaborate.


Day 3

 

Next Steps in Your Career Plan

In this session, you will be broken into groups to discuss the next steps in your growth as a leader. This may include resources for learning, discussions to have, and actions to take.

 


 

Panel Discussion

March 27 - 29, 2019
Denver, CO

Conference Hotel Information:

Brown Palace
321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.297.3111

Room Rate: $219
Room Block Dates: Nights of March 26, 27 and 28, 2019.
Rate Available Until: March 5, 2019.

Reserve Your Room: Please call 303.297.3111 and indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group to receive the group rate. Please book early - rooms are limited and subject to availability.

June 10 - 12, 2019
New Orleans, LA

Conference Hotel Information:

Royal Sonesta New Orleans
300 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70113
504.586.0300

Room Rate: $179
Room Block Dates: Nights of June 9, 10 and 11, 2019.
Rate Available Until: May 17, 2019.

Reserve Your Room: Please book online or call 504.586.0300 and indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group with code "0609ACAIMP" to receive the group rate. Group code is: 0609ACAIMP Please book early - rooms are limited and subject to availability.

Speakers

JeanneHey

Jeanne Hey

Dean of College of Arts & Sciences
University of New England

Dr. Hey’s research and teaching expertise are in the areas of comparative foreign policy, small states, Latin American politics, European foreign policy and pedagogy in international studies. She is an alumna of the HERS Leadership Institute for women in academia, and is also a past fellow in the Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She has developed and facilitated workshops and presentations on a variety of issues in management and leadership.

Read Jeanne's full bio here.

Photo By Tommy O'Laughlin '13

Mary Hinton

President, College of St. Benedict

Mary is a speaker for our March conference only.

Fueled by her interest in combining a spiritual outlook with an energetic liberal arts education, Dr. Mary Dana Hinton pursued and gained professional experience on Catholic college campuses. She has personal experience with the benefits of a women’s Catholic collegiate education. As CSB’s 15th president, Dr. Mary Hinton will lead CSB into its second century as a nationally celebrated Benedictine women’s college.

Read Mary's full bio here.

Therese Lask, Training and Organizational Development Specialist, Colorado State University, October 24, 2017

Therese Lask

Training & Organizational Development Specialist
Colorado State University

Dr. Therese Lask is a Training Specialist and has worked in higher education for more than 25 years. Therese has helped organizations infuse a strengths-based philosophy to assist with building teams and helping individuals contribute their best at work. Her areas of expertise include: strengths development, strategic planning, wellbeing, hope, multi-generational workforce, change, professional resilience, and career exploration.

Read Therese's full bio here.

Eda Roth

Eda Roth

Consultant
Executive Presence, Leadership Development, & Communication Skills

Eda Roth is an actress and consultant who for over twenty years has been bringing theatre-based skills to executives in various industries. She helps leaders communicate more meaningfully and with greater results in a variety of situations. The range of her expertise includes helping individuals develop better presentation skills, executive presence, and one-on-one communication abilities - thereby strengthening their talents in engaging others and building supportive relationships.

Read Eda's full bio here.

BethWeinstock

Beth Weinstock

Leadership Coach

Beth is a leadership coach and licensed clinical psychologist. With her colleague, Dr. Jane Shure, she founded The Resilience Group which trains leaders to develop skills that expand their capacity to manage adversity, increase confidence when transitioning into new roles, maintain a grounded presence in the face of stress and promote a positive influence over those who work with and for them. Beth is also the founder of the non-profit Women’s Leadership Works, committed to leadership training for college women before they graduate.

Read Beth's full bio here.

KarentWhitney

Karen Whitney

President Emerita, Clarion University

Karen is a speaker for our June conference only.

Dr. Karen Whitney has held many leadership positions throughout her 37 year career in higher education and is a nationally recognized organizational and leadership development writer, speaker, and consultant. Whitney was president of Clarion University from 2010-2017. During this time, she lead the university through a period of great operational challenge and change including a transformational reorganization of colleges, departments and academic priorities.

Read Karen's full bio here.

March 27 - 29, 2019 | Denver, CO

Features

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 4 Breakout Session Options

  • Presidential Panel

  • Networking Reception

  • Pre-Conference Workshop: Conflict Management

  • Three Success Coaching Sessions

  • $2,795

    through Jan 18 $2,895


Conference Pass

  • -


  • -

  • $1,695

    through March 8 $1,795


Conference Plus Pass


  • -

  • $1,995

    through March 8 $2,095


Premium Pass


  • $2,595

    through March 8 $2,695


Conference Pass

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 4 Breakout Session Options

  • Presidential Panel

  • Networking Reception

  • .

  • .

  • $1,695

    through March 8 $1,795


Conference Plus Pass

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 4 Breakout Session Options

  • Presidential Panel

  • Networking Reception

  • Conflict Management Pre-Con

  • .

  • $1,995

    through March 8 $2,095


Premium Pass

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 4 Breakout Session Options

  • Presidential Panel

  • Networking Reception

  • Conflict Management Pre-Con

  • Three Success Coaching Sessions

  • $2,595

    through March 8 $2,695


To purchase conference materials only click here.

June 10 - 12, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

Features

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 4 Breakout Session Options

  • Presidential Panel

  • Networking Reception

  • Pre-Conference Workshop: Conflict Management

  • Three Success Coaching Sessions

  • $2,795

    through Jan 18 $2,895


Conference Pass

  • -


  • -

  • $1,695

    through May 24 $1,795


Conference Plus Pass


  • -

  • $1,995

    through May 24 $2,095


Premium Pass


  • $2,595

    through May 24 $2,695


Conference Pass

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 4 Breakout Session Options

  • Presidential Panel

  • Networking Reception

  • .

  • .

  • $1,695

    through May 24 $1,795


Conference Plus Pass

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 4 Breakout Session Options

  • Presidential Panel

  • Networking Reception

  • Conflict Management Pre-Con

  • .

  • $1,995

    through May 24 $2,095


Premium Pass

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 4 Breakout Session Options

  • Presidential Panel

  • Networking Reception

  • Conflict Management Pre-Con

  • Three Success Coaching Sessions

  • $2,595

    through May 24 $2,695


To purchase conference materials only click here.

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